Texas Tech University

Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2018

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 3 - May 4 | 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 4 | Sexism in Cinema Series (Frida, 2002) | 7:00 p.m. | Alamo Drafthouse
Discussion following the film will include Salma Hayek's op-ed for the New York Times, Harvey Weinstein Is My Monster Too, by SALMA HAYEK Dec. 12, 2017

April 4Title IX & Inclusion - Civil Counterpoints
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. | SUB Allen Theater
(Faculty, Staff, Graduate/Undergrad Students)
Civil Counterpoints: A Campus Conversation Series aims to stimulate thoughtful and respectful dialogue on volatile contemporary issues among members of the Texas Tech community.

April 10 | Panel Discussion – Supporting Students
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | TLPDC 153
(Faculty, Staff, Graduate Students)
RISE will have Dr. Dana Weiser speak about a multitude of Sexual Assault Awareness topics. She will address rape culture, myths, and how to best support students if they approach you needing help. Please register online through TLPDC website! Free lunch provided for those who register.

April 11 | Survivors Only Donuts and Coffee
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. | RISE Office | Drane Suite 247
(Faculty, Staff, Grad/Undergrad Students)
Students, faculty, and staff who identify as a victim or survivor of sexual assault, harassment, stalking, domestic or romantic violence, interpersonal violence, and other forms of violence are invited to the RISE office in Drane to enjoy complimentary donuts and coffee and 'safe space' to seek resources and share with others. If you identify as an ally or a survivor/victim asks you to come along, please be respectful of the space and support accordingly.

April 12 | Trauma, Triggers, and Self-Care
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. | SUB - Traditions Room
(Faculty, Staff, Grad/Undergrad Students)
Join RISE and Evalyn Grey from the Student Counseling Center to talk about triggers, trauma, and how to provide self-care with dense topics such as Sexual Assault, Stalking, and other forms of Violence.

April 13 | RISE Tailgate
4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | Grassy area between Rip Griffin and Rawls College of Business
(Faculty, Staff, Grad/Undergrad Students)
Come Tailgate responsibly with RISE with a zero pressure, zero alcohol tailgate. There will be garden games like life size Jenga, Battleship, Checkers, and much more! Fajitas will be served and T-shirts provided. Come join the fun!

The Hunting GroundApril 17 | "The Hunting Ground" film screening | SUB Escondido Theatre

  • Multiple Screening Options; 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
  • 5:30 p.m. | Screening and panel discussion with Dr. Kim Simon, Title IX Administrator, Texas Tech University

April 18 | RISE Tabling - SAAM
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Copy Mail
(Faculty, Staff, Grad/Undergrad Students)
Join RISE at a tabling with what will be happening in the month of April for SAAM. There will be resources provided for survivors and friends/allies of survivors, also discussion about Safe Sex and STI testing and having patience with partners and intimacy who have been victims of sexual assault.

Positivity Petals – The Body Project
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Copy Mail
(Faculty, Staff, Grad/Undergrad Students)
A Positivity Petal is a paper flower that has positive thoughts on each petal. Petals can have messages that say, "Body Positive," "Love Yourself," "Acceptance" etc. The message is something that is important to you and gives you hope. Positivity petals can be made for yourself as a reminder to stay positive or can be made to give to a special person.

April 19
"Reproduce and Revolt: A Social Justice Poster Workshop" by Favianna Rodriguez
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | The Helen DeVitt Jones Print Studio (602 Avenue J)

FREE and open to the public! No experience needed. Note: Space is limited and registration is required

There has never been a movement for social change without art and culture being central to that movement. Art can inspire, educate, and help spur the imagination beyond the realms of what politics can do. Social justice posters, in particular, are powerful living reminders of struggles for worldwide peace and justice. In this workshop, students will hear a short lecture by Favianna, and learn the guiding principles for effective poster design and create a poster of their own utilizing stock graphics from the book, ​Reproduce and Revolt​, by Favianna Rodriguez and Josh MacPhee.

April 20 | Annual Conference on the Advancement of Women
Student Union Building

April 20 | Healing in the Arts
6:15pm | Shallow Water Middle School
(Faculty, Staff, Grad/Undergrad Students)
In January 2016, creator Madelynn Engle returned to school after taking a medical withdrawal from Texas Tech University the previous semester. Her teacher and mentor, Dr. Shera Jackson, had offered Madelynn a chance to organize an independent study where they would examine how the fine arts can be used in human development and trauma. For Madelynn's final project, she was supposed to create a performance telling her story and putting it to a dance. With the help of five close friends, she then created a show that featured their personal stories of trauma and healing.

Engaging Men as Allies
11:15 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. | TLPDC 151
(Faculty, Staff, Grad/Undergrad Students)
Join a panel of Texas Tech faculty and staff (Dr. Matthew Gregory, Dr. Michael Borshuk, Dan Burns, and John Purcell) speak about how to engage men as allies in the fight against sexual assault and other forms of partner and interpersonal violence. (Free lunch provided for those who register).

April 23 | The Talk Show hosted by the Student Counseling Center
5:30pm - 6:30pm | SUB Senate Room
An interactive 60-minute presentation aimed at helping students identify and challenge rape myths. Audience participation is encouraged. Hosted by: TTURISE

April 24 | Student-Led Discussion: Words of Support and Affirmation
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | SUB – Caprock
(Graduate and Undergraduate Students)
This session will have special guest student Annika Conrick, Tech FMLA president and leader on campus. She will speak about Sexual Assault from a student's perspective and how to seek help, and rely on staff members, faculty, and others around the community. Light refreshments will be provided.

denim dayApril 25 | 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.

April 25 | "The Clothesline Project" hosted by Tech FMLA

  • 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Outside the SUB
  • 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. | Memorial Circle as part of Take Back the Night

Clothesline ProjectApril 25 | 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.

April 26 | RISE Tabling – Build Your Own Relationship
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Free Speech Area
(Faculty, Staff, Grad/Undergrad Students)
Join RISE at a tabling to design your own relationship and boundaries. Participants will learn about Red and Green flags in a relationship and what escalation can look like. How to have conversations with friends or strangers about what unhealthy relationships look like and what resources to suggest.

Career Center Tabling – Donate Clothes for Victims
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Free Speech Area
(Faculty, Staff, Grad/Undergrad Students)
Spring cleaning? Help others in need through donating clothing, linens, towels, school supplies, and kitchenware! The University Career Center will be hosting a donation drive on Thursday, April 26th at 1:30pm - 3:30pm in the Free Speech Area. All items will be donated to Women's Protective Services of Lubbock. Clothing for all ages, sizes, and genders is accepted. We'll also be sharing information about the many career services we can provide Tech students and alumni. We hope to see you there!

April 27- 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 28 | Walk A Mile in Her Shoes
Hosted by Voice of Hope, (Lubbock Rape Crisis Center), Lubbock, Tx.

8:30 am | Lowe's Home Improvement @ 5022 W. Loop 289
(Faculty, Staff, Grad/Undergrad Students)
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is an annual march for Lubbock's non profit agency, Voice of Hope: Rape Crisis Center. Efforts are to raise funds and awareness about the issues of sexual assault/sex trafficking. The march is a one-mile walk and participants can, if they chose, don 4 inch high stilettos to speak out against sexual violence.

April 28/29 | Healing Yoga
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Student Recreation Center fitness studio - 121
(Faculty, Staff, Grad/Undergrad Students)
RISE will be promoting healing yoga at the end of April to ask participants to come relax and take a moment of mindfulness. This will promote a community of support and unity along with expression through exercise.

April 30 | Raider Spa
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. |SUB Courtyard
(Grad/Undergrad Students)
Treat yourself to a relaxing evening with the Student Activities Board. Stop by for a paraffin hand treatment, massages, and oxygen therapy!

May 2 & 4| 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