Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Domestic Violence Awareness Month events

It's time for a wake-up call about rape and sexual assault on campus. It is only a myth in our society that women incite men to rape or that men are not sexually assaulted. It's a myth that if the assailant, victim, or both are drunk, the assailant cannot be charged with rape. And it's a myth that sexual assaults are rare and only by strangers.

Learn the truth. Join the UW campus community for two impactful presentations about rape and sexual assault, and learn about your role in stopping these silent crimes.

·         She Asked for It! Why We Like to Judge Rape Victims
Monday, October 15
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Kane Hall, room 120

Rape is a crime that is no stranger to college campuses. Anne Munch will discuss commonly held beliefs about victims, offenders, and the meaning of consent, and the important roles these beliefs play in how rape cases are perceived and handled. 

·         Sexual Assault: Victim Rights & Support
Wednesday, October 17
7 p.m.
Kane Hall, room 140

Jennifer Storm will speak about the complexities of victimization, developing coping mechanisms, and how to heal as a survivor. She also will discuss the need for victim-centered practices and the cultural shift toward victim support.

Save the dates for both presentations, and bring your friends and fellow leaders. Be empowered to change perceptions about campus rape and sexual assault, and help make the UW campus safe for everyone.