Texas Tech University

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Events


11th Annual Denim Day
Wear Your Jeans in Support on April 22, 2009

In 1998, an Italian Supreme Court decision overturned a rape conviction because the victim wore jeans, reasoning she must have helped her attacker remove them. Wearing jeans on this day has become an international symbol of protest against erroneous assumptions about rape.

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April 16, 2009: Scales of (In)Justice: Legal Issues and the GLBT Person
Workshop 4:00-7:00 p.m., Texas Tech School of Law
Questions? Contact: Diana Fabing | Student Diversity Relations | 742-5777 | diana.fabing@ttu.edu

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The Women's Studies Program, in collaboration with the Student Counseling Center and the TTU student chapter, Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance, presents “Sensory Overload – SEX, SEX, SEX!”.  As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we offer a discussion of the documentary “Deamworlds, 3: Desire, Sex & Power in Music Video” (DVD 2007) on April 8, 2009 at 6:30pm in the Human Science Building RM 169 .
Writer, Editor, Narrator: Sut Jhally critically examines the stories contemporary music videos tell about girls and women, and encourages viewers to consider how these narratives shape individual and cultural attitudes about sexuality.

The primary argument is that music videos, not unlike other forms of advertising and popular culture, represent the pornographic imagination by offering a degraded and limited view of female sexuality based on narrowly defined adolescent heterosexual male fantasies. Locating the stories and images of music video in a wider context, the film explores how American popular culture, more generally, encourages and excuses men's violence against women, and argues that we need a wider range of stories about femininity, masculinity, and sexuality. “Dreamworlds, 3” is produced by the Media Education Foundation, which produces and distributes documentary films and other educational resources to inspire critical reflection on the social, political, and cultural impact of American mass media.

April 4 | Walk a Mile in Her Shoes - hosted by Lubbock Rape Crisis Center
Lubbock County Courthouse, 904 Broadway | 9:30 am

April 8 | Sensory Overload - SEX, SEX, SEX! (Portayals of Sex and Relationships in the Media) - hosted by Student Counseling Center and the Women's & Gender Studies
TTU Human Sciences Building RM 169 | 6:30 pm

April 15 | Female Sexualization of Women in Ethnic Minority Cultures
TTU Human Sciences Building RM 169 | 6:30 pm

April 22 | "No" is Universal: Realities of Same-Sex Assault
TTU Human Science Building RM 226 | 7:00 pm

April 23 | Spirituality and Sexual Assault: Messages of Hope from Clergy
TTU Human Sciences Building RM 169 | 6:30pm

April 24 | Take Back The Night sponsored by FMLA TTU Chapter
Urbanovsky Park | 18th & Flint on the TTU Campus
Walk begins at 7:00pm

April 27 | Questioning Authority: Legal and Medical Aspects of Sexual Assault

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V-DAY Lubbock 2009: Until the Violence Stops

V-DAY Lubbock 2009 is a local campaign focused not only on raising awareness of violence against women and girls in our community, but is also an opportunity for us to raise funds for the organizations in our area that work tirelessly to provide support and resources to victims of violence.

This year, V-DAY Lubbock 2009 is proud to announce that 100% of proceeds from our ticket sales will be going to three non-profit organizations in our Lubbock area. Please click on the Beneficiaries link to learn more about their services to our community.


The Vagina Monologues
Date: Feb. 7, 14, & 21, 2009
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Allen Theatre, TTU Lubbock Campus
Tickets: $10 or $7 with student ID

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A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer
Date: Feb. 16 & 17, 2009
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Escondido Theatre, TTU Lubbock Campus
Tickets: $5 Support for these events provided by:
TTU Student Counciling Center
The Sexual Assault Peer Educators Program
TTU Women's & Gender Studies
Women's Protective Services
Lubbock Rape Crisis Center of Lubbock
V-Day Lubbock Coalition