Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) 2014

  

It is time to talk about it!  Es tiempo de hablar

Your Voice.  Our Future.  Tu voz es nuestro futuro

Prevent Sexual Violence.  Prevengamos la violencia sexual 


April is nationally recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), and UC Berkeley stands in solidarity with survivors and allies!  Learn how you can play a role in promoting a healthy foundation for relationships, development and sexual violence prevention.  This April, use your voice to impact our future.  Join the conversation #ucbsaam!


SAAM Tabling Kick-off at Sather Gate (weather permitting)

MW 1-2pm, TuTh 12-1pm for the Month of April


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Tues April 1, 2014

•   SAAM Resource Tabling & Kick Off (weather permitting)  12-1pm - Sather Gate (East Crescent)

Stop by the plaza to pick up flyers, pocket cards and other handouts containing resource lists and educational information regarding sexual assault and sexual harassment.  Meet staff from the Gender Equity Resource Center, LEAD Center/ASUC Auxiliary, UCPD and UHS. Mondays and Wednesdays, 1-2; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12-1pm throughout the April.  For info, contact ambrosio@berkeley.edu.

**Due to possible rain, we will have ribbons & resources available in the LEAD Center, 102 Hearst Gym, and the Gender Equity Resource Center, 202 Chavez**

 

  The Dang Fellowship Info Session  5-6pm - 127 Sproul Hall

The Dang Fellowship empowers UC Berkeley students to eradicate all forms of slavery in the 21st century. The modern slave trade, also referred to as human trafficking, violates the fundamental human right to freedom. About 30 million people are enslaved worldwide in domestic work, commercial sex, agriculture, factories, armed conflict, and forced marriage.  This fellowship honors and bolsters the work of human rights activist and UC Berkeley alum, Minh Dang, whose work exposes and addresses child abuse and child sexual enslavement.  Apply by the deadline on Wednesday, April 2nd at 5 p.m. for the chance to work with anti-slavery issues during the 2014-2015 year. http://publicservice.berkeley.edu/dang

 

•   Bears That Care Training  6-7pm - 170 Barrows

Bears that CARE: Take Action (BTC)  is an active bystander initiative whose objective is to create a community of care, where community members are able to recognize and intervene by using creative tools (CARE MODEL) to de-escalate a situation that could be potentially harmful.  http://sa.berkeley.edu/btc/request - students sign up through this link.

 

Wednesday April 2, 2014

•   Bears That Care Training  1:00pm – 2:00pm - 88 Dwinelle

Bears that CARE: Take Action (BTC)  is an active bystander initiative whose objective is to create a community of care, where community members are able to recognize and intervene by using creative tools (CARE MODEL) to de-escalate a situation that could be potentially harmful.  http://sa.berkeley.edu/btc/request - students sign up through this link.

 

•   Auditions for “Healing Voices”  6-9pm

"Healing Voices" is a survivor-centered program, including spoken word, monologues, and dramatic performances, hosted by Clark Kerr Campus.  Sign up for an audition slot here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0849ABA72AA0FB6-healing.   Audition pieces should be the same or similar to what you would plan to present in the program, and should be no longer than five minutes.  They may be original work or from another source with appropriate citation.  Location for the auditions will be determined and communicated to those who have signed up.

Questions?  Anneliise Rehn Email: anneliise@berkeley.edu

 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

•   Bears That Care Training 4–5pm  - 160 Dwinelle  

Bears that CARE: Take Action (BTC)  is an active bystander initiative whose objective is to create a community of care, where community members are able to recognize and intervene by using creative tools (CARE MODEL) to de-escalate a situation that could be potentially harmful.  http://sa.berkeley.edu/btc/request - students sign up through this link.

 

Friday, April 4, 2014

•   Recognizing and Responding to Signs of Sexual Violence  12-1pm -  202 Chavez

Join us for this brownbag discussion led by Gender Equity Resource Center staff and campus/community partners to learn about ways to support someone hurt by sexual violence, what resources are available, and the recognizing the personal impact on you as a support person.  Bring your lunch!  For info, contact ambrosio@berkeley.edu.

 

Monday, April 7, 2014

•   Recognizing and Responding to Signs of Sexual Violence  4-5pm -  202 Chavez

Join us for this tea time discussion led by Gender Equity Resource Center staff and campus/community partners to learn about ways to support someone hurt by sexual violence, what resources are available, and the recognizing the personal impact on you as a support person.  Bring your favorite mug or waterbottle!  For info, contact ambrosio@berkeley.edu.

 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

•  Screening and discussion of "The Line"  6-7pm - 88 Dwinelle Hall

Told through a “sex-positive” lens, The Line is a 24 minute documentary about a young woman – the filmmaker, Nancy Schwartzman - who is raped, but her story isn’t cut and dry.  Not a “perfect victim,” the filmmaker confronts her attacker, recording the conversation with a hidden camera.  Sex workers, survivors and activists discuss justice, accountability and today’s “rape culture.”  The film asks the question: where is the line defining consent?  Shown in film festivals around the world, The Line was released in September 2009, and is a top selling film with educational distributor, the Media Education Foundation - http://whereisyourline.org/film.  For info, contact ambrosio@berkeley.edu.

 

Monday-Thursday, April 14-17, 2014

 "Why Are You Against Sexual Assault" Installation  10-4pm - Multicultural Community Center (MCC), Hearst Field Annex D-37

Display of "Why Are You Against Sexual Assault" Facebook Photo Campaign, Take Back the Night (TBTN) will be creating an installation of signs made by members of the campus community.  Installation will take place on Monday, and folks from the community will have till Thursday to come in and participate in the viewing experience in the MCC.  For info, contact berkeleytbtn@gmail.com

 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

 Take Back the Night (TBTN) Resource Fair  4:45pm-6pm  - Upper Sproul Plaza

In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, student groups, campus and community resources will be tabling before the we would like to invite you to table for your organization at the Take Back the Night Resource Fair.  TBTN is open to folks of all gender identities, sexual orientations, races, ethnicities, abilities, and class backgrounds.  TBTN is a national movement to shatter the silence surrounding sexual violence by utilizing various art forms.  For info, contact berkeleytbtn@gmail.com

 

 Take Back the Night Rally, Open Mic and March  5-7pm - Upper Sproul Plaza

UC Berkeley's Take Back the Night is an evening of empowerment, education, and entertainment, with a full set list of community performances, and the opportunity for folks to participate in an open mic portion!  We will end the night with a silent candlelit vigil and march in honor of the lives that have been lost and impacted by sexual violence.  For info, contact berkeleytbtn@gmail.com

 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

 Screening of selections from "No! The Rape Documentary" and discussion  5-6:30pm - 202 Chavez

Produced and Directed over a period of eleven years, seven of which were full time, by Aishah Shahidah Simmons, an incest and rape survivor, this award-winning, internationally-acclaimed, groundbreaking feature length documentary features riveting testimonials from Black women rape survivor stories who defy victimization.  Violence prevention advocates, theologians, sociologists, historians, anthropologists, and other leading scholars and human rights activists provide an interdisciplinary context with which to examine sexual violence in African-American communities. They also explore how rape is used as a weapon of homophobia - http://notherapedocumentary.org/sexual-assault-documentary-no.  Discussion facilitated by staff at the Gender Equity Resource Center and University Health Services.  For info, contact ambrosio@berkeley.edu.

 

Wed, April 23, 2014

•   Denim Day - Wear denim to show your solidarity for survivors of sexual assault.

Part of a national campaign - http://denimdayusa.org originally triggered by a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent.  The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. Peace Over Violence developed the Denim Day campaign in response to this case and the activism surrounding it. Since then, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault. In this rape prevention education campaign, community members, elected officials, businesses and students are asked to make a social statement with their fashion by wearing jeans on this day as a visible means of protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual assault. This year’s Denim Day will be held on April 23, 2014 and will focus on educating the community at large on the legal definition of consent.

 

•   Bears That Care Training  5–6pm  - 166 Barrows

Bears that CARE: Take Action (BTC)  is an active bystander initiative whose objective is to create a community of care, where community members are able to recognize and intervene by using creative tools (CARE MODEL) to de-escalate a situation that could be potentially harmful.  http://sa.berkeley.edu/btc/request - students sign up through this link.

 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

•   Recognizing and Responding to Signs of Sexual and Relationship Violence  12-1pm -  202 Chavez

Join us for this brownbag discussion at the Gender Equity Resource Center led by staff from the Family Violence Law Center  to learn about ways to support someone hurt by sexual and relationship violence, what resources are available, and the recognizing the personal impact on you as a support person.  Bring your lunch!  For info, contact ambrosio@berkeley.edu.

 

Monday, April 28, 2014

 Screening and discussion of "Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes"  5-6:30pm - 202 Chavez

Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes provides a riveting examination of manhood, sexism, and homophobia in hip-hop culture.  Director Byron Hurt, former star college quarterback, longtime hip-hop fan, and gender violence prevention educator, conceived the documentary as a "loving critique" of a number of disturbing trends in the world of rap music. He pays tribute to hip-hop while challenging the rap music industry to take responsibility for glamorizing destructive, deeply conservative stereotypes of manhood. The documentary features revealing interviews about masculinity and sexism with rappers such as Mos Def, Fat Joe, Chuck D, Jadakiss, and Busta Rhymes, hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, and cultural commentators such as Michael Eric Dyson and Beverly Guy-Sheftall.  Critically acclaimed for its fearless engagement with issues of race, gender violence, and the corporate exploitation of youth culture.  Discussion facilitated by Takeo Rivera, Theater, Dance and Performance Studies (TDPS).  For info, contact ambrosio@berkeley.edu.

 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

 Drunk Sex? Navigating Consent in the Greek Community  7pm - 160 Dwinelle

So the law says you can't consent to sex if you've been drinking, but what does that mean? Do you have to be blacked out for it to "count" as non-consensual? Or, does alcohol just have to be present in your system? What about if both people are drunk or if they are talking about hooking-up before they start drinking? What role do you play in creating a culture of consent?

 

Come learn about how consent and partying can work together. Consent does not have to be some intense contract you have to whip out before you have sex; it's an ongoing conversation. Just like with texting and Facebooking, alcohol makes everything a little more complicated, including consent. Come discuss tactics and strategies about navigating consent with fellow CalGreeks members, as well as when and how to step in when others may be in potentially harmful situations. No RSVP required! See you there!

 

Facilitated by Dean of Students Office and Fraternity & Sorority Life, and Greeks Against Sexual Assault (GASA).  For more info, contact Finn fjschneider@berkeley.edu

 

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  Life Theater Services: AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention Education  2-4pm - Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Museum Theater

The Emmy Award winning Life Theater Services presents an exhilarating, educational and fun alternative to the online AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention compliance education requirement.  As you are probably aware, California law requires two hours of sexual harassment prevention training every two years for all UC faculty and supervisors.  If you have never completed training or it has been over two years since last completion this is opportunity to satisfy the requirement! Enroll by calling Maria Lucero Padilla at 510-643-9707, or by emailing mlucerop@berkeley.edu.

 

•   Recognizing and Responding to Signs of Sexual Violence  4-5pm -  202 Chavez

Join us for this tea time discussion led by staff from the Asian Women's Shelter to learn about ways to support someone hurt by relationship violence, what resources are available, and the recognizing the personal impact on you as a support person.  Bring your favorite mug or waterbottle!  For info, contact ambrosio@berkeley.edu.

 

Wed, May 2, 2014

•  #endstreet harassment Berkeley Chalk Walk  12-6pm - Bancroft and Telegraph Ave

Do you like chalk? Do you believe that EVERYONE has the right to feel safe on the public street? Does street harassment make you feel unsafe?

If you answered "Yes" to ANY of the above questions, THIS IS THE EVENT FOR YOU! We will be drawing anti street harassment slogans and art in chalk on Telegraph from NOON TO 6pm on May 2nd!

Stop by for a minute to join in! We will bring the chalk, bring your friends! EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

 

•  "Healing Voices"  7-10pm - Clark Kerr Campus (CKC)

CKC will be hosting a survivor-centered program on the topic of sexual harassment and sexual violence, entitled Healing Voices. This will include several short presentations of spoken word, monologues, and dramatic performances.

7pm Doors open, attendees browse informational displays and resource tables, find seats, and meet others in seating group

7:30-8:30pm Session One of the program, with presentations and discussions

8:30pm Intermission, and more time for people to browse tables

9-10pm Session Two of the program, with new presentations and discussion topic

 

Attendees can attend either or both sessions. Questions?  Anneliise Rehn Email: anneliise@berkeley.edu

 

 

This calendar listing is not exhaustive, and compiled with help from the Communications and Public Affairs, Gender Equity Resource Center, LEAD Center/ASUC Auxiliary, Office of Student Development, University Health Services, and UCPD.