Bystander Revolution Against ViolencE
BRAVe is a student leadership position through the Division of Student Affairs. The coordinator’s primary responsibilities are to create and facilitate programming for the campus community to address issues of sexuality, healthy relationships, sexual assault prevention, and gender.
Current Programming for Fall 2017:
- Domestic Violence Awareness Month, October. Find more about the YWCA's domestic violence action month here.
- "A Cup of Prevention"--October 2017, there will be stickers placed on the cups in Diversions, Oppenheimer, and the Aquatics Cafe each with information about Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
- Candle Light Vigil--November 8th 2017, a new take on traditional Take Back the Night events where survivors are invited to participate in a silent, candle lit walk around campus to honor victims of sexual violence.
Programming for Spring 2017:
- "Ice Cream, you scream, we all scream..NO MORE violence"-- March 8th, a break from midterms where students, faculty, and staff, can come and get ice cream while learning how to end rape culture and take a stand against power based personal violence
- Take Back the Night--March 29th, Tahoma Room: Thomas Hall, 8:30pm
- Sexual Assault Awareness Month--April 2017
- The Clothesline Project-- Student Development Center, April 2017
Past programming includes:
- Take Back the Night Week--Fall and Spring semesters
- "No More" Week of Action--Spring 2016
- Film Screenings--The Hunting Ground, It Happened Here, The Mask You Live In
- Walk a Mile in Their Shoes--Spring 2016 (in collaboration with Sigma Alpha Epsilon)
- The Clothesline Project--done annually since the 2000's.
- Consent Stories--Data collected at the University of Puget Sound on consent was presented, Fall 2016.
BRAVe facilitates and maintains open lines of communication with related student groups and organizations. For national statistics, and more information regarding sexual assault visit NSVRC, and RAINN.