Thank you so much to everyone who came out for the SARVA Month events! Your passion and dedication to the cause of eliminating violence from the UW campus is powerful and meaningful. We appreciate how the community came together in stood in solidarity with each other throughout this month.
As for a few wrap-up things, if you recorded your time with us at the 5k Run/Walk, it should be listed here. Pictures from some SARVA Month events can be found here, and pictures from the 5k will be posted on our Facebook page shortly. Our next event will be a screening of The Invisible War, a documentary about sexual assault in the US military. The screening will take place on 5/21 at 5:30pm in Savery 260 on the UW Seattle campus, and you can RSVP on Facebook here. We hope to see you there!
Thank you once again for joining us in the fight against sexual assault and relationship violence.
Join us for a viewing of The Invisible War as we learn about the harsh reality of sexual assault taking place in the military. The Oscar-nominated documentary follows the candid experiences of women who have been sexually assaulted in the military. The screening will be followed by a panel to discuss the issues brought up in the film and what can done to rectify the problems.
This film screening is free and open to the public.
RSVP on Facebook here. The Facebook event page also includes accessibility information.
Job applications for SARVA are now open! If you’re curious, head over to jobs.asuw.org for job descriptions and applications. The other ASUW entities are also hiring, so be sure to check out those job listings too!
We are currently looking for volunteers to help us make the SARVA 5k Run/Walk a success. Volunteer duties include timing runners, directing runners around the corners of the route, collecting donations for Lifewire, signing in participants, and passing out t-shirts to participants. Each volunteer will get a free t-shirt and free food! Some volunteer duties will allow you to participate in the 5k and others will not, so please let us know if you would like to do the run as well as volunteer and we will try to find a position that works.
Please register to be a 5k volunteer here
If you would prefer to participate in the run/walk without volunteering, please register here
Please pass on these links to anyone who may be interested! The 5k is open to all students and community members, and it’s always more fun with more people there!
Our friends at Third Wave Feminists are organizing Ask a Feminist Day, an event to promote knowledge about the feminist movement and dispel misconceptions. The event will include a panel discussion during which feminists from all walks of the movement will speak from their unique perspectives and answer questions from the audience. 3WF asks everyone to invite their friends and family, those curious about feminism, and anyone who wants to learn about this subject!
RSVP to the Facebook event here. Accessibility information can also be found on the event page. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
Today, April 3rd, is the second annual International Day Against Victim-Blaming. This day exists as a way of fighting rape culture, supporting survivors of violence, and taking a stand against victim-blaming. Here’s a few ways you can show your support today:
1. Change your profile picture! This simple action can be a great way to lead by example, showing any people you know who have victim-blamed that their actions are not okay. Doing this can also show the survivors in your life that you are a safe person to talk to if they ever need support.
2. Tweet about the day with the tags #Apr3, #IDAVB, and #EndVictimBlaming. Let the world know why you are against victim-blaming!
3. Check out the events we have planned for SARVA Month and invite your friends! Help us raise awareness about sexual assault and relationship violence, promote consent and healthy relationships, and fight against rape culture at the University of Washington.
4. Remember that every day should be a day against victim-blaming. No matter what day it is, make sure you believe survivors when they come forward and tell anyone who victim-blames that their statements are not welcome.
We are so excited to announce SARVA MONTH 2013!!
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. In honor of this, every April SARVA continues the campaign against violence with Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Activism Month! This year, SARVA Month includes:
- The Clothesline Project
- Kink 101: Consent and Safe Exploration
- Moregasm: Babeland Workshop
- The Relationship Skills Class
- Silent Witness
- Take Back the Night
- Green Dot Bystander Training
- SARVA 5k Run/Walk
Check out this link for more information! ♥
Tomorrow, March 7th, API Chaya will hold their 18th annual vigil to honor and remember those who have lost their lives to domestic and sexual violence. More details can be found here. We greatly encourage you all to participate in this powerful and meaningful event.
Please join us for an important play called Women of Sand / Mujeres de Arena.
The play is built around four dramatic monologues by women who have been impacted by the femicide in Ciudad Juarez. The monologues are framed by “choral readings” that challenge the civic leaders to act on them and highlight both the economic and sexist roots underlying the situation. It has been performed in 20 countries and in 15 languages.
The women are drawn to border cities where US-based corporations have built thousands of “maquiladoras” (factories and sweatshops) to earn money to send home to their families. Isolated from family and friends, they work long hours and often live miles away in shanty towns on the outskirts of the cities. Some are indigenous and may not even speak Spanish. This situation leaves them vulnerable to the kind of abuse and murder that the play presents.
More details about the time and location can be found here.
Three of ASUW’s biggest events of the year are put on as part of Bodies in Communities Month by our Student Health Consortium, SARVA, Arts and Entertainment, the Queer Student Commission, Women’s Action Commission and many more. Check it out!!
The __________ Monologues: February 14th-16th, 2013 (and check out the rad promo video!)
The Everybody Every Body Fashion Show: February 28th, 2013
The Drag Show: March 1st, 2013