Sexual Assault Awareness Month events at U-M


During the month of April, several events are open to the university community and offer the opportunity to engage in a dialogue surrounding sexual misconduct.

Social Identity and Sexual Violence: The Intersection of Culture, Consent, Healthy Relationships and Healing

April 4, 6-7:30 p.m., The Connector, between the Union and West Quad

Through a panel of practitioners and students, participants will learn how intersecting social identities influence an individual’s experience of sexual violence and the healing process and how culture influences perceptions of and messages around consent and healthy relationships.

Take Back the Night Rally

April 5, 7-10 p.m., Michigan Union Ballroom

The U-M Police Department will provide information and provide Special Victims Unit resources at the 40th anniversary Take Back the Night rally and march, which includes candlelight vigils, empowerment marches and survivor testimonials.

rEVOLUTION: Making Art for a Change

April 6, 6-9 p.m., East/West Conference Rooms, fourth floor, Rackham Graduate School

SAPAC’s Survivor Empowerment & Ally Support program’s 13th annual art show displaying art of all mediums that promote themes of sexual violence, gender, sexism, healing and empowerment.

Yes Means Fest

April 8, 12-4 p.m., Central Campus Diag

SAPAC’s Bystander Intervention and Community Engagement Program focused on encouraging individuals to be proactive bystanders. This event will include live performances, opportunities for further dialogue, as well as creative activities, and donations from this event will be given to SafeHouse Center.

#MeToo: Reflecting Back and Looking Forward

April 13, 1-2 p.m., Ginsberg Center

Co-hosted by the Ginsberg Center and SAPAC, the event will feature a panel of campus community members with a focus on conversation among students and staff.

Summit on the Prevention of Campus Sexual Assault

May 2, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Rackham Graduate School

Hosted by the U-M Injury Center and the Office of the President, nationally renowned experts will present their research and review the current science of sexual assault prevention for college and university campuses at this one-day summit.

Michigan Meeting: Ending Gender-Based Violence

May 3-5 p.m., Rackham Graduate School

The 2018 Michigan Meeting will bring together scholars, practitioners and activists from across disciplines to share strategies and develop innovative ideas for moving forward to end gender-based violence among adolescents and young adults.

Made possible by the sponsorship of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies at U-M, this three-day event will highlight activist, survivor and student perspectives through an intersectional lens to explore the broad range of inequalities that are experienced in school, work and personal life. RSVP here


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