Mar. 29: One Act training, 5 pm - 9 pm

One Act is a skills training for Carolina students who are interested in preventing violence, led by peer educators and a full-time or graduate student staff member. One Act for Greeks is tailored specifically for members of social fraternities and sororities.

This training will give you the knowledge, skills, and confidence to recognize the early warning signs of violence and take preventive action in your everyday life.  We believe this training will contribute to a safer campus environment. One Act is student-led collaboration with UNC-Chapel Hill Student Wellness.

Sign up here (onyen required)

Monday, April 3rd from 7-9pm in the Great Hall - Taking Down the Rape Culture with Laci Green

Come see YouTuber, public speaker, and activist Laci Green host her talk on Taking Down the Rape Culture.

Bring your UNC One Card and *no bags allowed*!

Hosted by Delta Advocates

Tuesday, April 4th from 12-4pm in Tate-Turner-Kuralt Auditorium - Gender-Based Violence Symposium

This year’s Gender-Based Violence Symposium will feature a keynote by media critic, author, and filmmaker Jean Kilbourne, whose work examines the image of women in advertising. Kilbourne’s keynote will be followed by panel discussions, graduate student presentation, and hands-on activities.

Attendance is free and open to the public. No registration required.

Find more info at http://iprc.unc.edu/student-productivity/2017-gender-based-violence-symposium.

Hosted by the UNC Gender-Based Violence Research Group

April 5: Safe Zone training for Graduate and Professional Students, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Safe Zone is a program designed to create a network of visible allies to people who identify as part of the diverse LGBTQ+ community. The four hour educational session provides information and resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

Safe Zone Allies develop:

  • A deeper awareness of personal ideas, stereotypes, and assumptions related to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and allied (LGBTIQA) students
  • An increased comfort level in addressing concepts and language regarding LGBTIQA communities with the university community and with individuals
  • An increased awareness of services on campus that support LGBTIQ and allied individuals
  • A network of community and campus staff, faculty, and students to support people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions on campus

Register here.

Wednesday, April 5th from 10am-2pm outside Davis Library - What Is Consent?

Stop by and learn more about consent!

Hosted by Delta Advocates

Wednesday, April 5th from 10am-2pm in the Union Plaza - Healthy Heels Tabling

Come visit your Healthy Heels ambassadors to learn more about wellness and Sexual Assault Awareness Month!

Hosted by Student Wellness

Apri 6: Beacon Program's Coffee & Dessert Speaker Series: "Intimate Partner Violence: A Health Issue" 12 pm - 1 pm

A new lunchtime lecture series sponsored by the UNC Beacon Program. Coffee & Dessert will be provided. We invite providers, faculty, staff, and students to bring their lunches and join us in the Starbucks Conference Rooms (2nd floor, Cancer Hospital Starbucks) at the UNC Medical Center.

The series will finish Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 12pm-1pm, with a presentation from Beth Moracco, PhD from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Dr. Moracco leads and participates in ongoing research surrounding IPV and will present on its public health implications.

The UNC Hospitals Beacon Program provides comprehensive, coordinated care to UNC Health Care System’s patients, families, and employees experiencing a variety of family violence. It includes services for children, victims of domestic abuse, human trafficking, workplace violence, sexual assault, and the elderly. The program provides medical and psychological assessments, counseling, and education for patients. Any patient who has experienced physical abuse, threats, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, or other violence is eligible. For more information about this speaker series or about intimate partner violence, please visit our website at https://www.med.unc.edu/beacon or call us at (984) 974-0470.

Thursday, April 6th from 10am-2pm in Polk Place - You Are Not Alone

Stop by and write a letter to a survivor. All letters will be given to the Orange County Rape Crisis Center.

Wear teal to show support!

Hosted by Delta Advocates

Thursday, April 6th at 6pm in Greenlaw’s Donovan Lounge - Lara Naughton: Reading and Book Signing

Lara Naughton is an author and documentary playwright. Her work includes The Jaguar Man and Never Fight a Shark in Water: The Wrongful Conviction of Gregory Bright. She is a certified Compassion Cultivation Trainer through The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University School of Medicine; Director of CompassionNOLA; and Chair of Creative Writing at New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. With more than twenty years teaching and facilitation experience, she has worked with students K-12 as well as adults, and leads workshops with individuals facing challenging circumstances, including homelessness, HIV/AIDS, wrongful conviction, incarceration, and torture. She often incorporates personal narrative writing into her classes, and assists individuals who wish to tell their own stories. Visit her website at www.laranaughton.com.

Her reading will be from her recent memoir, JAGUAR MAN, which is about surviving a kidnapping and sexual assault while traveling in Belize by managing to convey radical compassion to her perpetrator. Her work is an empowering reminder of how we are our own best healers.

Friday, April 7th from 10am-2pm in the Pit - Delta Advocates and Project Dinah Tabling

Stop by and learn more about Project Dinah and Delta Advocates!

Friday, April 7th from 1-4pm in Hyde Hall’s Incubator Room - Lara Naughton: Self-Compassion and Personal Narrative Writing Workshop

Lara Naughton will be leading a free community writing workshop called “Self-Compassion and Personal Narrative.” Lara is an author and documentary playwright. Her work includes The Jaguar Man and Never Fight a Shark in Water: The Wrongful Conviction of Gregory Bright. She is a certified Compassion Cultivation Trainer through The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University School of Medicine; Director of CompassionNOLA; and Chair of Creative Writing at New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. With more than twenty years teaching and facilitation experience, she has worked with students K-12 as well as adults, and leads workshops with individuals facing challenging circumstances, including homelessness, HIV/AIDS, wrongful conviction, incarceration, and torture. She often incorporates personal narrative writing into her classes, and assists individuals who wish to tell their own stories. Visit her website at www.laranaughton.com.

Monday, April 10th from 3-6:30pm in Smith 107 - Raise the Bar Chapel Hill

Raise the Bar volunteers will outreach to bar establishments on Franklin and Rosemary Streets in Chapel Hill, and possibly Main Street in Carrboro if we have a sufficient pool. Volunteers have previously included UNC-CH students, full-time and part time staff members, and Chapel Hill community members who have been involved in prevention and education work in some capacity.  All volunteers will receive a specific 60 minute training session on implementing this initiative and a t-shirt for their time!

Our outreach consists of disseminating general information about drug facilitated sexual assault (DFSA) and inviting them to schedule a bystander intervention training for their staff this Spring. We will also ask staff for permission to post the flyers with messages about consent and bystander intervention in the bathrooms at each establishment we visit.

For more information on Raise the Bar outreach and training, please visit: https://studentwellness.unc.edu/raisethebar

Hosted by Student Wellness and Carolina Women’s Center

Tuesday, April 11th from 11am-1pm in Polk Place - SAAM Self-Care Outreach for Survivors and Allies

Join the Gender Violence Services Coordinators for some self-care time during SAAM! Come hang out with the GVSCs and bring your creativity! There will be supplies to make your own stress ball, create essential oils infused playdoh, and color.

Hosted by Carolina Women’s Center

Tuesday, April 11th from 12-2pm in the Campus Y Courtyard - Triangle Resource Fair

Rescheduled due to February’s water emergency, TRF will be at the UNC Campus Y Courtyard from 12-2pm on Tuesday, April 11!

Rain Location: The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History‘s Hitchcock Room.

Each year, this event provides an opportunity for students and community members to connect with triangle organizations and resources that directly serve the LGBTQIA community and allies.

$50 Value Prizes from local businesses will be given away every 15 minutes!

Fill your “passport” with stickers by visiting tables for a chance to win $150 Grand Prize!

Get there early for free food!

More information at https://lgbtq.unc.edu/TRF2017

Hosted by UNC LGBTQ Center

Wednesday, April 12th from 5-6:30pm at the Old Well - It’s On Us

Join us on Wednesday, April 12th at the Old Well to unite the University and Greek community to speak out and raise awareness against sexual assault. The event will include speakers and a walk where participants read survivor stories. Discussion groups will be held by One Act peer educators after the walk.

$5 to participate (event and dinner), and $20 to participate and receive a t-shirt. The event will count as a Panhel point, and all funds raised will benefit the Orange County Rape Crisis Center.

Tickets will be sold in the Pit from April 3-12 and by any Kappa Kappa Gamma or Sigma Phi member, as well as Alpha Chi Omega and Sigma Sigma Sigma. Both cash and venmo will be accepted.

Sign up for the event here: https://goo.gl/forms/qJKpQA3fMQqtHegK2

Wednesday, April 12th from 7-8:30pm in the Stone Center Auditorium - Body Politics

Body Politics is an event that uses performance and discussion to address topics related to body image and colorism. It will consist of poetry, dance, singing, videos, and will be followed by a panel discussion.

Hosted by Carolina Women’s Center

Thursday, April 13th from 12-2pm in the Lower Quad - IX Things to Know About Title IX

Learn more about Title IX and win a FREE Heels United t-shirt or water bottle.

Sponsored by the Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office.

Sunday, April 16th from 2-4pm at the Orange County Rape Crisis Center - Self-Care Yoga Workshop for Survivors and Secondary Survivors

Each month OCRCC host a workshop that focuses on a different tool for self-care or self-exploration to help you on your healing journey. The goal of these workshops is to provide an opportunity to learn and practice self-care skills together. Primary and secondary survivors of all genders are welcome to attend. Pre-registration is required for each workshop. Space is limited. Please contact groups@ocrcc.org or 919-968-4647 for more info or to register.

Hosted by Orange County Rape Crisis Center

Wednesday, April 19 from 12pm to 4pm - Safe Zone Training

Safe Zone is a program designed to create a network of visible allies to people who identify as part of the diverse LGBTQ+ community. The four hour educational session provides information and resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

Safe Zone Allies develop:

  • A deeper awareness of personal ideas, stereotypes, and assumptions related to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and allied (LGBTIQA) students
  • An increased comfort level in addressing concepts and language regarding LGBTIQA communities with the university community and with individuals
  • An increased awareness of services on campus that support LGBTIQ and allied individuals
  • A network of community and campus staff, faculty, and students to support people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions on campus

Register here.

Monday, April 24th from 5:30-7:30pm at Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room B - Shout Out! Against Sexual Violence

The Center’s annual Shout Out! is an event that explores the survivor experience through stories, testimonials, poetry and spoken word, dance, music, and visual art. We welcome submissions from survivors, their loved ones, and allies. Pieces can be submitted with the artist’s name or anonymously. Those submitting written word pieces may choose to perform those pieces themselves or they can request that a volunteer read their piece. Artists do not need to be present in order for their work to be included. All written pieces will be printed in the event program in both English and Spanish unless otherwise specified by the artist.

If you are interested in participating in this year’s Shout Out!, you can send questions and submit pieces to Crisis Response Coordinator Jennifer Grant at jennifer@ocrcc.org. The deadline for submissions is March 31. We look forward to hearing from you!

Project Dinah will be transporting folks from campus to the event! Contact them at projectdinah@gmail.com for more information.

Hosted by Orange County Rape Crisis Center

Thursday, April 27th from 11am-1pm in the Carolina Women’s Center - SAAM Self-Care Outreach for Survivors and Allies

Join the Gender Violence Services Coordinators for some self-care time during SAAM! Come hang out with the GVSCs and bring your snack-time appetite! There will be a variety of snacks available including make your own trail mix and yogurt parfait.

May 21: OCRCC Monthly Self-Care Workshop for Survivors, 2 pm - 4 pm

When: Every 3rd Sunday of the month
Time: 2-4pm
Where: OCRCC
Cost: Free

Each month focuses on a different tool for self-care or self-exploration to help you on your healing journey. The goal of these workshops is to provide an opportunity to learn and practice self-care skills together. Primary and secondary survivors of all genders are welcome to attend. Pre-registration is required for each workshop. Space is limited. Please contact groups@ocrcc.org or 919-968-4647 for more info or to register.

May 21: Strength Collage

Join us for an uplifting craft activity. During this workshop participants will use magazines, paper, and other materials to create a collage representing their interpretation of strength. We’ll also have the chance to share our collages together and discuss. No previous art experience or expertise required. All materials will be provided.

Jun. 15: Safe Zone training for Faculty/Staff, 10 am - 2 pm

Safe Zone is a program designed to create a network of visible allies to people who identify as part of the diverse LGBTQ+ community. The four hour educational session provides information and resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

Safe Zone Allies develop:

  • A deeper awareness of personal ideas, stereotypes, and assumptions related to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and allied (LGBTIQA) students
  • An increased comfort level in addressing concepts and language regarding LGBTIQA communities with the university community and with individuals
  • An increased awareness of services on campus that support LGBTIQ and allied individuals
  • A network of community and campus staff, faculty, and students to support people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions on campus

Register here.

Jun. 25: OCRCC Monthly Self-Care Workshop for Survivors, 2 pm - 4 pm

When: Every 3rd Sunday of the month
Time: 2-4pm
Where: OCRCC
Cost: Free

Each month focuses on a different tool for self-care or self-exploration to help you on your healing journey. The goal of these workshops is to provide an opportunity to learn and practice self-care skills together. Primary and secondary survivors of all genders are welcome to attend. Pre-registration is required for each workshop. Space is limited. Please contact groups@ocrcc.org or 919-968-4647 for more info or to register.

 

June 25: Woodburning

Burning designs, images, and words into wood can offer survivors another form of expression and coping. During this workshop, participants will receive instructions on how to use a woodburning iron. They will then be able to explore the tool themselves, and design and create their own project. All materials will be provided.

Aug. 15: Safe Zone training for Faculty/Staff, 10 am - 2 pm

Safe Zone is a program designed to create a network of visible allies to people who identify as part of the diverse LGBTQ+ community. The four hour educational session provides information and resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

Safe Zone Allies develop:

  • A deeper awareness of personal ideas, stereotypes, and assumptions related to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and allied (LGBTIQA) students
  • An increased comfort level in addressing concepts and language regarding LGBTIQA communities with the university community and with individuals
  • An increased awareness of services on campus that support LGBTIQ and allied individuals
  • A network of community and campus staff, faculty, and students to support people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions on campus

Register here.

Sept. 12: Safe Zone training, 1 pm - 5 pm

Safe Zone is a program designed to create a network of visible allies to people who identify as part of the diverse LGBTQ+ community. The four hour educational session provides information and resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

Safe Zone Allies develop:

  • A deeper awareness of personal ideas, stereotypes, and assumptions related to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and allied (LGBTIQA) students
  • An increased comfort level in addressing concepts and language regarding LGBTIQA communities with the university community and with individuals
  • An increased awareness of services on campus that support LGBTIQ and allied individuals
  • A network of community and campus staff, faculty, and students to support people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions on campus

Register here.

Sept. 27: Safe Zone training, 2 pm - 6 pm

Safe Zone is a program designed to create a network of visible allies to people who identify as part of the diverse LGBTQ+ community. The four hour educational session provides information and resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

Safe Zone Allies develop:

  • A deeper awareness of personal ideas, stereotypes, and assumptions related to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and allied (LGBTIQA) students
  • An increased comfort level in addressing concepts and language regarding LGBTIQA communities with the university community and with individuals
  • An increased awareness of services on campus that support LGBTIQ and allied individuals
  • A network of community and campus staff, faculty, and students to support people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions on campus

Register here.

Oct. 12: Safe Zone training, 10 am - 2 pm

Safe Zone is a program designed to create a network of visible allies to people who identify as part of the diverse LGBTQ+ community. The four hour educational session provides information and resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

Safe Zone Allies develop:

  • A deeper awareness of personal ideas, stereotypes, and assumptions related to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and allied (LGBTIQA) students
  • An increased comfort level in addressing concepts and language regarding LGBTIQA communities with the university community and with individuals
  • An increased awareness of services on campus that support LGBTIQ and allied individuals
  • A network of community and campus staff, faculty, and students to support people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions on campus

Register here.

Nov. 6: Safe Zone training, 1 pm - 5 pm

Safe Zone is a program designed to create a network of visible allies to people who identify as part of the diverse LGBTQ+ community. The four hour educational session provides information and resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

Safe Zone Allies develop:

  • A deeper awareness of personal ideas, stereotypes, and assumptions related to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and allied (LGBTIQA) students
  • An increased comfort level in addressing concepts and language regarding LGBTIQA communities with the university community and with individuals
  • An increased awareness of services on campus that support LGBTIQ and allied individuals
  • A network of community and campus staff, faculty, and students to support people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions on campus

Register here.

Nov. 14: Safe Zone Gender Identity & Gender Expression, 2 pm - 4 pm

The Safe Zone Gender Identity & Gender Expression program is a symbol of this University’s efforts to increase awareness and acceptance of diverse communities with respect to sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. The purpose of Safe Zone Gender Identity & Gender Expression  is to make the University community a safer and more supportive place for all UNC-CH students, faculty, and staff members by creating a network of allies who have basic knowledge about transgender and intersex communities.

Register here.

*We ask that people attend Safe Zone training prior to Safe Zone Gender Identity & Gender Expression.To register for Safe Zone Gender Identity & Gender Expression, please contact the LGBTQ Center at lgbtq@unc.edu or 919-843-5376.