April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Women’s Resources Center
2nd Floor, 703 S. Wright Street, Champaign
217.333.3137 | http://www.go.illinois.edu/wrc
March 30, 2017
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Saturday, 4/1 @ 7PM-11:30PM @ Chester Street Bar—Planned Parenthood Benefit Concert. We Are the Resistance and Advocates for Choice are putting on a benefit concert for Planned Parenthood as a kick off for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. There will be five bands performing, a comedian, speeches by local community members, and a drag show to end the evening. Cover.
Monday, 4/3 @ 5:00-6:30pm @ Women’s Resource Center—ManTalks | Male and Masculine Identified Survivor Support Panel. A bi-weekly dialogue on men and masculinity for men, masculine-identified people, and their allies. Please join us for a special ManTalks in collaboration with Sexual Assault Awareness Month. We will be discussing how to support survivors of sexual violence along with listening to testimonies from male and masculine identifying survivors.
Monday, 4/3 @ 7pm to 9pm @ Women’s Resource Center—Journey to Healing: Moving through Trauma Using the Creative Arts. This will be a workshop provided by the Expressive Arts Association that focuses on healing from sexual trauma through the creative process.
Monday, 4/3 @ 12:00pm – 1:00pm @ Main Quad—Red Flag Campaign Kickoff. What can you do to challenge situations that have a potential of escalating to sexual assault or dating violence? Come to the Main Quad to learn about red flags, resources, and how you can intervene. Take the bystander pledge! Free and open to the public.
Monday, 4/3 @ 12:00 PM @ Women’s Resource Center—QUENCH: Therapeutic Writing and the Healing that Can Come with Self-expression. Featuring Kit Yan who is an Asian-American playwright, poet, performer, lyricist and Brooklyn based artist by the way of Hawaii. Kit’s work has received recognition from Campus Pride, the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, and the OUTmusic awards. Kit holds a B.S. from Babson College and is a nationally touring artist whose poetry and performances have been reviewed by New York Magazine, Bitch, Hyphen, and Curve Magazines . Kit is currently working on a theatrical poetry investigation that has been supported by a fellowship from the Civilians R&D Group. It focuses on the effect of testosterone on transgender bodies aiming to disrupt common transgender narratives that reinforce binary happiness and the being born into the wrong body story. Free
Monday, 4/3 @ 7pm @ UIUC YMCA—QUEER HEARTACHE. Featuring Kit Yan is an Asian-American playwright, poet, performer, lyricist and Brooklyn based artist by the way of Hawaii. Kit’s work has received recognition from Campus Pride, the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, and the OUTmusic awards. Kit holds a B.S. from Babson College and is a nationally touring artist whose poetry and performances have been reviewed by New York Magazine, Bitch, Hyphen, and Curve Magazines . Kit is currently working on a theatrical poetry investigation that has been supported by a fellowship from the Civilians R&D Group. It focuses on the effect of testosterone on transgender bodies aiming to disrupt common transgender narratives that reinforce binary happiness and the being into the wrong body story. Free
Monday, 4/3 @ 11:00am to 2:00pm @ Main Quad—It’s On Us Pledge Drive Tabling. Take pledges for the Spring Week of Action for It’s On Us. NO FEE.
Tuesday, 4/4 @ 7:00PM @ Illini Union Courtyard Café—SASA Speaks. SASA speaks is an open mic night dedicated to speaking out against all gendered violence. Performers and groups from across the campus community can showcase their talent in order to bring light to the issues that SASA is passionate about. SASA Speaks will also be an open mic event for attendees to perform or speak impromptu about the issue of sexual assault. We hope this will be a powerful event that will inspire our community to end sexual assault and support survivors.
Tuesday, 4/4 @ 7:00PM @ Undergraduate Library—It’s On Us Pledge Drive Tabling. Tabling to get students to take the IOU pledge. NO FEE
Tuesday, 4/4 @ 4 to 6PM @ Women’s Resource Center—T-shirt Making Workshop. A workshop to make t-shirts for Clothesline Project. Open to all.
Wednesday, 4/5 @ 11:00 AM @ Parkland College—Red Flag Campaign. Kickoff with handouts from RACES.
Wednesday, 4/5 @ 11am-2pm @ Main Quad—Quad Bake Sale. Women of Pride will be hosting a bake sale to raise money for the LGBT RC!
Wednesday, 4/5 @ 6:00PM @ Illini Union and IKE—Twitter Town Hall for It’s On Us. Volunteers from the WRC will answer questions about sexual assault that students will ask via Twitter. Then they will directly message the students and volunteers from IOU will find them in either the Union or the IKE and give them a prize. NO FEE
Thursday, 4/6 @ 11am-2pm @ Main Quad—Quad Day. We will have a comprehensive “Quad Day” with multiple RSOs and RCs in order to make ourselves visible and provide opportunities to students to get more involved on campus!
Thursday, 4/6 @ 111m to 4pm @ Alma Mater statue—Clothesline Project. Display of Clothesline Project before TBTN.
Thursday, 4/6 @ 6:30pm – 9:50pm @ STARTS: Lincoln Square Mall and ENDS: Campus—Take Back the Night. Take Back the Night consists of a march and speak out aimed at raising awareness around sexual violence by bringing together survivors, community members, students, and other allies during a time of day that is often associated with violence.
Friday, 4/7 @ 12pm-1pm @ Native American House—Chat ‘n Chew: #NODAPL: Sexual Assault and Native Women in North Dakota presentation by Pat Morey, Director of Women’s Resources Center. Free
Friday, 4/7 @ 6:00 PM @ Illini Union—Queer Alumni Panel. Join us for a panel featuring queer alumni who will discuss their time at UIUC and beyond! Free
Friday, 4/7 @ 5:00PM @ Bromley Dining Hall—It’s On Us Pledge Drive Tabling. Tabling for students to take the IOU pledge.
Friday, 4/7 @ 12:00pm-1:00pm @ Illini Union, Room TBA—Resources & Reporting Series: Campus Safety Notices. A facilitated panel discussion about resources and reporting options regarding sexual violence, this event focuses on campus safety notices and common questions about them, featuring speakers from the University of Illinois Police Department. Facilitated by students in the Advanced CARE sexual violence prevention course. Free and open to the public.