Sexual Assault Prevention Month
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April is Sexual Assault Prevention Month
Each year the nation recognizes sexual assault awareness month, and a committee of WKU and nonprofit organizations plan activities to raise awareness for prevention in Bowling Green. Activities are geared toward educating individuals on sexual violence and promoting resources for those who have experienced sexual assault or sexual misconduct.
The Sexual Assault Prevention Month planning committee consists of WKU Counseling Center, Hope Harbor, WKU Health Education & Promotion, WKU Office of Student Conduct, WKU Housing & Residence Life, WKU Student Activities, WKU Social Work, and WKU University Marketing.
Sexual Assault Prevention Month Kick-off
11:00am - 2:00pm
DSU Courtyard (rain location: DSU 2nd floor)
Begin Sexual Assault Prevention Month, by learning resources that are available on campus and in the community for prevention and support. In addition, there will be activities and giveaways. WKU student organizations are invited to also set up a table with information and activities that support education, advocacy, and prevention. To have a table, contact Elizabeth Madariaga, WKU Counseling Center, at email@example.com.
Till It Happens Live Exhibit
12:00pm - 1:00pm
During the Sexual Assault Prevention Month Kick-Off event, the Till It Happens Live Exhibit returns to provide real stories from those impacted by sexual trauma. Individuals will hold a sign related to things that have been said to victims, examples of better things to say, and ways to take action. If you are interested in volunteering in the live exhibit holding stories from survivors, complete the form online.
1:00pm - 3:00pm Central
The Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs will kick off the beginning of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month with this event in Lexington, Kentucky. Register online.
Part of the Solution
Part of the Solution is an interactive discussion designed for college men to learn about the different forms of sexual assault, how to intervene as a bystander, and how to help support someone who has experienced sexual assault. This session will include discussion along with Q&A from campus officials on topics specific to college men. The session is open to all students.
The Hook Up
The Hook-Up, brought to you by the same producers as the hit program Sex Signals, uses a unique blend of humor, research, and audience participation to delve into a deeper discussion about hook-up culture, sexual violence, and bystander intervention. Presented over 1000 times this year at military installations and college campuses across the nation, The Hook-Up will leave students with clear definitions of healthy hook-ups, and how they’re influenced by rape culture, while also arming them with the tools to be effective bystanders. Please welcome The Hook-Up!
Faculty and Staff Disclosure Training
12:00 - 1:00pm
Participants will have the opportunity to learn how to helpfully respond to student disclosures of interpersonal violence and support a student following a disclosure. Additionally, participants will learn how to report disclosures based on the mandatory reporting requirements. Register online.
DSU Nite Class
This month’s Grocery Bingo is focused on sexual assault education, advocacy, and prevention. Grocery Bingo is a monthly program held by HEP where students can win free groceries, toiletry items, and prizes for winning one of the many rounds of bingo! Students also play a themed Kahoot in between rounds of bingo to learn more about various health-related topics.
1,000 Teal Ribbons and #MeToo
Join us for an interactive discussion on the #MeToo Movement, founder, and activist Tarana Burke, and how you can raise awareness and support survivors of sexual assault. This event also creates a space for conversation around making teal ribbons.
Out of Bounds
Out of Bounds is a two-part event for grades 6-8 to get involved in Sexual Assault Prevention Month. In addition to the Sexual Assault Prevention Month Committee, this program is presented with For a Real Change, Boys to Men Leadership Group and Leading Ladies. Learn more about Out of Bounds.
Take Back the Night
5:00 - 9:00pm
This annual event presented by the Hope Harbor sexual trauma recovery center serves as a community gathering for all those who want to go beyond raising awareness but to engage advocates and survivors in promoting a community that works together in education, support, advocacy, and prevention efforts. This event will feature food, music, and speakers.
First Things First
First Things First event features local poets and writers from WKU on Facebook Live hosted by Hope Harbor, INC and WKU Gender & Women's Studies Department. The original work is presented during this event followed by a discussion.
What Were You Wearing Exhibit
Intercultural Student Engagement Center Gallery
Support a Survivor Supply Drive
Donate journals and fidget spinners
Drop off locations:
Hope Harbor, 913 Broadway Ave., Bowling Green, KY
Counseling Center, Potter Hall 409
Student Activities, Downing Student Union 2059
Social Work, Academic Complex 110