University departments, academic courses, student organizations and community partners have come together to create events to raise awareness about sexual violence, engage in prevention and support survivors this month.
The Sexual Assault Awareness event scheduled for this month are the following:
The Monument Quilt Project: CrossRoads Sexual Assault Response and Resource Center is partnering with Elon University to offer opportunities to create a quilt to be added to the National Monument Quilt. The Kick-off with Banner Making will occur Monday, April 11 5 to 7:30 p.m. in Moseley Student Center and the Speakers Corner. Find out more and get involved by attending The Monument Quilt Workshop (April 18 6 to 7:30 p.m., Belk Library 102). Please contact Jessica Clark for more information and to register for the workshop.
The March Against Victim Blaming (April 12, begins 5 p.m. at Speakers Corner): A powerful opportunity for members of the campus and Elon community to come together to march around campus, raise their voices and stand in unity against gender violence and victim blaming. There will be a reception and vision wall activity in Moseley Student Center afterward.
Take Back the Night: Survivor Speak Out (April 14, begins with Community Gathering and Resources at 6:30 p.m. outside Whitley Auditorium): All campus and community members are invited to come and show support for survivors and friends as we create a space and opportunity for survivors to share their stories. The intention of this event is to create a safe and confidential space for survivors to share stories of gender violence – no recording of stories or media will be allowed in this space. Confidential advocates and counseling staff will be available throughout the event. There will be a reception in McBride Gathering Space after the closing of the Speak Out.
Documentary Screenings: “The Hunting Ground” (April 13) and “The Mask You Live In” (April 19) will be screened and there will be facilitated discussions afterward.
Active Bystander Training Pilot Program (April 17 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.): Students have the opportunity to contribute to the development of an active bystander program to reduce sexual violence, relationship violence and stalking at Elon by participating and evaluating the 3.5 hour program. A free dinner provided to all participants. Email email@example.com to register for program.
Activism and Anti-Violence Panel and Round-table Discussion (April 20, 7:30 to 9 p.m. McBride Gathering Space): Join us for a panel and student-led discussion about how we can interrupt rape culture and be better allies for survivors of all identities.
Consent & Sex Trivia with SPARKS and IRC (April 21 10:00 PM, McKinnon Hall): Teams of students will compete for prizes by answering trivia questions on sex and consent! Free Consent tanks for the top teams!
Denim Day (Wednesday, April 27): All members of the Elon community are invited to participate in an international awareness campaign against victim blaming and stand in solidarity with victims and survivors by wearing denim. More information to follow!