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Events:

Sexual Assault Awareness Month


Open to community members:

Monday, April 5, 2021, 12pm-1pm: Introduction to Restorative Justice with Annie Buth from Northwestern's Center on Negotiation and Mediation. 
Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 6:30pm-8pm: Discussion Group on the Intersections of Sexual Violence and Native/Indigenous Experience, with MSA and CARE 
Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 4pm-5:15pm: Keynote from Lydia X.Z. Brown on Disability, Survivorship, and Transformative Justice
  • Click Keynote on Disability zoom link to register
  • We will wrap up SAAM 2021 with keynote speaker Lydia X.Z. Brown. A writer, educator, community organizer, activist and attorney, Lydia will speak on how transformative justice can lead to harm-free communities. Lydia’s work centers the intersections of disability, queerness, race, gender, class, nation, and migration. Together, we will explore how and why restorative and transformative justice work can move us into a lived reality of a community and society free of harm. This keynote is open to all students, faculty, and staff. This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Equity and AccessibleNU. 
    View the event flyer.
  • Participants are welcome to join by phone or video. ASL interpretation and CART captioning will be provided for this event. Additional accommodations such as presentation materials in alternate formats are provided upon request. Please contact Jill Schneider at jill.schneider@northwestern.edu or 847-467-5530 by April 19th, 2021 to request accommodations. Every reasonable effort will be made to implement accommodations in an effective and timely manner.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 6pm-7:15pm: Disability and Survivorship: Healing and Discussion Space for the community
  • Click Disability and Survivorship zoom link to register
  • This workshop will address the intersections of disability and sexual violence, barriers survivors face and how allies can better support their loved ones with disabilities. Trauma-informed facilitators from Northwestern and Resilience will facilitate a healing space during the second half of the workshop for survivors and allies and conclude the event with a meditation. This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Equity, CARE and AccessibleNU. 
    View the event flyer.
  •  For accommodations, contact Ish Orkar at ish@northwestern.edu
 

Open to students ONLY:

 
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 5pm-6pm: Exploring BDSM and Consent with Cruel Valentine, co-sponsored by SHAPE, the Women's Center and the Office of Equity. 
  • Click Exploring BDSM and Consent zoom link to register
  • Join us for a conversation about consent and kink practices with award-winning international burlesque entertainer, adult film performer, dominatrix, actor, dancer, writer, and artist Cruel Valentine. This interactive workshop will focus on claiming and reclaiming sexuality with an emphasis on consent and pleasure. This event is co-sponsored by SHAPE, the Women's Center, CARE, and the Office of Equity. 
    View the event flyer.
  • For accommodations, contact Sarah Brown at sarah.brown3@northwestern.edu
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 6pm-7pm: A World Where Being Vulnerable IS Being Masculine
  • Click A World Where Being Vulnerable is Being Masculine link to register 
  • Come and join Masculinity, Allyship, Reflection, Solidarity (MARS) and the Center for Awareness, Response, and Education (CARE) to explore how vulnerability is not only vital to understanding masculinity, but also a key component of violence prevention and allyship. We will be gathering virtually to watch through content related to this year's SAAM theme and later discussing our experiences together in a larger group. If you're someone interested in investigating the intersection of vulnerability and masculinity, register here or e-mail lucasvimeolive2022@u.northwestern.edu to learn more. 
    View the event flyer.
  • For accommodations, contact Saed Hill at saed.hill@northwestern.edu
Thursday, April 23, 2021 6pm-7pm: Queer Wellness Series, SAAM Edition: Bodywork as a Healing Practice
  • Click Queer Wellness Series link to register 
  • Please join us for a workshop and conversation with Tristen-Moon (she/her/hers), a body- and sound-worker who will share insights from her experience supporting survivors through body-rooted healing practices. This event is co-sponsored by MSA and the Office of Equity. 
    View the event flyer.
  • For accommodations, contact Kate Harrington-Rosen at kate@northwestern.edu

 
Learn more about Sexual Assault Awareness Month 

 
The Office of Equity is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all events and programs that we organize. Accommodations such as sign language interpreters, live captioning, and presentation materials in alternate formats are provided upon request. Please see the accommodations statement on each individual event page for information about who to contact to request accommodations. Every reasonable effort will be made to implement accommodations in an effective and timely manner.