Across the Texas Tech University Campus multiple organizations, departments and centers conduct academic discussions raising public awareness about sexual violence and the need to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence. Each day, people witness a continuum of behaviors that range from being respectful and safe, to sexually abusive and violence. By working together we can highlight sexual violence as a major issue in our communities and reinforce the need for prevention efforts.
Click here to download the poster for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (PDF)
Note: All events are FREE and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
- "Wall of Healing" (April 1 - 29, 2011) TTU Student Union Building Display Case - Sponsored by TTU Student Counseling Center
The purpose of the Wall is to honor and remember survivors of sexual assault and to provide a forum for them or their friends or family to share their experiences and messages of hope.
To submit your creation stop by the Women's Studies Office in Holden Hall RM 8.
Message of Hope (PDF)
- Feminist Forum: Gendering Media Power - Sponsored by the Women's Studies Program and hosted by members of Feminist of Lubbock and the American Association of University Women TTU Student Chapter
Visiting pop culture through the filters of identities assigned to young men and women we will discuss some of the following questions:
+ Should popular television be responsible for creating role models for girls, teens and adult women?
+ Is it possible to disconnect the actions, sexuality and self esteem of ...television from our personal lived realities?
+ Do girls, teens, and adults consciously disconnect themselves from "the celebrity" or do we accept these television personalities as guides for our real lives?
Tuesday, April 5th | Escondido Theater, Student Union Bldg. Lower Level | 7:00 p.m.
- The Myth of "No means Yes": Sexual Scripts & Sexual Assault
Sponsored by the TTU Student Counseling Center this interactive presentation and discussion will explore how common sexual scripts and stereotypes about gender contribute to sexual assault.
Thursday, April 7th | TTU Student Union Soap Suds Room | 6:00 p.m.,
- "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: Men's march to stop rape, sexual assault & violence" & "Dash for Cash"- Sponsored by Lubbock Rape Crisis Center
For more information and to participate contact LRCC by phone at (806) 763-3232 or by email at email@example.com
Saturday, April 9th | Lubbock County Court House| 10:30 a.m.
- "Talk Show" & Panel Discussion - Presented and sponsored by the TTU Student Counseling Center and SAPPEC.
This presentation will provide an innovative way to discuss intimate partner violence and solutions for ending the cycle of abuse.
Tuesday, April 12th |
TTU Human Science Bldg. RM 169 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
- "Women in Domestic Affairs & Relationships" - Sponsored by American Association of University Women (AAUW) TTU Student Chapter
Thursday, April 14th | TTU Student Union Bldg. Senate Room | 7:00 p.m.
- "Take Back the Night" - Sponsored by V-Day Lubbock Coalition & AAUW TTU Student Chapter
Why Take Back the Night?
A woman walks alone down a dark, deserted street. With every shadow she sees, and every sound she hears, her pounding heart flutters and skips a beat. She hurries her pace as she sees her destination become closer. She is almost there. She reaches the front door, goes inside, collects herself, and moves on forgetting, at least for tonight, the gripping fear that momentarily enveloped her life. This scene could have occurred anywhere last night, last year, or even 100 years ago. Historically, women faced the anxiety of walking alone at night and that is why Take Back the Night began.
The first Take Back the Night event in the United States for which we have received documentation took place in Philadelphia in October of 1975.
Take Back The Night’s supporters have always understood the power of speaking out. Rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse and domestic violence are often labeled “crimes of silence” because of low reporting rates and social discomfort with their public discussion. Survivors of sexual assault, rape, domestic violence, and sexual abuse are invited to Shatter the Silence™ by posting your stories here at the Take Back The Night Headquarters.
Join us in supporting
and telling our stories to help our world work toward eliminating sexual violence.
Friday, April 15th | Urbanovsky Park | 6:00 p.m.
(Walk to Memorial Circle begins at 7:00 p.m.)
- Self Defense Class by Karl Lusk (Women Only) - sponsored by the TTU Student Counseling Center
Emphasizes philosophy, practical applications and a better understanding of individual physical capabilities and limitations.
Saturday, Apirl 16th | TTU Rec Center Room 116 | 2:00 p.m.
- Working with Survivors of Sexual Assault - sponsored by the TTU Student Counseling Center
Thursday, April 21st | TTU SUB Mesa Room | 6:30 p.m.
- Men's Coalition (Men Only) - An initiative sponsored by TTU Student Counseling Center and Lubbock Women's Protective Services . We are recruiting upstanding men to serve on a coalition that will better the lives of men, women, children and our community at large. Combining the efforts of local campaigns we will begin exploring how men's involvement in various groups and organizations creates a positive impact. For more information contact either Roy Rios firstname.lastname@example.org or Mike Iezzi email@example.com
Tuesday, April 26th | TTU Student Union Bldg. Canyon Room | 6:00 p.m.
- Annual Denim Day
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.
Wednesday, April 27th | Wear Your Jeans in Support!
+ Send a message to survivors that you suport them in their healing!
+ Commit to become more educated about sexaul assault!
+ Break the silence surrounding sexual violence!
- "Women & Rape" - Sponsored by American Association of University Women (AAUW) TTU Student Chapter
Thursday, April 28th | TTU Student Union Bldg. Escondido Theater | 7:00 p.m.
National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)
SAFER (Students Active for Ending Rape)
United States Department of Justice
Support for these events provided by:
TTU Student Counseling Center
The Sexual Assault Peer Educators Program
TTU Women's Studies Program
Women's Protective Services
Lubbock Rape Crisis Center of Lubbock
V-Day Lubbock Coalition (TTU Student Organization)