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!
Note: This information is regarding SARVA Month 2013. When 2014′s information is available, it will be posted here.
The Clothesline Project
April 15-19 // Haggett, Hansee, McCarty, McMahon, Poplar, & Terry
The Clothesline Project allows students to make their feelings about sexual assault and relationship violence heard by writing their thoughts on items of clothing. This clothing will be displayed in various residence halls.
Kink 101: Consent and Safe Exploration
April 16 // 5:30pm // Denny 216 // FB Event
Curious about BDSM? Passionate about consent? Come to Kink 101, a workshop organized by the Campus Coalition for Sexual Literacy and led by Allena Gabosch, the co-founder and director of the Center for Sex Positive Culture! In this workshop we will explore consent, boundaries, and safety using the approach of BDSM and kink, as well as giving an introduction to kink. Curious newcomers, experienced kinksters, and consent-loving non-kinky folks will all find something for them in this workshop.
Moregasm: Babeland Workshop
April 19 // 6-7pm // Savery 264 // FB Event
This workshop covers boundary setting, communication during, before, and after sex, incorporating safer sex in a fun and confident way, and general sex tips. Join SARVA, Planned Parenthood Votes, and Babeland to learn how to be a better partner and get what you want out of sex!
The Relationship Skills Class
April 22 and 29 // 5:30-8:30pm // HUB 337 // FB Event
Get the skills you need for the relationships you want! This class is open to all queer students and allies. Topics include: identifying cultural norms and values, accountability, naming and setting boundaries, strengthening support networks, and more! Facilitated by the Northwest Network. Email email@example.com to register.
April 22-26 // HUB Walkways
Silent Witness honors those who did not survive sexual assault or relationship violence by displaying their stories on silhouettes.
Take Back the Night
April 25 // 7pm // Ethnic Cultural Theater // FB Event
Join us for a powerful evening to commemorate survivors of sexual assault and relationship violence. Take Back the Night is an open mic during which people may share their own stories and feelings about violence. A moment of silence will close the event.
Green Dot Bystander Training
April 27 // 10am-4pm // Alder 107
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. Register online here!
SARVA 5k Run/Walk
May 5 // 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 complimentary t-shirt. Food, beverages, and prizes will also be available. 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. Register online here!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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, Hansee, HUB, McCarty, McMahon, Poplar, 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 director at email@example.com.
Want to get involved?
- stop by the SARVA office, HUB 131C
- email us at firstname.lastname@example.org