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Week of April 10th
Anti-Street Harassment Week
April 10th through 16th

Join us for the sixth annual International Anti-Street Harassment Week, April 10–16, 2016! Together we can let people affected by street harassment know its not their fault and theyre not alone. We can inform communities that this is a problem that we all need to care about and address. And we can demand changes.

Dish It Up | Sexual Assault and Tenants Rights: Understanding Your Options Under the Law
Monday, April 11th, 12–1 pm
Women’s Resources Center, 703 S. Wright St., 2nd Floor, Champaign

Join us for a lunch and lecture with Brittany Glenn, Program Manager of The Tenant Union, as we discuss the rights of tenant survivors of sexual assault or intimate partner violence.

Hot Topics Dialogues | Trigger Warnings: Balancing Academic Freedom and Survivor Support
Monday, April 11th, 7–9 pm
Women’s Resources Center, 703 S. Wright St., 2nd Floor, Champaign

Emerging in online spaces, trigger warnings—content warnings to for survivors of violence—have gained traction in the classroom, but do they impede academic freedom?

Hot Topics Dialogues, hosted by both the YWCA of the University of Illinois and Women’s Resources Center, are designed to foster dialogue and engage participants in conversations at the intersection of identity and social justice. Accessibility accommodations are available. Contact the Women’s Resources Center 217–333–5896 for more information.

Arts and Activism Workshop with Tatyana Fazlalizadeh
Tuesday, April 12th, 1–2:30 pm
Women’s Resources Center, 703 S. Wright St., 2nd Floor, Champaign
Sponsored by the Women’s Resources Center, Counseling Center, SCPF (pending)
Free event, but open to students only by registration

Students will get a chance to understand sexual harassment and how it manifests and explore creating social activism efforts with Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, creator of the Stop Telling Women to Smile art campaign.

Stop Telling Women to Smile: Tatyana Fazlalizadeh Lecture
Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Anti-Street Harassment Week Keynote
Tuesday, April 12th, 7 pm
Allen Hall, Main Lounge
Free and open to the public

“Stop Telling Women to Smile” is an art series by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh. The work attempts to address gender based street harassment by placing drawn portraits of women, composed with captions that speak directly to offenders, outside in public spaces (StopTellingWomenToSmile.com). Tatyana Fazlizadeh will provide a keynote lecture to the University of Illinois campus and community, addressing the Stop Telling Women to Smile project and ending street harassment and gender-based violence. She will also provide a workshop for students on sexual harassment and activism the day of the lecture.

Tatyana’s visit will coincide with both Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Anti-Street Harassment Week, both of which are annual international events. Street harassment and sexual assault are two different but connected forms of sexual violence, representing both individual acts of power and control and institutional mechanisms that keep in place the marginalization of various identity groups. Tatyana’s artistic work with survivors across gender identity, ability level, race, ethnic background, class, religion, and sexual orientation has a healing power that can unite us in challenging the various forms of sexual coercion and identity-based oppression that keep us locked into a rape culture. Paid for by the Student Cultural Programming Fee.

Sexual Health and Consent
Wednesday, April 13th, 12 pm
Student Union, Parkland College
Sponsored by the Sexual Assault Awareness Month Committee at Parkland College

Planned Parenthood informational table on consent and sexual health

ManTalks Film Screening and Discussion | “My Masculinity Helps”
Wednesday, April 13th, 7–9 pm
Women’s Resources Center, 703 S. Wright St. 2nd Fl. Champaign

Join us for a ManTalks film screening & discussion of My Masculinity Helps a documentary on African-American men ending sexual assault. ManTalks is a bimonthly discussion series about men and masculinity at the Women’s Resources Center.

MY MASCULINITY HELPS explores the role of African American men and boys in the prevention of sexual violence. It shows African American male allies (psychologist, professor, peer educator, attorney, pastor, athlete, middle and high school students, activist) demonstrating understanding and support for survivors of sexual violence. Strategies for assistance and prevention are provided. Survivors also share their stories and what has helped them. The film serves as a counter-narrative to often inaccurate and misleading portrayals of African American masculinity. Our goal is to engage boys and men in the deconstruction of gender roles, masculinity, and power and in the prevention of sexual violence. It can be used in schools, colleges, and athletic, professional, community, and faith-based organizations.

Sexuality After Sexual Violence | WRC Sexual Health Series
Thursday, April 14th, 1–2 pm
Women’s Resources Center, 703 S. Wright St., 2nd Floor, Champaign

A safe space workshop on sexuality after sexual violence by Molly McLay, Assistant Director of the Women’s Resources Center and Kim Rice, Sexual Health Educator of McKinley Health Center. Part of the Women’s Resources Center’s Sexual Health Series.

Stride for Survivors
Friday, April 15th, 4 pm
Main Quad

Walk to end sexual violence sponsored by Black Greek Council, Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council, and United Greek Council.

A Benefit for RACES
Friday, April 15th, 5 pm
The Accord, Champaign

Benefit for RACES concert with performers: We the Animals, CLAW : Champaign Ladies Amateur Wrestling, More TBA

Breaking the Silence Social
Friday, April 15th, 7 pm
UCC Basement, 805 S 6th St.
Sponsored by Pride, Women of Pride, Campus Union for Trans Equality and Support, University of Illinois LGBT Resource Center, oSTEM

Local GSAs and LGBT organizations are invited to gather for a potluck social being hosted by the University’s LGBT groups: Pride, Women of Pride, and the Campus Union for Trans Equality and Support

Good Kids
Friday, April 15th and Saturday, April 16th, 7:30 pm (doors open at 7 pm)
Stock Pavilion, 1402 W Pennsylvania Ave, Urbana
Sponsored by the Penny Dreadful Players
Cost: $5 for students, $7 for adults

Something happened to Chloe after that party last Saturday night. Something she says she can’t remember. Something everybody is talking about. Set at a Midwestern high school, in a world of Facebook and Twitter, smartphones and YouTube, Good Kids explores a casual sexual encounter gone wrong and its very public aftermath. Who’s telling the truth? Whose version of the story do you believe? And what does that say about you?


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