The month of April is nationally recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The Sexual Violence Prevention and Education team collaborates with campus and community partners to create a month full of educational and interactive ways to address sexual violence. The last week of the month, Sexual Violence Prevention Week, focuses on prevention programming and features Take Back the Night. Check out ways to get involved below!

We know that talking about sexual assault can cause heightened emotions; if you need a quiet place to decompress and recenter, the Duck Nest is available to students during its regular office hours. If you need support, please contact the University Counseling and Testing Center or visit safe.uoregon.edu.

Apr 5
Alliance for Sexual Assault Prevention Open Housenoon

Come and kick off Sexual Assault Awareness Month with the Alliance for Sexual Assault Prevention, UO's longest-standing group of students, administrators, and faculty committed to...
April 5 noon–12:50 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Lease Crutcher Lewis Room

Come and kick off Sexual Assault Awareness Month with the Alliance for Sexual Assault Prevention, UO's longest-standing group of students, administrators, and faculty committed to ending sexual assault. Meet other activists, scholars, and student support staff, enjoy refreshments, and learn about all the events that will be happening in April!

Apr 7
One Love Lacrosse Game1:00 p.m.

Women's LAX players are dedicating their 4/7 game against USC to the One Love Foundation.
April 7 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Pape Field

Women's LAX players are dedicating their 4/7 game against USC to the One Love Foundation.

Apr 10
3250 Display11:00 a.m.

One in five women and one in sixteen men experience sexual violence while in college. If we look at these ratios at the University of Oregon, that means that, statistically, 3250...
April 10–12
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Lobby

One in five women and one in sixteen men experience sexual violence while in college. If we look at these ratios at the University of Oregon, that means that, statistically, 3250 people will be sexually assaulted during their time at UO. From April 10 to April 12, Fraternity and Sorority Life invites all UO community members to come reflect on this statistic and share commitments to reducing the number of people impacted by sexual violence.

Apr 11
3250 Display11:00 a.m.

One in five women and one in sixteen men experience sexual violence while in college. If we look at these ratios at the University of Oregon, that means that, statistically, 3250...
April 10–12
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Lobby

One in five women and one in sixteen men experience sexual violence while in college. If we look at these ratios at the University of Oregon, that means that, statistically, 3250 people will be sexually assaulted during their time at UO. From April 10 to April 12, Fraternity and Sorority Life invites all UO community members to come reflect on this statistic and share commitments to reducing the number of people impacted by sexual violence.

Apr 11
Wanna Help UO Get Explicit?4:00 p.m.

Come talk with Sexual Violence Prevention and Education about how you can be a part of the largest sexual violence prevention program at UO, how you can help new UO students have...
April 11 4:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Ford Alumni Center, 202

Come talk with Sexual Violence Prevention and Education about how you can be a part of the largest sexual violence prevention program at UO, how you can help new UO students have safe and healthy relationships, and how you can make a little money at the same time.

Apr 12
3250 Display11:00 a.m.

One in five women and one in sixteen men experience sexual violence while in college. If we look at these ratios at the University of Oregon, that means that, statistically, 3250...
April 10–12
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Lobby

One in five women and one in sixteen men experience sexual violence while in college. If we look at these ratios at the University of Oregon, that means that, statistically, 3250 people will be sexually assaulted during their time at UO. From April 10 to April 12, Fraternity and Sorority Life invites all UO community members to come reflect on this statistic and share commitments to reducing the number of people impacted by sexual violence.

Apr 12
“She Was a Prostitute”: Trace, Race, and Place in Milwaukee’s Sexual Assault Adjudication2:00 p.m.

Professor Sameena Mulla demonstrates the complicated ways in which attorneys participating in sexual assault adjudication depend upon both the presence and absence of evidence to...
April 12 2:00 p.m.–3:35 p.m.
Gerlinger Hall, Gerlinger Lounge

Professor Sameena Mulla demonstrates the complicated ways in which attorneys participating in sexual assault adjudication depend upon both the presence and absence of evidence to build their cases. The presentation argues that absence is as palpable and compelling as presence: who speaks, who does not and what is left unsaid are often central to the practices of the trial. This stands in stark contrast to the public imaginary of material evidence that is legible, determinate, and scientifically infallible. In reality, such evidence exists only in the realm of science fiction. It is the human voice and practices of testimony that centrally figure in adjudication outcomes, even in an era in which forensic evidence is commonly available. Interpreting absences and silences require attorneys to turn jurors towards the normative and familiar, often taking an adversarial posture toward the narrative of the victim-witness.

Apr 17
This is a Conversation, Not an Observation: An Art Gallery9:00 a.m.

Presented by Combined Culture. Communication is lacking in multiple regards in terms of life. Together, we can reach an answer. We present this interactive experience for those...
April 17 9:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Redwood Auditorium

Presented by Combined Culture.

Communication is lacking in multiple regards in terms of life. Together, we can reach an answer. We present this interactive experience for those with an opinion that needs to be heard.

(This is a gallery inviting participants to discuss sexual violence).

Apr 17
Meet Title IXnoon

Come and enjoy coffee and cookies with the professional staff supporting students through Title IX.
April 17 noon–1:30 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Diamond Lake Room

Come and enjoy coffee and cookies with the professional staff supporting students through Title IX.

Apr 17
Hunting Ground Screening7:00 p.m.

Hosted by University Athletics
April 17 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
John E. Jaqua Academic Center for Student Athletes, Jaqua 101

Hosted by University Athletics

Apr 18
Breaking Silence10:00 a.m.

Presented by the Panhellenic Council Experience the brave voices of those who survived interpersonal violence. Walk in their shoes and discover their journey of survival and...
April 18–20
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), EMU Ballroom #244

Presented by the Panhellenic Council

Experience the brave voices of those who survived interpersonal violence. Walk in their shoes and discover their journey of survival and healing.

Apr 19
Take Back the Night Bake Sale8:00 a.m.

Come and support the Take Back the Night Rally—and enjoy some baked goods while you're at it. Some gluten-free options will be available; come early before we run out of treats!
April 19–26
The Duck Store

Come and support the Take Back the Night Rally—and enjoy some baked goods while you're at it. Some gluten-free options will be available; come early before we run out of treats!

Apr 19
Breaking Silence10:00 a.m.

Presented by the Panhellenic Council Experience the brave voices of those who survived interpersonal violence. Walk in their shoes and discover their journey of survival and...
April 18–20
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), EMU Ballroom #244

Presented by the Panhellenic Council

Experience the brave voices of those who survived interpersonal violence. Walk in their shoes and discover their journey of survival and healing.

Apr 20
Breaking Silence10:00 a.m.

Presented by the Panhellenic Council Experience the brave voices of those who survived interpersonal violence. Walk in their shoes and discover their journey of survival and...
April 18–20
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), EMU Ballroom #244

Presented by the Panhellenic Council

Experience the brave voices of those who survived interpersonal violence. Walk in their shoes and discover their journey of survival and healing.

Apr 20
The Power of No in an Intercultural Context4:00 p.m.

Explore and discuss various types of relationships and boundary-setting in an intercultural context. We will explore what "no" means in your culture, how to navigate uncomfortable...
April 20 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Miller Room

Explore and discuss various types of relationships and boundary-setting
in an intercultural context. We will explore what "no" means in your
culture, how to navigate uncomfortable situations, and have healthy
communication in relationships.

Apr 20
Sex Toy Bingo6:30 p.m.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and the UO Organization Against Sexual Assault and University of Oregon's Students for Choice are bringing you the sexiest game of bingo...
April 20 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Falling Sky Pizzeria

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and the UO Organization Against Sexual Assault and University of Oregon's Students for Choice are bringing you the sexiest game of bingo you've ever played! Join us as we have a little fun for a great cause -- all proceeds will go to Sexual Assault Support Services to support their incredible work in Eugene and Lane County!

At the end of each round, winners will have their pick of a HUGE selection of amazing prizes like gender-neutral sex toys, lubes, books, zines, and more. Plus, we'll have free samples, stickers, and discount coupons for you to pick up on your way out. Entry costs only $2 per bingo game card; the more cards you buy, the better your chances of winning! And while you play, enjoy some pizza and beer, available for purchase from our friends at Falling Sky.

Apr 21
Bridging the Gap: Interpersonal Violence Research Symposiumnoon

The Bridging the Gap Across Disciplines: Interpersonal Violence Symposium convenes individuals from the University of Oregon in our roles as researchers, students, and staff...
April 21 noon–3:00 p.m.
Global Scholars Hall, GSH Great Room

The Bridging the Gap Across Disciplines: Interpersonal Violence Symposium convenes individuals from the University of Oregon in our roles as researchers, students, and staff members in psychology and related fields, to inform and inspire work to reduce intimate partner violence in research, practice, and advocacy.

Apr 22
DisOrient 2017: Cocktail Party3:15 p.m.

About the film: When the daughter of a Japanese businessman in Okinawa charges that a U.S. serviceman assaulted her, the serviceman claims the encounter was entirely consensual....
April 22 3:15 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Bijou Art Cinemas

About the film:

When the daughter of a Japanese businessman in Okinawa charges that a U.S. serviceman assaulted her, the serviceman claims the encounter was entirely consensual. The ensuing civil and military investigations bring to light persistent resentment going back many years on both sides about the human toll of accommodating long-term military occupation.

Apr 24
Sex Workers' Rights: Ending Violence Through Education and Allyship6:00 p.m.

Sex Workers' Rights. The ASUO Men's Center is proud to present this lecture on sex workers' rights. All too often sex work is heavily stigmatized and vilified. There are plenty...
April 24 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Lillis Business Complex, 185

Sex Workers' Rights.

The ASUO Men's Center is proud to present this lecture on sex workers' rights. All too often sex work is heavily stigmatized and vilified. There are plenty of narratives out there about sex work, but what's the truth?

Come join us and learn from Jen Donovan. She is a former sex worker, with a degree in Women and Gender Studies and Family Therapy. She is a brilliant speaker and knowledgeable resource.

This event is open to all of the UO community and of course is 100% FREE.

Apr 24
Unraveling Our Relationship to Sex and Self: An Open Dialogue6:00 p.m.

Join other University of Oregon students for a Sex Cafe dialogue about how our relationships to sex and to ourselves are implicated in issues of sexualized violence.
April 24 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Lease Crutcher Lewis Room

Join other University of Oregon students for a Sex Cafe dialogue about how our relationships to sex and to ourselves are implicated in issues of sexualized violence.

Apr 25
Body Talk: Workshop, Dinner, and Performance5:00 p.m.

Co-hosted by the Wesley Center and Empower UO, in collaboration with Dance Oregon In observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and National Dance Week (April 24-30) Come for...
April 25 5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
UO Wesley Center

Co-hosted by the Wesley Center and Empower UO, in collaboration with Dance Oregon

In observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and National Dance Week (April 24-30)

Come for one event or stay for all three! Free and open to the public.

5-6PM: Yes/Know Movement Workshop. Explore the nuances of giving and receiving consent through touch, led by an artist from DanceAbility International, a Eugene-based dance company that seeks to dissolve barriers and connect people with and without disabilities through dance and movement. Participants will experience simple yet powerful moments of self-expression and practice responding to acceptance/rejection through bodily contact. All are welcome—no dance experience required!

6-7PM: Free dinner provided by the Wesley Center. Gluten-free and vegetarian options available.

7-8PM: Body Talk Performance. Local choreographers—undergraduates, faculty members and local artists—present short dance works that address themes of femininity, masculinity, sexuality and sexual violence.

Apr 25
One Love De-escalation Workshop7:00 p.m.

Hosted by University Athletics Join Athletics and the One Love Foundation for a workshop on how to recognize the signs of domestic violence and how to de-escalate conflicts...
April 25 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
John E. Jaqua Academic Center for Student Athletes, Jaqua 101

Hosted by University Athletics

Join Athletics and the One Love Foundation for a workshop on how to recognize the signs of domestic violence and how to de-escalate conflicts between romantic partners before they become violent.

Apr 26
Denim Day 201712:00 a.m.

In the 1990s, the Italian Supreme Court overturned a rape conviction because of the victim's tight jeans. The next day, women of the Italian parliament began wearing jeans to work...
April 26 12:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

In the 1990s, the Italian Supreme Court overturned a rape conviction because of the victim's tight jeans. The next day, women of the Italian parliament began wearing jeans to work to protest the verdict. Since 1999, people all over the world have worn denim on Denim Day to protest the misconceptions that keep survivors of sexual violence from healing and from justice.

Apr 26
Take Back the Night Bake Sale8:00 a.m.

Come and support the Take Back the Night Rally—and enjoy some baked goods while you're at it. Some gluten-free options will be available; come early before we run out of treats!
April 19–26
The Duck Store

Come and support the Take Back the Night Rally—and enjoy some baked goods while you're at it. Some gluten-free options will be available; come early before we run out of treats!

Apr 26
Sexy Sundaesnoon

Hosted by Fraternity and Sorority Life: Come learn about how giving and getting consent can be fun, enjoyable, and sexy for everyone involved. With ice cream. The event starts at...
April 26 noon–3:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Lease Crutcher Lewis Room 023

Hosted by Fraternity and Sorority Life:

Come learn about how giving and getting consent can be fun, enjoyable, and sexy for everyone involved. With ice cream. The event starts at 1pm and ends when the ice cream's gone; don't miss out!

Apr 27
Take Back The Night Rally5:00 p.m.

Take Back The Night is a yearly international protest aimed at raising awareness about the realities of sexual violence on campus and in the community, both for survivors of...
April 27 5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Amphitheater

Take Back The Night is a yearly international protest aimed at raising awareness about the realities of sexual violence on campus and in the community, both for survivors of sexual violence and those who want to support and bear witness in solidarity. Take Back The Night is a survivor-centered event that begins with a rally in the EMU Amphitheater, continues as a march through the streets of Eugene and ends with a speak-out off campus – during which survivors of sexual assault and their allies can share personal stories of how sexual violence has impacted their lives.