Upcoming Events, Education and Training Opportunities

JUST ASK: An Anonymous Sharing of Experiences
Friday, April 1-Friday, April 29
Final Event, Friday April 29th 1pm-3pm
Small Fountain

The UAlbany community will be provided with post cards to anonymously share individual experiences with sexual violence, either as a victim, friend or loved one of a survivor, active bystander, ally, etc. These cards will be collected at various locations on campus. On April 29, 2016 the personal accounts shared on these cards will be read aloud by students and staff outside the small fountain in an effort to raise awareness and to continue the conversation about sexual violence started by the JUST ASK campaign.

WE CARE 2016
Tuesday, April 12th at 6:30 pm
SEFCU Arena
In recognition of April’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Albany Medical Center, UAlbany and the community-at-large are collaborating to offer support to those affected by sexual violence. We Care will feature the assembly of “survival kits” for Albany Medical Center’s sexual assault forensic examiners program. It is our mission to ensure that each survivor of sexual assault leaves Albany Medical Center with dignity and the knowledge that they are supported by a community that cares.

DANE TALKS: DEBUNKING RAPE MYTHS
Thursday, April 21st at 7:30pm
D’Ambra Auditorium

Rape myths are wildly held stereotypical, prejudicial, and generally false beliefs about sexual violence that discourage reporting by victims and create barriers to ensuring the accountability of offenders. DANE TALKS: Debunking Rape Myths will confront several of these dangerous misconceptions about sexual violence in a series of short presentations by a variety of speaker using the format of the popular TED TALK series. All student attendees will be entered into a drawing for a $50.00 gift card give away

DENIM DAY
Wednesday, April 27th at 3:00 pm
Small Fountain

Join the National Pan-Hellenic Council & Latino Greek Council in raising awareness about sexual violence by wearing your favorite denim clothing on Denim Day. The Denim Day campaign was 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. Since then, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault.  At 3 p.m. join the sea of Denim around the small fountain where a community photograph will be taken and information will be shared.

SEX SIGNALS
Thursday, April 28th at 7:00 pm
PAC Recital Hall

Join us in celebration of Sexual Assault Awareness Month for a presentation students love! Sex Signals is a unique combination of improvisational comedy, education, audience participation. Explore how mixed messages, gender role stereotypes and unrealistic fantasies contribute to misunderstandings between the sexes. Come out and laugh with us! Come early and join us for FREE Refreshments in the Futterer lounge outside the Theatre.