Texas Tech University

Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2017

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.


Events

April 1 - May 1 | Hands 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 5 & 6 | Title IX Conference | 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. | TLPDC 153
Hosted by TTU RISE (Risk Intervention & Safety Education)

TTU RISE, the Office of the Dean of Students, and the Office for Student Rights & Resolution is proud to offer Texas Tech's first Title IX Drive In Conference April 2017.

April 7 - Raiders Against Violence Training
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | TTU Wellness Center RM 100
Go to TTURISE

April 7 | Sexism in Cinema Series
6:00 p.m. | Alamo Drafthouse

April 11 - STI Testing
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | SUB Llano Room
Go to TTURISE

April 12 | The Talk Show hosted by the Student Counseling Center
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | Red Raider Lounge
An interactive 60-minute presentation aimed at helping students identify and challenge rape myths. Audience participation is encouraged. Hosted by: TTU Student Counseling Center, The Black Graduate Student Association, and the RISE office. Go to TTURISE

April 18 | Cookie Consent
SUB Across from CopyMail, 11 am- 1pm
Want to practice asking for consent in a fun, no stress way, that ends in a delicious cookie? Stop by the RISE table to learn more!

April 13 | Film Screening:  Anita: Speaking Truth to Power
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. TTU School of Law | Lanier Auditorium
Against a backdrop of sex, politics, and race, ANITA reveals the intimate story of a woman who spoke truth to power. Directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Freida Mock, the film is both a celebration of Anita Hill's legacy and a rare glimpse into her private life with friends and family, many of whom were by her side that fateful day 22 years ago. Anita Hill courageously speaks openly and intimately for the first time about her experiences that led her to testify before the Senate and the obstacles she faced in simply telling the truth. She also candidly discusses what happened to her life and work in the 22 years since.


Anita Speaking Truth to Power

April 20 - Thursday Night Movie: 20th Century Women
SUB ESCONDIDO THEATER, 10PM
Free drinks and popcorn! TTU Student ID required.

April 21 & 24 - The Clothesline Project

  • April 21 - SUB Arroyo Room, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • April 24 - SUB FREE Speech Area, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • April 26 - Memorial Circle, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

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.


Take Back the Night

April 21 | Annual Conference on the Advancement of Women
Student Union Building

April 21- National Day of Silence
SUB FREE Speech Area, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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 22 | Walk A Mile in Her Shoes
Hosted by Voice of Hope, (Lubbock Rape Crisis Center), Lubbock, Tx.

April 26 | Denim Day | Wear Jeans with a Purpose!
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.


denim day

April 26 | Take Back the Night Rally & March | 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. | Memorial Circle
Sponsored and Organized by Tech Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance (TTU Student Organization)

  • 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.

May 3 & 5| 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.


Online

#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