UMass Dartmouth Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality organize events in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

UMass Dartmouth's Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality (CWGS) have organized a series of events in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month this April.

UMass Dartmouth's Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality (CWGS) have organized a series of events in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month this April. The goal of Sexual Assault Awareness Month is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities on how to prevent it. 

Originally founded in 1970 as the Women's Center, CWGS is a voice for women and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered community, with the purpose of eliminating barriers, diminishing prejudices, and creating a supportive climate and space for all. The center is located in the UMass Dartmouth Campus Center, Suite 207. 

Events Include: 

April 1 
Taking Down Rape Culture 
Keynote speaker: Laci Green 
6 pm Angus T. Bailey Auditorium, Campus Center 
Co-Sponsored by CWGS, Livewell: Health Education, Promotion & Wellness, and The SAIL Office 

April 2 
Take Back the Night 
7 pm Campus Center Quad 
Co-sponsored by CWGS and The Active Bystanders Care Program 

April 6, 13, 20, 22 
R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) 
Self-Defense Class for Women 
6-9 pm 

April 6 Pine Dale multi-purpose room 
April 13, 20, 22 Woodlands Commons 

To sign up please contact lcabral1@umassd.edu 

April 7 
5 (Dirty, Little) Secrets from the Science of Women's Sexuality 
Keynote speaker: Emily Nagoski 
12:30 pm 
Stoico-FirstFed Grand Charitable Foundation Reading Room, Claire T. Carney Library 
Co-Sponsored by CWGS and Livewell: Health Education, Promotion & Wellness 

LOVE wtf 
Keynote speaker: Emily Nagoski 
Stoico-FirstFed Charitable Foundation Grand Reading Room, 6 pm Claire T. Carney Library 
Co-Sponsored by CWGS and Livewell: Health Education, Promotion & Wellness 

April 8 
Safe Zone Training 
2 pm 
Must register prior to training by contacting kpereira@umassd.edu 

April 9 
Human Trafficking: Victims & Perpetrators 
Keynote speaker: Donna Hughes 
4-6 pm 
Stoico-FirstFed Charitable Foundation Grand Reading Room, Claire T. Carney Library 
Sponsored by Women & Gender Studies Department 
RSVP to Paula Cabral by contacting (508)-910-4586 or pcabral2@umassd.edu 

April 15 
The Hunting Ground Film Screening 
6 pm Stoico-FirstFed Charitable Foundation Grand Reading Room, Claire T. Carney Library 
Co-Sponsored by CWGS, Livewell: Health Education, Promotion & Wellness, Department of Women's and Gender Studies, Student Government Association, and Sociology/Anthropology Department 

April 16 
Safe Zone Training 
3:30 pm 
Must register prior to training by emailing kpereira@umassd.edu 

April 22 
Walk to Class in Her Shoes (all day)and Relay in Her Shoes 
5 pm Campus Center Quad 
To sign up please contact kpereira@umassd.edu 

April 29 
Denim Day 
Wear denim in solidarity for the Italian Supreme Court case where a rape convictionwas overturned; the justices deciding that because the victim's jeans were tight, she must have helped remove them, implying consent.


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