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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month! #SAAM

All month we will keep an up-to-date list right here of any/all events going on around campus to commemorate SAAM. Many/most events are not directly sponsored by the Respect Program, this is merely a centralized calendar. Please email if we missed an event – we are happy to add it!

Please remember to take care. While we hope to see you at many of these amazing events, this is emotional work. Self-care is important if we are to sustain this movement to end violence.

4/1/15: #SAAM Documentary Series presents Call Me Kuchu

Wednesday 6-8:30pm

Claudia Nance Rollins Room 1000

The film follows the life of David Kato, Uganda’s first openly gay man, and Angelican bishop, Christopher Senyonlo as they work to defeat a Ugandan ill that would make homosexuality punishable by death. Open-space discussion will follow the screening.

4/7-4/10/15: TEALSTRONG Table

Monday thru Friday 10-1pm

Coke Commons (except Wed), Dobbs University Center (DUC)

Students will be provided a space each day of the week to make bracelets that promote Sexual Assault Awareness on Emory's campus. On 4/8 the TEALSTRONG Table will not be in Coke Commons from 10-1pm, but instead at Wonderful Wednesday in Asbury Circle from 12:30-2:30pm.


4/6/15: The Talk

Monday 7-8:30pm

Cox Ballroom, Cox Hall

Join us as we have “The Talk,” a 90-ish minute conversation (NOT a presentation) about how we interact with each other…like, in intimate situations. Yes, we will talk about things like sexy-time and relationships and whatnot. #HaveyouhadTheTalk?

4/7/15: Terrific Tuesday

Tuesday 12:30-2pm

Asbury Circle

A celebration and activities fair focused on all the work being done on campus by groups like SAPA, ASAP, APO, and others. Come see how you can join the movement to end sexual violence at Emory and continue to help beyond April and #SAAM.

4/7/15: NPHW presents A Public Health Approach to Campus Sexual Assault Prevention

Tuesday 12-1:30pm

Auditorium, Claudia Nance Rollins (CNR) Building

In honor of NPHW, APHA, CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, and GA Public Health Association-Emory Chapter are hosting a dynamic panel presentation discussing the importance of campus sexual assault prevention. Panelists include Dawnovise N. Fowler, PhD of the CDC, NCIPC, Division of Violence Prevention; Laura Salazar, PhD, of Georgia State University; and Pamela Scully, PhD, of Emory University.

4/7/15: Title IX? Ask Me Anything (AMA) w/ Dr. Carolyn Livingston

Tuesday 7:30-9pm

Winship Ballroom, Dobbs University Center (DUC)

Confused about part of Emory’s Sexual Misconduct Policy? Title IX Coordinator for Students Carolyn Livingston answers all your questions (well at least as many as we have time for)! Submit questions anonymously beforehand via this link starting April 1st, or come to the event and ask your questions then!

4/8/15: It’s On Us Emory

Wednesday 12:30-2pm

At Wonderful Wednesday, Asbury Circle

The 'It's On Us' pledge is a personal commitment to keep women and men safe from sexual assault. It is a promise not to be a bystander to the problem but a part of the solution. It’s On Us is a national campaign.

4/8/15: #SAAM Documentary Series presents The Invisible War

Wednesday 7:30-9:30pm

Harland Cinema, Dobbs University Center (DUC)

The Invisible War exposes the epidemic of sexual assault in the United States military. During a time when rape by a fellow soldier is more likely than death by enemy fire for female soldiers in combat zones, The Invisible War explores the experiences behind extensive cover-ups and low prosecution rates by focusing on the stories of survivors.


4/9/15: Pre-Conference Summit for RespectCon 2015

Thursday 9:30am-4:00pm

Room E338, Dobbs University Center (DUC)

The Pre-Con Summit is an opportunity for professional staff (advocates, directors, and prevention educators) working to end violence on college campuses to come together and discuss emerging and ongoing issues that they face.

4/9/15: Advocacy Against Sex Trafficking & Sexual Assault – Susan Norris

Thursday 7-9pm 

White Hall Room 207

Susan Norris, an author and international speaker, will be leading a discussion and speaking to Emory students about advocacy against sex trafficking and sexual Assault.

4/10/15: RespectCon 2015: Understanding Sexual Violence Through A Social Justice Lens

Friday 8am-5pm

Various locations within Dobbs University Center (DUC)

The title says it all! A one-day conference with breakfast/lunch provided. Registration is FREE for Emory students (undergraduate and graduate). Register via Space is limited, register soon; it will sell out before Friday.

4/15/15: #SAAM Documentary Series presents The Hunting Ground

Wednesday 7-9:30pm

Auditorium, Claudia Nance Rollins (CNR) Building

A documentary which debuted earlier this year at Sundance Film Festival, the film looks at the dark reality of how some colleges and universities respond (or don’t) to students’ reports of sexual violence and assault. Following the screening there will be an open discussion led by student leaders from SAPA, ASAP, GAV, and FIA.

4/16/15: Tin Lizzy’s Proceeds Night (to benefit Day League)

Thursday 3-10pm

Tin Lizzy’s Cantina at Emory Pointe

Go get your favorite nachos, tacos, or anything else at Tin Lizzy’s on April 16th to support our local DeKalb sexual assault survivor advocacy and resource center, Day League.

4/21/15: Men’s Story Project (MSP)

Tuesday 6:30-8pm

CNR Auditorium, Rollins School of Public Health

“Real men don’t cry. Man-up! You act like a girl.” Enough! It’s time to reject this version of masculinity. For the first time at Emory, join us as 6 men from across the Emory community share their stories, explore prejudice, and reveal what it means to “be a man”. Together, we change norms. Together, we create peace. Free admission, hors d’oeuvres.

4/22/15: #EmoryDenimDay

All day long

Table at Wonderful Wednesday 12:30-2:30pm

Table in GCR Cafeteria (Rollins School) 11-1:30pm

On Facebook: “Emory University Respect Program”

On Twitter: @RespectWell

On Instagram: @Respect_Program

Denim Day is an international day of awareness and also a fundraiser. What you do:

Step 1: Wear jeans/denim on April 22.

Step 2: Take a pic of yourself/friends

Step 3: Share the pic with the Respect Program using #EmoryDenimDay

Step 4: SGA will donate $1 to the Respect Program for every photo that we receive of a student, staff, or faculty member wearing denim!

Check out the flyer for more ways to get involved and support survivors on #EmoryDenimDay.

4/22/15: #SAAM Documentary Series presents It Happened Here

Wednesday 7:30-10pm

Harland Cinema, Dobbs University Center (DUC)

This documentary follows five women from different universities across America who have been sexually assaulted. Each woman was affected differently and decided to take action against pervasive mindsets contributing to rape on college campuses as well as their individual attackers. After the screening a faculty/staff panel will lead a discussion and answer questions about Emory’s programs and policies for sexual violence prevention, response, and survivor support.

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