SAFE Week 2010 (Sexual Assault Free Environment week)
March 8 - 12
SAFE (Sexual Assault Free Environment) Week
The theme for SAFE Week 2010 is CONSENT is SEXY.The aim of the programming is to raise awareness about sexual assault in our community, both on and off-campus. We will be hosting the following events on-campus:
CONSENT IS SEXY FAIR IN THE UC COURTYARD!
The SAFE (Sexual Assault Free Environment) team will be holding a Consent is Sexy Fair in the UC Courtyard on Monday March 1st from 10 am until 2 pm. The fair is to raise awareness about sexual assault and healthy communication, and will feature other on- and off-campus organizations including NAKED, SpeakOut, Outline, ABC, the Guelph Resource Centre for Gender Empowerment and Diversity and Women in Crisis. Come on out and help us create a Consent Clothesline or sign up for our SAFE Week t-shirt contest! Free Valentine’s Day candy to all those who come by to check out the activities! Donations are welcome.
MARCH 8: SAFE WEEK KICK-OFF BREAKFAST AT THE BULLRING
The Wellness Centre’s Sexual Assault Free Environment (SAFE) team will be hosting a free breakfast from 9 am and 1 pm at the Bullring to kick-off their annual sexual assault awareness week. Students can drop by the Bullring for some breakfast treats and to learn more about sexual assault. SAFE will also be giving away FREE “Consent is Sexy” shirts as part of their week-long contest. Students are asked to obtain signatures on their shirts from March 8 to March 12, and at the end of the week the student with the most signatures will win a fantastic prize! Come by early for your t-shirt as we have a limited quantity (275)!
MARCH 10: Sin by Silence Screening and Discussion
do something to stop the violence...
Come out and watch the MOST IMPORTANT FILM you will ever see!
Sin by Silence
Screening and Discussion
Wed. March 10, 2010
About the film: Sin by Silence is a film about women who were imprisoned for killing their abusers. Despite prison walls, these women change laws and lives for those dealing with abuse. The women share their knowledge about the warning signs of abusive relationships and make it very clear - we are all responsible and cannot stay silent about abuse.
MARCH 11: PINWHEEL CAMPAIGN IN BRANION PLAZA
Thursday, March 11th there will be 4000 pinwheels, each representing the 1 in 4 women that will be affected by sexual assault in their lifetime, surrounding the Cannon. We are doing this in hopes of raising awareness about sexual assault and healthy relationships, so come out and show your support! We will have a table in the UC to tell you what it's all about! (You've all seen these before, they look gorgeous - now you know what they're about!!)
For more information stop by The Wellness Centre between Monday-Friday from 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m. If you miss the t-shirt giveaways you can stop by the Wellness Centre all week long to pick one up, while supplies last!
*** For those of you who aren't aware the overall goal of this program is to reduce the incidences of sexual assault on campus. We intend to do this by first raising awareness about the frequency of sexual assault and providing resources for students who have experienced sexual assault themselves, or have a friend who may have experienced sexual assault or are simply looking for more information. We hope that by bringing this topic out into the open it will encourage more people to come forward and report incidences of sexual assault and to make perpetrators aware that this kind of behavior will not be tolerated or ignored any longer.
Thanks bunches for your support!!
INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!
Various campus events throughout the week - see below
Monday, March 8th - Friday, March 12th