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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, don’t miss these events

04.05.2016 | By: Texas Wesleyan University

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) across the nation and at Texas Wesleyan University.

The Office of Student Life, together with several student organizations, is working to educate and empower students to put a stop to sexual violence, particularly on a college campus.

Check out the on-campus events listed below and mark your calendars. Your participation helps to prevent sexual assault through education and awareness. 

1) Adulting 101: What is making out?

Join the Office of Student Life for a discussion-based event, structured so students can ask anonymous questions to promote open and honest dialogue.

  • Tuesday, April 5
  • 6 p.m.
  • Stella Hall

2) The "Not Asking For It" Fashion Show

This fashion show is focused on educating students about consent. At the end of the fashion show, a Q&A with the participants and audience will address consent, rape culture, victim blaming, and how pop culture and media play a role.

  • Thursday, April 14
  • 6 p.m.
  • Baker Building

3) Sex Crimes Expert Panel

Panelists include a sexual abuse survivor, forensic sexual assault nurse examiner, non-profit director, Fort Worth Police Officer and Texas Wesleyan faculty member.

  • Thursday, April 21*
  • 12:15 – 1 p.m. (Free period)*
  • *tentative time and date
  • Location: TBD

4) Community Awareness Fair

Awareness event on the campus mall to promote last year’s President’s Proclamation to continue Sexual Assault Awareness education. Campus organizations will host tables with information and activities for students.

  • Tuesday, April 26
  • 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Campus mall

Questions? Contact Eugene Frier, assistant dean of students for student engagement, in Student Life.

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