Center for Women, Gender, & Sexuality organizes events in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Series of events planned to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities on how to prevent it

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The goal of Sexual Assault Awareness Month is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities on how to prevent it.

UMass Dartmouth's Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality (CWGS) has 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.

Events this month include:

Marge Piercy Poetry Reading

April 5, at 4 p.m.

UMass Dartmouth Claire T. Carney Library Stoico/FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation Grand Reading Room

Expressive Arts Therapy Workshop for Survivors of Sexual Violence with Ellen Landis – PhD, LMFT, BC-DMT

April 6, 4:30 p.m.

UMass Dartmouth Campus Center Reflection Room

Wagatwe Wanjuki, The Power of Storytelling: Speaking Our Truth to End Rape Culture

April 13, 6 p.m.

UMass Dartmouth’s Woodland Commons

Expressive Arts Therapy Workshop for Survivors of Sexual Violence with Megan O’Toole – LMHC, ATR

April 12, 6 p.m.

Campus Center Reflection Room

Expressive Arts Therapy Workshop for Survivors of Sexual Violence with Maria Curran – PhD, LPCS

April 14, 6 p.m.

Campus Center Reflection Room

Sexual Violence Survivor Art Show Opening Speak Out

April 21, 4 p.m.

UMass Dartmouth Frederick Douglass Unity House (co-sponsor)

Expressive Arts Therapy Workshop for Survivors of Sexual Violence with The Women’s Center, Inc.

April 26, 6:30 p.m.

Campus Center Reflection Room

Denim Day

April 27

Wear denim as a visible means of protest against misconceptions that surround sexual assault.

Sexual Violence Survivor Art Show Closing

April 28, 4 p.m.

Frederick Douglass Unity House (co-sponsor)


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