Texas Tech University

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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RISE is excited to partner with departments and student organizations across campus to bring awareness to sexual assault, violence prevention, and bystander intervention. A full schedule of events is provided below. For questions, please call RISE at (806) 742-2110.

Collection Drive for WPS

Hands of Hope Collection Drive, benefiting Women's Protective Services. Drop off items at 123 Doak Hall. Visit the Women's Studiespage for more information and requested items.

Schedule of Events

April 2- Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is an annual march for the non-profit agency Voice of Hope: Rape Crisis Center. Efforts are to raise funds and awareness about the issues of sexual assault/sex trafficking. The march is a one mile walk and participants can, if they chose, don 4 inch high stilettos to speak out against sexual violence.

April 4- Raiders Against Violence Part 1

Student Wellness Center, room 100, 11am-1pm

The Raiders Against Violence program will equip faculty and staff participants to respond to student concerns and disclosures regarding interpersonal violence, sexual assault, and trauma. Upon completion of Parts 1 and 2, RAVs will receive a sign for their office door, and will be published in an online resource list for students. You must complete a minimum of two Title IX Series workshops to be eligible for this advanced training. Part 2 will take place at the same time/room on Friday, April 8th. You must attend both parts to be certified as a RAV.

April 5- Pancakes & Chill

Urbanovsky Park, 7pm

Join RISE as we host YouTube sensation and Glee Star Noah Guthrie for a fun night of music, real talk about how to keep consent discussions totally chill, and how to keep your relationships healthy, balanced, and respectful. And did we mention the free pancakes?!

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April 6- The Hunting Ground

SUB Escondido Theater, 10Am, Noon, 2pm, 4pm

This ground breaking film on campus sexual assault features End Rape on Campus founders Andrea Pino and Annie Clark. This event is free and open to the public.

April 6- Sexism in the Cinema

Alamo Drafthouse, 7pm

Sexism in the Cinema will feature a $3 showing of Day of the Dead followed by a discussion with TTU faculty.

April 7- The Hunting Ground

SUB Escondido Theater, 9Am, 11am 1pm, 3pm, 5pm

This ground breaking film on campus sexual assault features End Rape on Campus founders Andrea Pino and Annie Clark. This event is free and open to the public.

April 12- 'Escalation'

TLPDC 153, 12:30-2pm

Escalation is a powerful, emotionally-engaging 90-minute film-based workshop that educates your community about relationship violence and empowers you to work for change. The workshop is research based and facilitated by students. This particular session is for Texas Tech Faculty and Staff only. Lunch is provided. Please register onthe events page on the TLPDC website.

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April 14- Thursday Night Movie: Twilight

SUB escondido Theater, 10pm

Let your inner movie critic show and wave mini red flags during Twilight to call out unhealthy relationship behavior. Free drinks and popcorn! TTU Student ID required.

April 15- National Day of Silence

Free Speech Area

Every year hundreds of thousands of students take a vow to take a form of silence to raise awareness about the silencing effect of anti-LGBTQ bullying, harassment and discrimination. Members of the Texas Tech community are invited to take a similar vow, show your support to those in silence, or just learn about the damaging effect of bullying and harassment on LGBTQ individuals.

April 18-21- The Clothesline Project

North Plaza & Memorial Circle

Ever wondered how interpersonal violence impacts people on your campus? Visit The Clothesline Project at various locations across campus to see personal stories and witness to violence. Want to make your own shirt? Contact RISE or Women's Studies with questions. The Clothesline will be at the SUB North Plaza on April 18 & 20 from 11am-1pm and at Take Back the Night on April 21 from 6-9pm.

April 19- Rape Myths on Trial: Naming the Unnamed Conspirator by Anne Munch

TLPDC 153, 12-1:20PM

Join Women's Studies for the film and discussion.Register for the event.

April 20- Free STI Testing

SUB Llano Room, 10am-3pm

The Lubbock Health Department will conduct free STI testing for Gonorrhea, Syphilis, Chlamydia, and HIV. No appointment necessary, but supplies are limited.

April 21- F/S Title IX Series: Rape Culture

TLPDC 153, 12:30-2pm

Join RISE, the Dean of Students Office, Student Resolution Center, the Student Counseling Center, and the Gender Equity Council in the TLPDC for a look at media, cultural attitudes, and campus climate issues that perpetuate gender based violence. On this Faculty Day of Action, be part of the discussion and solution building for addressing these on-going concerns on campus, and the larger community. This event is open to all TTU Faculty & Staff. Registration is required, and lunch is provided.

April 21- Take Back the Night

Memorial Circle, 6pm

Join Tech FMLA for the annual Take Back the Night Rally and March. Take Back the Night is an opportunity to gather to support survivors and speak out against sexual assault. This event is open to the community.

April 22- Raiders Respond: Bystander Intervention

Library 309, 2-3pm

Want to be better prepared to intervene when you're concerned about a friend? Just us for an interactive workshop for problem identification and skill building to know when, why, and how to help when you're concerned for a friend's safety around relationship or sexual violence.

April 26- Raiders Respond: Bystander Intervention

Library 309, 2:30-3:30pm

Encore presentation.

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April 27- Denim Day

All students, faculty and staff are asked to wear jeans this Wednesday to show support for survivors of sexual assault. Want to know more about why jeans are a statement against rape culture and victim blaming? Read an overview of the court case that determined jeans were a 'litmus test' for sexual assault.

Denim day: There are No Excuses

TLPDC 152, 12-1:20pm

Join Women's Studies for a screening of the short film "The Line". Register here.

April 28- Sexual Assault Talk Show

SUB Senate room, 6-7PM

"The Talk Show" is an interactive 60-minute presentation aimed at helping students identify and challenge rape myths that exist within our culture. It is presented in a talk show format and encourages audience participation. Roles include: A talk show host, an alleged victim, an alleged perpetrator, a friend of the alleged perpetrator, a friend of the alleged victim, and a therapist/expert. Each team member remains in role and interacts with the audience as that person. For this talk show both the alleged survivor and alleged perpetrator will be the same sex highlighting the realities of sexual assault in the LGBTQ+ community. Rape myths as well as rape-supportive attitudes held by both males and females are clarified. At the end, team members step out of their roles and share insights about their experiences in those roles. General information about sexual assault prevention will also be discussed and distributed. Attendees will be provided with dinner.

Hosted by: TTU Student Counseling Center, TTU Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA), Risk Intervention and Safety Education (RISE) office, and the Gender Equity Council.

April 29- How to Make the Most of Your Circle of 6

TLPDC 153, 12-1:20pm

Join Women's Studies for a discussion on support, safety, and accountability.