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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in the United States. During the month, activists raise awareness about sexual violence and educate communities and individuals on how to prevent it.

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We invite you to join us in the fight against sexual violence. This year's SAAM theme is healthy sexuality and positive youth development. Become an agent of social change by participating in the following:

March 31 & April 3, 2014, Harrelson 330, 4:00-7:00PM, Clothesline Project: T-Shirt Making - Survivors, supporters and allies are invited to design a t-shirt in support of survivors of gender violence.

April 10, 2014, Stafford Lawn, Talley, 7:00PM, Take Back the Night March & Rally - Attend NC State's annual Take Back the Night event, part of the national movement to free our campuses from sexual violence.

April 15, 2014, Campus Cinema, 7:30PM, Sex Signals: Improv Comedy Show - Join us for a funny, engaging look at sex, dating, and consent!

April 22, 2014, Harrelson 330, 12:00PM-1:30PM, Lunch & Learn: Military Sexual Trauma - Come learn about this long-hidden problem that is beginning to receive the scrutiny necessary for eradication.

April 23, 2014, Brickyard, 10:00AM-2:00PM
Denim Day - Wear denim on a day of protest against sexual assault and victim blaming.

April 26, 2014, 1012 Oberlin Rd., 7:00PM-9:00PM Community Partner Event: Are You Afraid of the Dark? - Stories of survivors in our community. Purchase tickets online via InterAct.

In the 1970's, the Take Back the Night marches began in England. Initially led by and for women, the marches spread to large U.S. cities and eventually nationally across the U.S. Expanding to include men and men’s participation in ending sexual violence, the events became part of a week-long designation to draw attention to sexual violence issues. In 2001, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center polled state and local organizations and designated the entire month of April as well as the color teal to promote national unity in the fight against sexual violence.

Thank you to the SAAM 2014 Sponsors: GLBT Center, Student Health, Lambda Pi Chi, Karen Young, Wolf Village Hall Council, Union Activities Board, Student Government, East Campus Housing, NC State Police - Department of Violence Prevention and Threat Management, Women's and Gender Studies, Counseling Center, Poole College of Management, English Department.

Please contact Otis McGresham with questions. Download the flyer. Or, upload the billboard to your area screen from the NC State billboard system.

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Lunch and Learn: The Psychology of Modern Day Slavery
The Women's Center and the African American Cultural Center jointly invite you to attend a Lunch and Learn on Friday, April 11, 2014 from 12:00PM-2:00PM in Witherspoon Student Center, Room 356. The Psychology of Modern Day Slavery is a short documentary film created by the American Psychological Association's Society for the Psychology of Women (Division 35). Feminist psychologists discuss the socio-historical, cultural, and psychological factors that have driven the proliferation of human trafficking. This documentary also includes survivor testimony of women from the United States, Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Viewing of the film will be followed by a guided discussion and action steps. Pizza and soda will be provided. See the flyer.
Chancellor's Creating Community Award Nominations Due April 11
The Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED) and the University Diversity Advisory Committee are seeking nominations for the 8th annual diversity awards, which will be held on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 11:00AM in the Talley Student Center Ballroom. The Chancellor's Creating Community Awards recognizes faculty, staff, colleges, students, and student organizations that have made exceptional efforts and contributions in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Submit nominations via the online nomination form by April 11, 2014. Contact Garry Morgan with any questions.