Texas Tech University

Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2016

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.

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


April 1 - May 5Hands of Hope Collection Drive
The Women's & Gender Studies (drop off in DOAK Hall RM 123, M-F, 8am-5pm). Collection of items help benefit those that reside at Women's Protective Services. View the wish list. Note: Gently used items such as coats, gloves, and hats are welcome

Hands of Hope

April 2 | Walk A Mile in Her Shoes
Hosted by Voices of Hope, Lubbock, Tx.

April 4- Raiders Against Violence Part 1

April 5- Pancakes & Chill

April 6- The Hunting Ground
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. Watch the trailer.

April 6Sexism in Cinema Series
6:00 p.m. | Alamo Drafthouse

April 7- The Hunting Ground
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. Watch the trailer.

April 10-15 - The Clothesline Project
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.

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 on the events page on the TLPDC website. Go to TTURISE

April 14 & 15Annual Conference on the Advancement of Women
Student Union Building

April 14- Thursday Night Movie: Twilight
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.

Dont Rape

April 15- National Day of Silence
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 18-22- PostSecret

April 19Rape Myths on Trial:  Naming the Unnamed Conspirator by Anne Munch
12:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. | TLPDC 153
Register: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/tlpdc/

In this provocative presentation, Anne Munch, a career prosecutor and advocate for victims of gender violence, examines how cultural attitudes shape the outcomes of rape and sexual assault cases. Drawing on years of experience prosecuting sex crimes, Munch shows how rape cases often turn on the involvement of an "unnamed conspirator" -- the complex of myths and stories we tell ourselves as a culture about sex, gender, power, and responsibility. Using examples from real cases, and harrowing evidence from actual 911 calls, Munch reveals how the assumptions that juries bring into the courtroom often stack the odds against victims, and at the same time challenges us to think critically about how our own assumptions might unintentionally reinforce victim-blaming. The result is a stunning look inside our criminal justice system and an incisive analysis of American culture's warped views of women's sexuality.

April 21 | Title IX & Rape Myths | 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. | TLPDC 153
Hosted by TTU RISE (Risk Intervention & Safety Education)

Join Risk Intervention & Safety Education (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 | FAR (Faculty Against Rape) National Day of Action
This is a day for faculty to demonstrate their support for campus sexual assault survivors. Faculty are encouraged to plan lectures, teach-ins, informational sessions, candlelight vigils, film screenings, letters to the student newspaper, demonstrations, and other actions to show their support, and to raise awareness of the campus rape epidemic. Visit http:// www.facultyagainstrape.net/

  • Do you have an event you want to host? Do you need help organizing? Let us know so we can help promote it to our members.

April 21 | Take Back the Night Rally & March | 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. | Memorial Circle
Sponsored and Organized by Tech Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance (TTU Student Organization) Contact: Tech FMLA

  • 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 V-Day Lubbock Coalition in supporting and telling our stories to help our world work toward eliminating sexual violence.

Take Back the Night

April 22- Raiders Respond: Bystander Intervention
LIBRARY 309, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
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. Go to TTURISE

Denim Day

April 26- Raiders Respond: Bystander Intervention
LIBRARY 309, 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Encore presentation. Go to TTURISE

April 27Denim Day: There Are No Excuses | 12:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. | TLPDC 152
We will view the short documentary called "The Line" by Nancy Schwartzman. Completed after being presented in classrooms on dozens of college campuses, The Line is structured to invite and reward students' trust, making them comfortable enough to discuss sex, consent, legal rights, and the politics surrounding gender violence while examining issues too often deemed embarrassing, shameful, or taboo. Register; http://www.depts.ttu.edu/tlpdc/

April 28 | The Talk Show | 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. | SUB Senate Room
FREE dinner!
An interactive 60-minute presentation aimed at helping students identify and challenge rape myths.  Audience participation is encouraged. Go to TTURISE

Talk Show

April 29 | "How to Make the Most of Your Circle of 6" | 12:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. | TTU Library TLPDC RM 153
What's the best way to support a friend who may have been sexually assaulted? What are the right words to interrupt a situation when someone looks uncomfortable? Circle of 6 is a community and a state of mind. It fosters the formation of groups based on trust and accountability and promotes a culture of care, where friends look out for each other and work together to eliminate violence in their communities. Ideally, all of your friends will be part of the solution, whether or not they're in your circle. Register; http://www.depts.ttu.edu/tlpdc/

May 4 & 6 | Gender Fair | 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. TTU Library Croslin Room
The first Gender Fair was held in the Spring of 2012 in the Croslin Room at the TTU Library. Gender Fair is an educational, awareness-oriented resource fair exploring gender, equity, and communication.


#ItsOnUs - Take the pledge today!
"It's On Us is a rallying cry, inviting everyone to step up and realize that the solution begins with us. It seeks to reframe the conversation surrounding sexual assault in a way that inspires everyone to see it as their responsibility to do something, big or small, to prevent it."

Its On Us