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Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2021

Sexual Assault Awareness Month is a nationally recognized annual campaign to raise awareness about sexual assault and connect victims/survivors and allies with prevention and support resources. Join us for our virtual events below!

Calendar of Events

April 2 from 1 -2 p.m.

Join us as we uncover the facts about online sexual harassment and abuse through a virtual scavenger hunt for information hidden throughout the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) SAAM webpage.

RSVP to SAAM 101 Virtual Scavenger Hunt

April 5 from 5-6 p.m.

Join us for our first-ever, SAAM Virtual Zumba. A total workout, combining all elements of fitness–cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.

Register for SAAM Virtual Zumba

April 6 – all day

Show your support for survivors of sexual violence by wearing teal (the color of sexual violence prevention) and post a selfie to Twitter or Instagram using #SAAM2021 and feel free to tag @unchealthyheels ! By wearing teal, you’re signaling that you support survivors, and are a safe person to talk to if they need to reach out.

Register for SAAM events throughout April, and for more information reach out to letstalkabouit@unc.edu

This training will give you the knowledge, skills, and confidence to recognize the early warning signs of when to take preventive action in your everyday life. We believe this training will contribute to a safer campus environment.

Register for OneACT on April 7

Register for OneACT of April 13

Register for OneACT on April 21

Register for OneACT on April 27

April 9 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Join us as we explore the history behind SAAM and discuss the Spectrum & Culture of Violence.

Register for Twitch Talks: SAAM

April 12 from 6-7 p.m.

The Healthy Relationships Workshop discusses characteristics of healthy relationships, offers skills to help you understand your wants, needs, and boundaries in relationships, and teaches communication strategies to improve relationships. You will consider the aspects of healthy relationships of every kind, including but not limited to: romantic, friend, familial, residential, etc.

Register for HHA! Workshop: Healthy Relationships 101

April 14 from 6-7 p.m.

The Body Is Not An Apology Workshop Series Part I: About the Book.

Based on the book written by Sonya Renee Taylor, come learn more and discuss the power of radical self-love.

Register for pt. 1 of the series

April 19 from 6-7 p.m.

Creating Consent Culture educates participants about the importance of consent in our daily lives and engages participants to identify and practice giving and receiving consent. The concept of consent is nuanced and expanded to apply to more than just sexual activity and applies the components of consent to everyday interactions between people. Finally, the workshop encourages participants to consider how practicing consent contributes to a culture of consent that is safer and more inclusive for everyone.

Register for HHA! Workshop: Creating Consent Culture

April 21 from 1-2 p.m.

Description: Movement for Wellness is the final session of a series called The Art of Wellness, which promotes the use of creative arts in wellness practices with students. This event will challenge students to ground themselves mentally and physically while engaging in yoga and dance therapy techniques.

Activities: In preparation for this event, dress comfortably and allow yourself a little space to move if able. Modified chair activities will also be available. The facilitators will lead participants in yoga and dance therapy techniques that will teach students how to balance and connect their mental and physical health.

Learning Objectives: After attending this event participants will be able to:

  • engage two types of physical activity to promote wellness
  • understand how art can enhance wellness

Register for The Art of Wellness

April 21 from 6-7 p.m.

The Body Is Not An Apology Workshop Series Part II: Self and Self-Love.

Based on the book written by Sonya Renee Taylor, come learn more and discuss the power of radical self-love.

Register for pt. 2 of the series

April 23 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

“I’m Not Okay, And That’s Okay.”

Take the time to de-compress this Friday, April 23 as we close out Sexual Assault Awareness Month with self-care tips and methods for activists and advocates on campus. Please feel free to jump in with any questions or curiosities. Live exclusively on Twitch.

For more information, please contact Alyssa Sanchez at asanz@unc.edu.

Register for Twitch Talks: A Self-Care Guide for Warriors of Social Justice 

April 26 from 5-7 p.m.

Join Instructor Ruhi Dholakia for our first-ever, SAAM Virtual Trauma-Informed Yoga.

This trauma focused yoga class will reinforce a safe connection between your mind and your body. The class will also introduce some techniques to help calm and regulate our minds when they fall into the stress-induced habits that traumatic situations can cause. For SAAM, this class can be used as a starting block towards holistic and empowering healing!

Register for Trauma-Informed Yoga

April 28 – all day

The Denim Day campaign began after a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped the person who assaulted her 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, what started as a local campaign to bring awareness to victim blaming and destructive myths that surround sexual violence has grown into a movement.

Take this Wednesday to wear jeans with a purpose, support survivors, and educate yourself about sexual assault. Reach out to letstalkaboutit@unc.edu with any questions or curiosities.

April 28 from 6-7 p.m.

The Body Is Not An Apology Workshop Series Part III: Self-Love and Relationships.

Based on the book written by Sonya Renee Taylor, come learn more and discuss the power of radical self-love.

Register for pt. 3 of this series

 

 

 

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