April

*Sexual Assault Awareness Month*

Sexual Assault Awareness Table (WC)
Date:
Tuesday, April 1
Time:
12:00p.m. - 1:00p.m.
Location: ASC Plaza Level Table

This informative table will provide information on sexual assault and campus
reporting procedures. Information on the Campus Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)  and Title IX will be provided as well

Privilege and Sexual Assault (MI)privvy
Date:
Wednesday, April 2
Time: 1:00p.m. - 2:00p.m.
Location: ASC 233

This program looks into the ways in which male privilege, economic privilege and racial privilege can often result in sexual assaults going unreported or the perpetrators walking free. The issue of victim blaming will also be looked into as an issue of privilege showing that it is a lack of privilege along with cultural views that allow this practice to continue. Please join us for this discussion as we explore the many ways in which various types of privilege intersect in issues of sexual assault. Identifying these issues is the first step towards change but intervening in a safe and effective way is critical. For this reason bystander intervention strategies will be shared.

2nd Annual Walk for a Cause :Remembering Who You Are!ppp
Date:
Sunday, April 6
Time: Doors open at  6:00p.m.  Event begins at 7:00 p.m
Location:
Lyman Center for the Preforming Arts

The Women's Center proudly presents "Walk for a Cause: Remembering Who You Are", a fashion showcase celebrating diversity and self-empowerment

 All proceeds raised during the show will be donated to Girls Educating and Mentoring Services (GEMS).

GEMS is the only organization in New York specifically designed to serve young girls and women who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking. GEMS has helped hundreds of women and girls ages 12-24 to exit the commercial sex industry and develop their full potential.

Please contact Maayra or Freda in the Women's Center at 203-392-6946  for further information.

Sexual Assault Awareness Table (WC)
Date: Monday, April 7
Time: 12:00 pm- 2:00 pm
Location: ENG Hall Rotunda

This informative table will provide information on sexual assault and campus reporting procedures. Information on the Campus Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)  and Title IX will be provided as well.

3rd Annual Beauty Across Cultures Yomi
with Nigerian Model, Journalist and Activist Yomi Abiola (WC)

Date: Tuesday, April 8
Time: 6:00 pm-8:30 pm
Location: ENG Hall c112

Join the Women's Center and Nigerian model, journalist and activist Yomi Abiola, in a discussion on cultural beauty standards and diversity. Abiola is making her mark within the fashion industry through her organization, Stand Up For Fashion (STUFF).  Abiola believes that the fashion industry's global scope positions it perfectly to find and promote solutions to problems like women's health, self-esteem, diversity, fair pay, safe workplaces, and environmental sustainability.

Sexual Assault: A Men's Issue (MI)k;
Date:Monday, April 14th
Time: 1:00p.m. - 2:00p.m.
Location: ASC 306

This program will look at sexual assault from a seldom explored angle. The discussion will focus on the fact that the majority of sexual assaults are perpetrated by a very small group of men who commit repeated offenses. Therefore, men must work to police this small population of men and intervene in order to prevent violence as well as restoring the reputation of male's on campus. Methods of safely intervening will be provided.

Sexual Assault Awareness Table (WC)
Date: Tuesday, April 15
Time: 12:00- 2:00 pm
Location: ASC Plaza Level

The informative table will provide information on sexual assault and campus reporting procedures. Information on the Campus Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) and Title IX will be provided as well.

Silent Victims: Sexual Assault and Women of Color (WC)
Date: Wednesday, April 16
Time: 1:00 pm-2:oo pm
Location: TBA

Due to racial and social stigmas, the stories of women of color who are survivors of sexual assault are seldom told. Through an engaging dialouge, this program will delve into the reasons why women of color continue to suffer silently in the fight against sexual assault.

Race, Class, Gender and Sexual Assault
Date:Wednesday, April 16
Time: 1:00p.m. - 2:00p.m.
Location: ASC 233

This program will explore the intersection of race, class and gender as they pertain to sexual assault. We will discuss how various factors can increase risk of sexual assault as well as the cultural views that make those factors risks. There will also be a conversation about what actions can be taken to help end the violence.

Very Young Girls: Film Screening and Panel Discussion (WC)
Date: Wednesday, April 16
Time: 7:00pm
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Location: ASC Theater 

Very Young Girl's is a documentary that uncovers the world of child prostitution and human trafficking. Based in New York City, highlights the work of GEMS (Girl's Educational and Mentoring Services) as they assist the girls with overcoming their past as victims of sexual assault. 

*A panel discussion will immediately follow the film. 

Beauty and Body Image Table (WC)
Date: Monday, April 21
Time: 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
Location: ASC Plaza Level

This fun and interactive table will provide information on ways to promote a positive beauty and body image.

Take Back the Nightcvz
Date:
Wednesday, April 23
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: ASC Ballroom

Take Back the Night is an internationally known event that allows participants to speak out against sexual violence. The event first Take Back the Night took place in 1975 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in response to the murder of Susan Alexandra Speeth. Since it has grown into the annual internationally known speak out against sexual violence that is known today. Please join us in our effort to end sexual violence.

"Sista" Hood Luncheon and Fair (WC)j
Date: Monday, April 28
Time:Luncheon: 1 pm - 3:00 pm  Fair: 3:00-4:00 pm
Location: ENG Hall B121 a/b

Join the Women's Center for a special end of the year celebration!
Lunch will be catered by Mama Mary's Soul Food (vegetarian options available)!
Live performances and cultural exhibits!
A Special Presentation on Hip Hop Feminism!
*Space is limited, please contact Freda Grant at grantf1@owls.southernct.edu for more info

V-Men (MI)
Date:
Tuesday, April 29
Time: 1:00p.m. - 2:00p.m.
Location: ASC 306

V-Men is an event that allows males who wish to see an end to sexual violence against women meet and discuss the issues at hand. The discussion will range from discussing statistics and specific incidents to get a sense of the scope of the problem to motivations and methods of stopping the violence. The event is specifically for men and is that way to ensure a safe space where men can speak openly about their views and support for ending violence against women. Bystander intervention strategies will be shared.

Fresh-Check Day
Date:
Wednesday April 30
Time: 12:00p.m. - 3:00p.m.
Location: Academic Quad

The SCSU Women's Center  and Men's Initiative will be participating with other campus offices to bring to the SCSU community the first Fresh-Check Day. Fresh Check-Day is a nationally recognized day dedicated to the Jordan Matthew Porco Memorial Foundation. Fresh-Check Day was implemented after Jordan Porco fell victim to the stresses of college life and took his own life. This day is to honor Jordan and shed light on the stresses that college students face each day.

National Fresh-Check Day at SCSU will include music, food venders, screenings, games and more. The purpose of the day is for students to feel like they belong, are at home, and to let students know that there are people at SCSU who care about their everyday well-being. This will be a great day dedicated to such a wonderful foundation. Fresh-Check day is FREE for all students to attend. Look out for more information as the day approaches!

Mean Girls (Film Screening)ff
Date:
Wednesday, April 30
Time: 7:30p.m.
Location: Engleman C112

Please join the Media Studies Club, Women's Studies Department, Women's Center, and Men's Initiative for an interactive celebration of the ten year anniversary of Mean Girls.