Sexual Assault Awareness Month @ Tulane Campus Health, New Orleans [from 1 to 30 April]

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

1 - 30
09:00 - 20:00

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Tulane Campus Health
6823 St. Charles Avenue, Building, 92, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118
The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities on how to prevent it. The 2018 theme of SAAM is “Embrace Your Voice” to inform individuals on how they can use their words to promote safety, respect, and equality to stop sexual violence before it happens.
Tulane campus partners and student organizations are hosting a variety of events throughout the month in support of this effort.

April 5
Not Your Average Sex Talk with Lex Loro and Emmett Patterson
6:30pm — 8:30pm
LBC, Qatar Ballroom

Not Your Average Sex Talk (NYAST) is a peer-to-peer health advocacy network that uses a social justice framework to discuss sex and intimacy in ways that are often neglected in traditional sex education settings. Understanding that there is no universal, comprehensive sex ed. curriculum, NYAST aims to: disperse specific and medically-accurate sexual health information, facilitate discussions beyond heteronormative sexual intercourse, and address how homo/bi/transphobia, ableism, and racism intertwine with attraction and intimacy. Lex and Emmett’s community-driven approach to youth sexual education aims to empower a new generation of leaders to take control of their health and the health of their communities.

Postcards from Over the Edge
Rogers Memorial Chapel

Postcards from Over the Edge is an original theatrical work that illustrates the historical real-life struggles related to the sale of sex in Louisiana. This staged reading, which begins in pre-Storyville, circa 1890, and concludes in contemporary times explores how this criminalization disproportionately impacts the LBGTQ community and people of color. Sponsored by Office for Gender & Sexual Diversity, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program, Center for Academic Equity, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Gender Exploration Society, Queer Student Alliance, and the Gender & Sexuality Advisory Council.

Title IX FAQ
LBC, Qatar Ballroom

Have questions about how Tulane responds to sexual violence? Let's talk about it. Meredith Smith, the Title IX Coordinator, will walk through the different processes around reporting and resources on campus and take your questions. This is the first of what will become a regular series of Title IX Q&As for the community!

April 9 — 13
Join SAPHE in celebrating Health Relationships Week

Monday April 9 from 10am — 2pm
Come to the LBC to see t-shirts hanging up for Project Clothesline. These t-shirts have messages about sexual violence to stop the silence. Come write a note for survivors that will be posted on a whiteboard by the hanging t-shirts.

Tuesday April 10 from 8pm -10pm
Acapella concert in City Diner! Let's come together to celebrate healthy relationships through musical expression.

Wednesday April 11 from 10am — 2pm
Come to McAlister to get free Healthy Relationships Week t-shirts and talk about what healthy relationships mean to you.

Thursday April 12 from 9:30am — 2pm
Join many organizations from campus for a Pocket Park take over to celebrate healthy relationships!

Friday April 13 from 10am — 2pm
Join us in front of the LBC for a photo project centered around what healthy relationships look like to all of us here at Tulane.

April 11
Sarah DeGue: Sexual Assault Prevention from a Public Health Perspective
Anna Many Lounge

Sarah DeGue, Ph.D. is a Senior Health Scientist in the Research and Evaluation Branch of CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention (DVP). Dr. DeGue's primary research interests concern perpetrators and victims of interpersonal violence, with an emphasis on sexual violence.

April 18 and 23
Wave of Change Expert Panel Visits
Time and locations of public forums TBD

The Tulane University panel of outside experts gathers some of the nation’s leading thinkers in campus sexual assault prevention to develop a comprehensive understanding of sexual violence at Tulane and suggest innovative approaches to education and prevention.

Visit for more details on opportunities to meet and speak with our panel of experts.

April 20-22
Hers, Theirs, Ours
Kendall Cram

Hers, Theirs, Ours is Tulane University's fully original production that replaced the Vagina Monologues in 2016! We hope to create conversation about what it means to experience gender-based violence as women and non-binary & gender non-conforming folks, to open up this conversation to those who have been denied access to the Vagina Monologues community on basis of gender, and to acknowledge that all experiences of gendered oppression cannot and should not be homogenized across class, race, ability, and various other identities.

April 25
Denim Day

Show your support for survivors of sexual assault by wearing jeans on this day to call for an end to myths surrounding survivors of sexual violence.

One Wave Workshops
Ongoing throughout the month of April, sign up for a One Wave bystander intervention training.

One Wave workshops are 1-hour peer-led conversations that provide foundational knowledge and skills on how each of us can help keep our peers and communities safe from sexual violence. After this training you will be able to recognize potential moments of harm, acknowledge barriers that stop us from acting, and identify realistic ways to intervene.
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