Awareness Months

Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2021

All Month Long

  • Check out SPEAK’s Instagram (@kc_s.p.e.a.k)
  • Teal Ribbons
    • The Office of Sexual Violence Prevention and Advocacy is offering teal ribbons to spread awareness of sexual assault and prevention.
  • Submit a Survivor Love Letter
  • SAAM Bingo
    • Rules:
      • To win, you must check off a line (5) of boxes. This can be a row, column or diagonal.
      • To receive credit on any asynchronous activity (or activity completed on social media), please provide some kind of proof (i.e. @kc_s.p.e.a.k on Instagram, attach a screenshot of your post with your submission, etc.).
      • For the activity “Find two examples of sexual consent in tv or movies”, please provide links or a quick description with your submission.
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: pdf, png, jpg, doc.

A Chat with the VA

Title IX and SA


Week 1: April 4th – 10th

April 5th

Survivor Story Writing Workshop

  • 5 to 6 p.m.
  • A safe, supportive space for victims of gender-based violence to write their stories of healing, recovery, and survivorship. Counselors from K’s Counseling Center will be available for support.

April 6th

Green Dot Overview

  • 4:30 p.m.
  • 60-90 minute overview of Bystander Intervention techniques and proactive actions to reduce power-based personal violence.
  • To sign up, please fill out the form: Green Dot

Week 2: April 11th – 17th

April 12th

Real Talk: Sexual Fetishization in Underrepresented Communities

  • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • A safe space for members of the K community to speak about their experiences and thoughts on sexual fetishization in underrepresented communities. We will provide a brief overview on what sexual fetishization is, its roots, how it manifests in academic settings, and how to reclaim our bodies.
  • Presented by the Counseling Center and students from ASU, WOCA, and SPEAK.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8595282367

Meeting ID: 859 528 2367

April 14th

Reclaiming Sex and Intimacy after Trauma (Western Michigan University)

  • 6 to 8 p.m. EST
  • Moving from surviving to thriving is not easy. For some, this means a reclamation of their sensual and sexual relationships with self and others. This workshop will be speaking to and centering survivors and consists of a slideshow presentation, group discussion, and participants will receive a detailed handout outlining the steps discussed in the presentation.

Wellness Wednesday: Belly Dancing!

  • 6 to 7 p.m.
  • Location: Lower Quad

Week 3: April 18th – 24th

April 19th

Survivor Writing Workshop

  • 5 to 6 p.m.
  • A safe, supportive space for victims of gender-based violence to write their stories of healing, recovery, and survivorship. Counselors from K’s Counseling Center will be available for support.

Mindful Movement with Cirque du K

  • 7 to 8 p.m.
  • Join Cirque Du K on the Lower Quad

April 20th

Healthy Relationships


Week 4: April 25th – May 1st

April 26th

“Build your Support a Survivor Kit”

  • 7 to 8 p.m.
  • Join Kaleidoscope and the Office of Sexual Violence Prevention and Advocacy to learn about how to support a survivor. Attendees will leave with some tools and resources for survivors of gender-based violence.

April 27th

“Resisting ‘Himpathy’: How Rape Culture is in Our Politics”

  • 7 to 8 p.m.
  • Join SRF to reflect on the political and societal implications of people in positions of power who commit sexual violence. Discussion will also include how racism and misogyny intersect with these actions.

April 28th

Resource Tabling

  • 4:15 to 5:15 p.m.
  • Join us in front of Hicks to speak with individuals from YWCA, the Counseling Center, Planned Parenthood, and SPEAK, and pick up resources on Victim Services and Title IX.

“Reclaim your Sexy” Dance Workshop

  • 5 to 6 p.m.
  • Location: Arcus Center
  • Presented by Jay Young Dance
  • Sign up here: Reclaim your Sexy

Take Back the Night Speak Out

  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Join survivors and allies to show support and listen to stories of survivorship and healing after incidents of gender-based violence.
  • Both in-person and virtual options are available.
  • YWCA counselors will be available for Telehealth sessions.

Healing Spaces

  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Spaces for debriefing and discussion will be available.

April 29th

Somatic Healing Dance and Meditation

  • 7 to 8 p.m.
  • Presented by Heather Banet
  • In this somatic dance class, attendees will explore movements that help you cultivate body awareness and feel safe moving their body in new ways. Accessible to people of all abilities, the class can be taken from seated position, lying down, standing or a combination.

Local and National Events

April 13th at 12:30 p.m. ET Lots to unpack when it comes to #TitleIX and campus sexual violence. Let us help you understand the recent updates. Join It’s On Us, End Rape on Campus, and Valerie Jarrett on April 13 at 12:30 PM EST for a Virtual Title IX Town Hall to discuss President Biden’s Executive Order and the Department of Education’s recent announcement of their review of the Title IX regulations.

April 14th at 12 p.m. SAAM Virtual Brown Bag Lunch & Learn Online Boundaries and Consent Workshop

April 14th at 6 p.m. ET The Denial of Survivorship: Student Survivors of Color -An HBCU and PWI Perspective (End Rape on Campus)

April 14th at 6 p.m. Sis, Get Information: IPV in the Black Community at PWIs

  • Shanese McGregor, Prevention Educator and Victim Resource Specialist at Vanderbilt University’s Project Safe Center, will offer this program on prevalence, support options and other campus resources. Join us for this interactive presentation to take a closer look at rape culture within the Black community and how it relates to slavery, the racial climate at private predominantly or historically white academic institutions (PWIs), barriers of reporting, and efforts to improve campus culture around sexual assault.
  • Register Here

April 15th at 12 p.m. ET Sex Discrimination Knows No Bounds: A Discussion On the Importance of Legal Support (End Rape on Campus)

April 20th at 4 p.m. ET Shifting the Narrative of Pan-Asian Survivors of Violence (End Rape on Campus)

April 22nd at 7 p.m. ET Human Trafficking on College Campuses (End Rape on Campus)

April 26th at 6 p.m. ET Dating Apps: Intentions, Boundaries, & Tips for Staying Safe

April 27th at 7 p.m. Activist Panel (End Rape on Campus)

April 30th at 8 p.m. ET Viral Voices

  • Dealing with the fear and uncertainty of a pandemic had been hard. Imagine potentially being locked down with the person who sexually assaulted you, trying to manage PTSD and being isolated from the support system you depend on the most. We want to put a voice to those struggles, and to strength and courage survivors have shown to persevere. We are accepting poems or micro stories (100 words of less for both) and/or photos of artwork illustrating your story. You can include your name or remain anonymous. Send poems, micro stories and artwork to silentnolongertn@gmail.com. Deadline for submission is 12 noon CT on April 24, 2021. Written work without art will be paired with appropriate photos or illustration. All submissions will be made into a compellation video and lived streamed on Facebook, YouTube and Periscope on April 30 beginning at 7:00pm CT. If you included your name in the submission but do NOT want it included in the video, please make that clear in the email. If you have questions, please email us or message us on Facebook or Twitter.
  • Register here

Our primary awareness months include January, April, and October.

  • January is Stalking Awareness Month.
  • April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
  • October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

If recordings from prior events, please request materials from Haley Mangette, haley.mangette@kzoo.edu.