As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, university departments, academic courses, student organizations and community partners have come together to create events to raise awareness about gender-based violence, engage in prevention and support survivors.
April is recognized nationally as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. During this month, university departments, academic courses, student organizations and community partners have come together to create events to raise awareness about gender-based violence, engage in prevention and support survivors.
Those interested in volunteering for events should follow this link to the volunteer sign-up.
Take Back the Night: Survivor Speak Out
Thursday, April 19
7 to 9 p.m.
All campus and community members are invited to come and show support for survivors and friends. 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 will be available throughout the event. There will be a reception and resource fair from 8:15 to 9 p.m. in Steers Pavilion.
Survivor Support Allies
If you are interested in learning about the Survivor Support Allies Program for faculty and staff, please review this information and consider attending of the following sessions (registration is through the Office of Leadership and Professional Development):
Self-care as Radical Work
Friday, April 20
Noon to 1:30 p.m. Oaks 212
Doing Our Own Work First: Developing Cultural Humility to Facilitate Change
Tuesday, May 1
8 to 9:30 a.m.
To find out more about violence prevention, supporting survivors and how you can get involved, please contact Becca Bishopric Patterson, assistant director for the Gender & LGBTQIA Center, or Felicia Cenca, coordinator for violence response. You can access Safeline at any time for confidential support and resources for yourself or students in response to gender-based violence.
Safeline: Safeline is a 24/7 confidential support line for members of the Elon University community affected by sexual violence, relationship violence, stalking or identity-based bias or harassment. Call to receive support, resources, and information for yourself or for another member of the university community.