April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Every two minutes, someone in America is sexually assaulted. 1 in 5 college women experience a sexual assault. 95% of college-aged victims know their attacker.
These are just a few statistics to highlight why this month of awareness is so very important for our campus and our greater community. We have several events this April that will honor the voices and experiences of survivors of sexual assault. Additionally, there are events that will seek to raise awareness about sexual assault and the importance of effective consent.
Please feel free to download our event calendar, mark your calendar with the events you plan on attending, and share the word with other students, staff, and faculty.
Supporting Survivors of Sexual Assault: Cultivating a Survivor-Responsive Campus Workshop (All workshops are in the Women’s Center)
- Wednesday, April 8th from 12-1pm for UMBC students
- Monday, April 13th from 4-5pm for UMBC faculty and staff
- Friday, April 24th from 12-1pm for UMBC Greek Community members
The Clothesline Project Display
Wednesday, April 8th on Commons Main Street and the RAC (at the Retriever Health and Wellness Expo) from 10am-4pm. (Opportunities to make shirts for the display will be made available on several occasions leading up to the 8th… see calendar for details)
“It Happened Here” Film Screening and Discussion
Wednesday, April 15th from 5-7pm in the Women’s Center (sponsored by SJP)
Take Back the Night
Thursday, April 16th beginning at 6:00pm with a community resource fair on Commons Main Street. The survivor speak-out will begin at 6:30pm and will be followed by campus march. Follow #UMBCtbtn on social media for updates and join the Facebook event.
Voices Against Violence Protocol Training, Responding to Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence at UMBC
Friday, April 17th from 12-1pm in Commons 331.
After TBTN: A FORCE Monument Quilt Workshop
Friday, April 17th from 12-2pm in the Women’s Center.
If you have questions about any of the listed events or about sexual assault resources, please contact Jess Myers, Women’s Center Director, at email@example.com, 410-455-2714 or Mickey Irizarry, Health Education Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org, 410-455-3752.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month is sponsored by:
- The Women’s Center
- University Health Services Health Education
- Voices Against Violence