Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2013


Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2013

April 2

Violence Against Women Act: Politics & Realities (Panel Discussion)
Masha Dexter Memorial Lecture
4 PM, Campus Center, Petteruti Lounge

A panel discussion about the impact the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has had on various communities since 1994, and the impact on agencies and victims stemming from the delay in reauthorization. The panel will also address issues of intimate partner violence in the range of communities covered now by VAWA.

Sponsored by SDWC, Taubman Center, and the LGBTQ Center.

For more info, click here.

April 8

Understanding Trauma and Healing from Sexual Assault
4 - 5:30 PM Sarah Doyle Women's
Center Lounge

A discussion for students who have experienced sexual assault. Facilitated by Bita Shooshani, Coordinator of Sexual Assault Prevention and Advocacy. Please RSVP to bita@brown.edu. Space is limited to 10 people.

Sexual Assault Victim Rights Law Career Talk
5:30 - 7 PM, Campus Center,
Memorial Room 229

Amanda Walsh of Boston's Victim Rights Law Center will discuss how and why she came to work as a legal advocate for victims of sexual assault. Her presentation will be followed by Q&A.

April 9

Sexual Assault Victims’ Rights On & Off Campus (Panel Discussion)
12 - 1:30 PM, Campus Center, Petteruti Lounge

Daniel Guglielmo, Special Assistant Attorney General, RI Department of Attorney General; Brianna Marsocci, Law Enforcement Advocate for Providence Police Department; Detective Chris Rotella, Special Victims Unit of the Providence Police Department; Wendy Allmendinger, Outreach Coordinator with Day One; Yolanda Castillo-Appollonio, Dean with Office of Student Life; Michelle Nuey, Advocate with DPS; Detective Jeanne Peck, DPS.

Moderated by Bita Shooshani, Health Education. All are welcome to attend. Light refreshments served. Feel free to bring your lunch.

Each panelist will discuss their work as it relates to victims' rights. Their presentation will be followed by Q&A.

April 18

Lost Time, Money, & Opportunities: The Educational Cost of Sexual Assault
12 - 1 PM, Campus Center, Petteruti Lounge

How does sexual assault impact students’ academic achievement and future trajectories? Drawing on interviews with rape survivors and rape crisis service providers, this talk will examine a range of challenges faced by student survivors and will consider how campus communities can better meet their needs. The impact of current federal policy and the implications for institutional responses will also be explored. Light refreshments served. Feel free to bring your lunch.

Lecture by Rebecca Loya, post-doctoral research associate at the
Taubman Center for Public Policy at Brown.

For more info, click here.

Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project Workshop
5:30 - 7 PM, TWC Formal Lounge 2

The Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project is a grassroots, non-profit organization founded by a gay male survivor of domestic violence and developed through the strength, contributions and participation of the
community. The workshop will give an overview of GBT intimate partner abuse, including ways to recognize abusive relationships and related issues specific to the GBT community.

April 23

Film Screening: Sin by Silence
7:00 PM, Campus Center,
Petteruti Lounge

From behind prison walls, a group of extraordinary women are shattering misconceptions of domestic violence. An important film that profiles Convicted Women Against Abuse (CWAA). CWAA has changed laws for
battered women, raised awareness for those on the outside, and educated a system that does not fully comprehend the complexities of domestic abuse.

For more info about the film, click here.

April 24

Sex@Brown: Doing what you want, not what you’re just okay with.
8 PM, Salomon 101

Alexis Saccoman ’04 will present his research and the seven stages of sexual desire. Alexis’s talk has been one of the most popular workshops on campus, and now he’s back on campus for one night to keep spreading the word.

Take Back the Night!
(Rally & Speak-Out)
9 PM, Leaving from Salomon

All Brown community members are welcome to unite and take a stand against sexual violence in our community.

April 26

The Student Body: Open Mic
9 - 11 PM, Campus Center,
Kaspar Multipurpose Room

Come one, come all, and tell your stories about gender and sexuality at Brown. Sharing our experiences, whether positive or negative, lets us learn valuable lessons from each other.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month is sponsored by The Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Relationship Abuse (CASARA), Health Education, Residential Life, Women Students at Brown, Queer Alliance, the Office of Campus Life and Student Services, the LGBTQ Center, and the Sarah Doyle Women’s Center.

To request special services, accommodations or assistance for an event, please contact the Sarah Doyle Women’s Center at (401) 863-2189 or sdwc@brown.edu as far in advance of the event as possible.

To download a copy of the printed calendar, click on the file below.