Throughout the month of April several student and community organizations are sponsoring events in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). These events aim to raise public awareness about sexual violence and educate individuals and communities on how to prevent sexual violence. The full list of SAAM events can be found at http://saam.web.unc.edu/. Below, we have highlighted a few events that are occurring in the near future.
Professor Matt Ezzell from the Department of Sociology at James Madison University will be giving a multimedia presentation on “Consuming Inequality: Gender, Media, and Violence.” The event takes place on April 9th at 5:00 in Gardner 105.
On April 9th, from 7:00-9:00, in Dey 210, One Act is sponsoring an event titled “Checking In: What Bystanders Can Do to Prevent Relationship Abuse.” The workshop focuses on how students can be active bystanders and support their friends in situations involving abusive relationships.
Please spread the word about all of these great events! We hope that you can attend and that you further explore all of the opportunities offered to students and community members throughout Sexual Assault Awareness Month.