Advocacy organizations throughout the United States have designated April as a Sexual Assault Awareness Month - an opportunity to focus our attention and efforts on educating ourselves and others about all forms of sexual violence in order to root it out of our relationships and culture. 


March 31 - A Conversation with ICE Whistleblower Dawn Wooten on Forced Sterilization 

Join us as attorney Dana Gold moderates a virtual interview with ICE whistleblower Dawn Wooten, LPN, to discuss the dangerous medical practices she witnessed at an immigrant detention center in Georgia, including hysterectomies and other gynecologic procedures with dubious consent. There will be a Q & A for all to ask questions and speak with Dawn about ICE and violence toward women.  Students pursuing work in health fields or racial, gender, and immigrant justice can also join Ms. Wooten for a virtual Brown Bag Lunch. 

"I become a whistleblower. Now I'm a target, but I'll take a target any day to do what's right, than just sit there and be a part of something inhumane." --Dawn Wooten

April 7 - Wednesdays @ 6: Evolving Consent: Consent in Long Term Relationships

Join BRAVe Coordinator Alanna Volk for a presentation and discussion surrounding the complexities of consent in long-term relationships. This presentation will provide a deeply nuanced exploration of the different faces of consent culture and how expressions of consent can change and evolve in long-term partnerships. As well as exploring ideas of sexual desire, and differing relationship styles, and how to begin to have challenging and rewarding consensual conversations with your partner or partners.

6 - 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 7, Zoom ID: 960 2586 6619

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April 21 - Wednesdays @ 6: Indigenous Experiences: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Join BRAVe Coordinator, Alanna Volk and the Diversity Programs Coordinator for the Office of Intercultural Engagement, Maija Petterson, for educational programming centered around Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. Learn about the unique challenges that face survivors of Sexual Violence as experienced by Indigenous people in the United States. Prepare to learn background information and statistical research, view a short film created and produced by Indigenous artists and activists, and discuss the interactives of the intersectionality of survivorship, violence, and Indigenous life.

6:00 - 7:00 pm, Wednesday, April 21st, Zoom ID: 960 2586 6619

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April 28 - Wednesdays @ 6: Take Back the Net

Due to COVID-19, our annual Take Back the Night march will move online this year. The event will be a space for survivors and supporters to continue speaking out against sexual violence toward all, featuring narratives of survivors and words of encouragement by allies.

6:00 - 7:00 pm, Wednesday, April 28th, Zoom ID: 960 2586 6619

Take back the net event poster



The Clothesline Project - Piano Lounge, Wheelock Student Center, April 1 - April 30
The Clothesline Project is an opportunity to create awareness of the experiences of survivors and victims of sexual assault, stalking, and domestic violence. In years past we have displayed color-coded t-shirts bearing the stories or messages of community members who have decided to share their stories. Based on feedback from students, we have decided this year to share stories inside folded pieces of paper shaped like t-shirts, so that passerby can choose the extent to which they want to engage these often painful or triggering accounts. However, we will openly display messages of support that community member would like to offer to survivors.

Participate: Anonymously share a personal experience of sexual assault, stalking, or domestic violence, or share a message of support to survivors, to be included on the clothesline.



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