SARVA Month

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!

 

Asexuality & Consent

April 10th // 4:30 – 6:00 pm // Savery 162 // FB Event

Join us for a discussion about consent and asexual identities! We will have some students sharing their experiences as well as Jen Self from the Q Center moderating. Folks from all backgrounds and identities are encouraged to come and find out more!

 

Sex Worker Q&A

April 15th // 6:30 – 8:00 pm // Savery 131 // FB Event

Ever wondered about the realities of sex work? Campus Coalition for Sexual Literacy (CCSL) and SARVA have partnered to bring sex workers to UW for a panel and Q&A to answer any questions you might have!

 

Take Back the Night

April 17th // 7:00 – 9:00 pm // Ethnic Cultural Theater // FB Event 

Take Back the Night is a powerful open mic to commemorate victims and survivors of sexual assault and relationship Violence. This event will comprise of poets and speakers and transition into an open mic where anyone is welcome to share their stories and feelings. The night will end with a moment of silence.

 

Self Worth Fair

April 22nd // 12:30 – 3:30pm // HUB 340 // FB Event

Let’s celebrate ourselves! Join SARVA for a day of positivity and self care where we will watch fun youtube videos, discuss feminist related topics, make crafts and learn about upcoming SARVA events!

 

Alternatives to Rape Culture

April 24th // 6:30 – 8:00 pm // Savery 139 //  FB Event

Ever wondered what an alternative to rape culture is? A group of experts from various organizations have been brought together to discuss just that. We will be discussing together what these alternatives might look like and constructive steps towards this positive cultural shifts.

 

Green Dot Bystander Training

Parts I & II: April 27th OR 30th // 4:30 – 7:30 pm

Parts III & IV: May 3rd // 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

A Green Dot is any action that combats sexual assault and relationship violence. At the Green Dot Bystander Training, you will learn how to reduce the risk of violence in the moment, support survivors, and create a culture less tolerant of violence. Get more information here!

 

SARVA 5k Run/Walk

May 4 // 8am // Rainier Vista // FB Event

Join us for a 5k run/walk to raise awareness about sexual assault and relationship violence. All participants will receive a promotional t-shirt. There will also be beverages, food, and the chance to win prizes! Be sure to bring your friends, family, and fellow Huskies! There is no entry fee, but we strongly recommend bringing a donation for Lifewire, a local domestic violence shelter.

You can register to participate in the 5k here.

If you’re interested in volunteering for the 5k, please fill out this survey.

 

Details & Accessibility

  • All events are free, and all events but the Green Dot Bystander Training are open to community members as well as students.
  • Ask for permission before engaging in physical contact with other event attendees.
  • If other event attendees disclose personal information, obtain their explicit permission before talking about this information outside of the event space.
  • SARVA will not be taking photographs unless explicit consent has been received from those in the pictures, and we ask that event attendees also do not take photographs without obtaining consent from those they are photographing. We ask that there be no flash photography at these events.
  • The topics covered at these events may be potentially triggering for survivors of sexual assault, relationship violence, and/or other forms of power-based violence. Please be mindful of your own mental health when choosing to attend these events–your safety is most important. If you have additional triggers and want to ask if content related to these triggers will be present at these events, please contact the SARVA director at asuwdsa@uw.edu.
  • Do not assume how other event attendees identify.
  • Do not assume the pronouns used by other event attendees. If you do not know the pronouns a person uses, ask them.
  • Gender neutral bathrooms can be found in Savery, McCarty in the lobby area on the first floor, and the HUB on the third floor. The other buildings SARVA Month events will be taking place in do not have gender neutral bathrooms.
  • Information about wheelchair accessibility can be found at the following links: Denny, Ethnic Cultural Theater, Haggett, HanseeHUB, McCarty, McMahonPoplar, Savery.
  • These event spaces are not kept scent-free, but we ask that event attendees do not wear scented/fragranced products (e.g. perfume, hair products) or essential oils the days of the events in order to make the events accessible to those with chemical injury or multiple chemical sensitivity. We ask that smokers also store their coats/outer clothing that is regularly exposed to smoke outside the event spaces if possible.
  • Unfortunately, there will not be ASL or non-English language interpretation.
  • Childcare services will not be provided.
  • The University of Washington can be reached on multiple bus routes. This link can help you locate which route may work for you.
  • Parking is available at multiple locations on the University of Washington campus. Details can be found here.
  • If you have a question about details or accessibility that was not covered here, please contact the SARVA assistant director at asuwadsa@uw.edu.

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