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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
Wednesday, March 30

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 elizabeth.madariaga@wku.edu.

Till it Happens to You
Wednesday, March 30

Till It Happens Live Exhibit

12:00pm - 1:00pm

DSU Courtyard

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.

State Kick-off
Thursday, March 31

State-wide Kick-Off 

1:00pm - 3:00pm Central

Lexington, KY

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
Monday, April 4

Part of the Solution

5:00pm

DSU 2081

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
Thursday, April 7

The Hook Up 

6:00pm

JRH Auditorium

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 Disclosures
Tuesday, April 12

Faculty and Staff Disclosure Training

12:00 - 1:00pm

Zoom

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.

 

 

Grocery Bingo
Wednesday, April 13

Grocery Bingo

6:30pm

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. 

Teal Ribbons
Thursday, April 14

1,000 Teal Ribbons and #MeToo

3:00pm

Nite Class

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
March 29 and April 26

Out of Bounds

5:00pm

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
Thursday, April 28

Take Back the Night

5:00 - 9:00pm

SOKY Marketplace

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
April 29

First Things First

5pm

Facebook Live

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
All Month

What Were You Wearing Exhibit

Intercultural Student Engagement Center Gallery

DSU 2041

 

 

Support a Survivor Supply drive

All Month 

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

Preston Center

Social Work, Academic Complex 110

 

 

 

 


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