We wanted to remind you of some of the events we’re hosting for Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month and share some exciting peer education opportunities with you!
Interested in being a Peer Educator?
Apply to be a Right to KNOW or Challenging All Men to Prevent Sexism (CHAMPS) peer educator! Being a peer educator provides an opportunity to develop invaluable leadership skills. Learn about issues related to sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking as well as be an important resource and leader for the UCI community. Applications for Right to KNOW are due on April 22 and CHAMPS are due on April 29.
April 18th – April 20th, Gateway Commons – The Clothesline Project
The Clothesline Project is a participatory and visual exhibit designed to break the silence surrounding sexual violence and to illustrate its impact by displaying T-shirts designed by survivors of sexual violence. Students, staff and faculty can contact the CARE office to create a personal shirt to contribute.
April 20th, 7pm, Flagpoles – UCI’s 19th Annual Take Back the Night
A keynote address will be followed by a candlelight vigil and march to raise awareness about sexual violence and to honor survivors. This program will feature music and dance performances, visual displays, refreshments, interactive activities and a raffle. The evening concludes with a Speak-Out where survivors tell their stories of survival and recovery. Sponsored by UCI CARE, ASUCI SPFB and student groups VIP, CHAMPS, and Right to KNOW.
April 27th – Denim Day
The Denim Day campaign began as part of an international protest of an Italian High Court decision to overturn a rape conviction because the victim was wearing jeans. ALL are urged to wear denim or “Why Denim?” buttons on April 27thAlso, each year, individuals, student organizations, staff groups, and departments around UCI participate in a Denim Day photo contest. The winner of this photo contest will get a Pizza Party! Submit photos by email to email@example.com or Instagram your photos and tag us at UCICARE and use the hashtag #UCIDenimDay by 11:59pm on April 27th.
Submit Nominations for the Dynamic Womyn of UCI Awards!
This is a one of a kind celebration that focuses on the womyn who inspire us to take action, to fight for causes we believe in, and who make a difference each and every day.
The event will take place Thursday, May 26 | 3-5pm | Doheny Beach, Student Center.
We are currently taking nominations for this year at: http://tinyurl.com/dwnomination
Nomination Deadline: Spring Quarter | Week 5 | Monday, April 25.
You can RSVP to attend the event at: http://tinyurl.com/dwrsvp by Week 8 | Friday, May 20.