Texas Tech University

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Events

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.

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Note: All events are FREE and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

March 31 | Lubbock County Court House
"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 kim@lubbockrapecrisis.org

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Wall of Healing

"Wall of Healing" (All Month: April 1 - 29, 2012) 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. Send your submissions to: desiree.markham@ttuhsc.edu

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Sexual Assault Survivor Supporters (SASS) "Brown Bag" Lunch

April 3 | TTU Student Wellness Center RM 100| 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Sexual Assault Survivor Supporters (SASS) "Brown Bag" Lunch
Sponsored by the TTU Student Counseling Center to encourage awareness and thoughtful discussion and how to support survivor's of sexual assault. Contact ashlee.g.brown@ttu.edu


Pre-conference Film Viewing & Discussion

April 12 | Pre-conference Film Viewing & Discussion
International Cultural Center | Office of International Affairs | Auditorium | 601 Indiana Ave. | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Pray the Devil Back to Hell
(2008) - Directed by Gini Reticker, chronicles the remarkable story of the courageous Liberian women who came together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their shattered country. Read more and watch the trailer here

pray the devil back to hell film

Women and Gloal change: Achieving Peace through Empowering Women

April 13 | TTU Student Union Building (Upper Level) | 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
28th Annual All-University Women's Confrence | "Women and Gloal change: Achieving Peace through Empowering Women"

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Self-Defense Class

Date April 14 | Self-Defense Class | TTU Rec Center RM 116
Sponsored by the TTU Student Counseling Center
Emphasizes philosophy, practical applications and a better understanding of individual physical capabilities and limitations.

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Angels or Demons: Spirituality and Sexual Assault

April 16 | St. John's UMC (1501 University Ave.) | Garden Room | 6:00 p.m.
Angels or Demons: Spirituality and Sexual Assault
Ann Allison Akin, M.Ed, MDiv-eq, LPC, associate pastor of St. John's United Methodist Church, will discuss spirituality and sexual assault.

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Men's Coalition

Date April 18 | Men's Coalition (Men Only) | Holden Hall RM 5 | 6:00 pm
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 rrios@wpslbk.org or Mike Iezzi michael.iezzi@ttu.edu


Sexual Assault Talk Show" & Panel Discussion

April 19 | TTU Human Science Bldg. RM 169 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
"Sexual Assault Talk Show" & Panel Discussion
- Presented and sponsored by the TTU Student Counseling Center and SAPPEC.

Talk Show Format - This presentation will provide an innovative way to discuss intimate partner violence and solutions for ending the cycle of abuse. The goal is to facilitate audience discussion and understanding of rape myths. Each member remains in role and interacts with the audience as that person. Rape myths as well as rape-supportive attitudes held by both males and females are discussed and clarified. Extra credit slips available - ask your professor!


Take Back the Night" Poster & Sign Making Event

"Take Back the Night" Poster & Sign Making Event | April 19 | Belly's Cafe (Ave. Q) | 7:30pm - 9:30 pm
Join us for a night of community and wonderful food at Belly's Cafe. We'll be making signs and posters for the upcoming 2012 Take Back the Night event. We hope to see all Lubbock SlutWalkers out supporting Take Back the Night! Some supplies will be available but feel free to bring your own poster board, paints, markers, *glitter*, etc! We want to see what amazing things you will create!

take back the night poster design

Raider's Allies Network

April 20 | Raider's Allies Network | Student Wellness Building RM 100 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The Raider's Alies Network will be providing SASS training for all attendees

glbtq ally

Take Back the Night Rally & March

April 21 | Take Back the Night Rally & March| Lubbock County Courthouse | 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Click here for a detailed schedule of events

Why Take Back the Night?
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.
Download the TBTN Poster

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Annual Denim Day

April 25

- Annual Denim Day | Student Union Bldg. Courtyard | FREE Speech Area
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

- Surviving and Thriving: Art & Open Mic Night
| Student Union Bldg. Matador Room
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Submit your art or poetry for Surviving and Thriving Art Night. Some select pieces will also be displayed at the Student Wellness Building in display cases during the month of May and will also receive a certificate. Art of all types welcome. Contact Liza Hooser of SAPPEC: eadelle.hooser@ttu.edu

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. 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!

denim day

Exotic Women: Myths and Stereotypes About Women of Color

April 26
| Exotic Women: Myths and Stereotypes About Women of Color | Student Union Bldg. | Red Raider Lounge | 5:30 p.m.

This presentation will explore images of women of color across a broad range of media and discuss how these images contribute to a cultrue of violence. Extra credit slips available - ask your professor!

six women
(Image by Angela hayden, "6 Six Women of Color")

Women Leading Women Through Passion and Perseverance

April27 | Teaching, Learning & Professional Development Center | RM 153 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Feminist Forum: "Women Leading Women Through Passion and Perseverance" Guest speakers of this forum will highlight ways they have brought the community together to organize, plan and discuss sexual violence and how they feel these events have reinforced the need for prevention efforts. Registration for each forum is FREE. Link to register: https://www.tltc.ttu.edu

women leading women

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Voice of Hope Hotline:
(806) 763-RAPE (7273)

Sexual Assault Pamphlet

TTU Campus:
Dean of Students
Student Counseling Center
Women's Resource Center (Online)

Women's Protective Services
Lubbock Rape Crisis Center

American Association of University Women
National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) - English and Espanol
Rape, Abuse, & Incest, National Network - 1-800-656-HOPE
SAFER (Students Active for Ending Rape)
Take Back the Night
United States Department of Justice

Educational Resources for Men by Men:
Jackson Katz
Steve Thompson
Byron Hurt
Steve McAllister

LGBTQ Resources:
The Northwest Network
Community United Against Violence


Crossing the Line: Sexual Harassment at School

Based on findings from a nationally representative survey conducted in May and June, 2011, this report presents the most comprehensive research to date on sexual harassment in grades 7-12 and reveals some sobering statistics about the prevalence of sexual harassment and the negative impact it has on students' education. - American Association of University Women

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