April is nationally recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) which is symbolized by a teal ribbon, representing our commitment to supporting survivors. During 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 the spectrum of violence; this includes sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating or domestic violence, gender-based harassment, and stalking.

In order to promote social distancing to protect our community by limiting the spread of COVID-19, SAAM events have transitioned to online delivery and digital means of connecting with each other.

Social distancing does not mean that you are alone. We are here for you. Preventing sexual violence requires all of us, especially now. The information below details how you can get involved and how to access the various on-campus supports you deserve.

We believe that SAAM is a critical opportunity to not only demonstrate our unwavering solidarity with survivors, but to be agents of change, working to create a campus culture that fosters healthy relationships, demonstrates care and support, puts consent into practice, and takes action to prevent instances of sexual violence. We are committed to providing programming and outreach that is survivor centered, trauma informed, culturally salient, community specific, and student driven.

Our calendar will be updated as more events take shape, so please keep checking back throughout April. Also, don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay connected with all our initiatives throughout the year.

We recognize that support is an important part of healing and navigating this work together as a community. Please consider connecting with Crisis Intervention and Sexual Violence Support Services, University Counseling Services, the SAFE website, or call the SAFE Hotline at 541-346-SAFE (7233). 

SAAM Events 2021

Apr 7
SAFE Night Out Connector10:00 a.m.

The SAFE Bar Network's Haleigh Harrold and Christiana Kaviani from RISE SLO are cohosing the SAFE Night Out Connector. Connect with people working to prevent sexual violence...
April 7 10:00 a.m.

The SAFE Bar Network's Haleigh Harrold and Christiana Kaviani from RISE SLO are cohosing the SAFE Night Out Connector. Connect with people working to prevent sexual violence in communities across the country for a conversation. Join us Wednesday, April 7th at 10 AM PST, 12 noon CST, or 1 PM EST. Email Haleigh Harrold at hharrold@safebarnetwork.org for the Zoom link and calendar invite. 

Apr 7
Official SAAM Launchnoon

"To access the virtual zoom links, please click on the yellow button named "Join Stream". Which can be found in the top right corner when you click on the event...
April 7 noon


"To access the virtual zoom links, please click on the yellow button named "Join Stream". Which can be found in the top right corner when you click on the event to pull up the complete details."

 

Join us for our very first SAAM event of the month! The Alliance for Sexual Assault Prevention (ASAP) will give you a one-stop guide to the programming we have planned for this month. Get excited because there are so many empowering events and activities to look forward to as we continue in our mission to end sexual assault in all forms. 

Apr 7
Sexual Violence Prevention Policy and Activism First Meeting/Info Session6:00 p.m.

SVPPA's first meeting where we will introduce group members and provide information on our plan for the term! Please click on Join Stream to join the zoom meeting.
April 7–June 2

SVPPA's first meeting where we will introduce group members and provide information on our plan for the term! Please click on Join Stream to join the zoom meeting.

Apr 7
Sexual Violence Prevention Policy and Activism First Meeting/Info Session6:00 p.m.

Join SVPPA for our first meeting including introductions to our leadership team, what SVPPA bringing to UO's campus, and our plans for spring term! To access the zoom link,...
April 7–June 2

Join SVPPA for our first meeting including introductions to our leadership team, what SVPPA bringing to UO's campus, and our plans for spring term! To access the zoom link, please join us by clicking the yellow button called "join stream".

Apr 9
Sexual Citizens: A Conversation on Sex, Power, and Campus Sexual Assaultnoon

RSVP and get a FREE copy of the book! https://tinyurl.com/UOsexualcitizens "To access the virtual zoom links, please click on the yellow button named "Join...
April 9 noon–1:30 p.m.


RSVP and get a FREE copy of the book!

https://tinyurl.com/UOsexualcitizens

"To access the virtual zoom links, please click on the yellow button named "Join Stream". Which can be found in the top right corner when you click on the event to pull up the complete details."

As the Signature Event for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), The UO Men's Prevention Resource Center and Sexual Violence Prevention and Education are excited to host Dr. Shamus Khan and Dr. Jennifer Hirsch for a dynamic conversation about their groundbreaking research and book, Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus! 



Sexual Citizens transforms how we understand and address sexual assault. Through intimate portraits of life and sex among today’s college students, Hirsch and Khan present an entirely new way to understand sexual assault. Their insights transcend current debates about consent, predators in a “hunting ground,” or the dangers of hooking up. 



Sexual Citizens reveals the social ecosystem that makes sexual assault a predictable element of life on a college campus. The powerful concepts of sexual projects, sexual citizenship, and sexual geographies, provide a new language for understanding the forces that shape young people’s sexual relationships. The result transforms our understanding of sexual assault and provides a new roadmap for how to address it.

 

 

To check out other SAAM events, please lookout for the Teal SAAM banner on UO events and please visit: https://dos.uoregon.edu/svpe/saam

Apr 12
Sex Café: Conversations with Women6:00 p.m.

Sex Cafe is meant to give people a space to discuss the impact of gender and sexualization on relationships. This workshop wants to make available a space that is trauma-informed...
April 12–27

Sex Cafe is meant to give people a space to discuss the impact of gender and sexualization on relationships. This workshop wants to make available a space that is trauma-informed to facilitate productive conversations that address the societal messages girls receive about sex and gender and how those messages infiltrate our ability to communicate in our intimate relationships today as adults.

Apr 13
Sex Café: Conversations with Men6:00 p.m.

Sex Cafe is meant to give people a space to discuss the impact of gender and sexualization on relationships.  This workshop wants to make available a space that is...
April 13–26

Sex Cafe is meant to give people a space to discuss the impact of gender and sexualization on relationships.  This workshop wants to make available a space that is trauma-informed to facilitate productive conversations that address the societal messages boys receive about sex and gender and how those messages infiltrate our ability to communicate in our intimate relationships today as adults. 

 

Apr 13
Rehearsals for Life Workshop: FSL 7:00 p.m.

interactive bystander intervention workshop practicing interrupting oppressive and problematic behaviors. 
April 13 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

interactive bystander intervention workshop practicing interrupting oppressive and problematic behaviors. 

Apr 14
Addressing Anti-Asian Violence: ADPI Student Community Dialogue4:00 p.m.

To access the virtual zoom links, please click on the yellow button named "Join Stream". Which can be found in the top right corner when you click on the event to pull...
April 14 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

To access the virtual zoom links, please click on the yellow button named "Join Stream". Which can be found in the top right corner when you click on the event to pull up the complete details.

 

In light of the surge of anti-Asian violence including the recent shootings that occurred in Atlanta, the Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence (CMAE), University Counseling Services (UCS), and Sexual Violence Prevention & Education (SVPE) are offering a space to validate and name the racialized nature of these violent incidences. During a time we're remote, we wanted to provide a space for students to collectively express and process their fear, pain, and any other emotions that have arisen as a response to the escalated acts of xenophobic, Sinophobic and misogynistic violence towards our East and South-East Asian community members during the pandemic.

Mariko Lin and Bango Gancinia from University Counseling Services will be facilitating this group for all students that identify within the Asian, Desi, & Pacific Islander (ADPI) community. To center community building, this space is open to any students living in the Eugene/Springfield area, so we invite students from Lane Community College and Bushnell University to join us as well.

 

This event is a part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in April and Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) in May. For other SAAM events, please lookout for the Teal SAAM 2021 banner on UO events and visit saam.uoregon.edu. For APAHM events, please visit https://inclusion.uoregon.edu/apahm.

Apr 15
Supporting Survivors in the Era of #MeToo2:00 p.m.

As a part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, this workshop provides awareness of the prevalence of IPV and sexual assault.  It will also give an overview of coping,...
April 15 2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.

As a part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, this workshop provides awareness of the prevalence of IPV and sexual assault.  It will also give an overview of coping, resources, and ways individuals can receive or provide support. This workshop is free and open to UO students, faculty, and staff.

Apr 16
Creating Cultures of Consent1:00 p.m.

To access the virtual zoom links, please click on the yellow button named "Join Stream". Which can be found in the top right corner when you click on the event to pull...
April 16 1:00 p.m.

To access the virtual zoom links, please click on the yellow button named "Join Stream". Which can be found in the top right corner when you click on the event to pull up the complete details.

The Gender Equity Center invites you to join us in creating digital vision boards, or other kinds of artwork, envisioning communities and relationships where communication is open, power is shared, and we all take part in creating cultures of consent.

This event is a part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in April. For other SAAM events, please lookout for the Teal SAAM 2021 banner on UO events and visit saam.uoregon.edu.

Apr 20
Queering Healthy Relationships5:00 p.m.

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April 20 5:00 p.m.


To access the virtual zoom links, please click on the yellow button named "Join Stream". Which can be found in the top right corner when you click on the event to pull up the complete details.

 

More often than not, information about healthy relationships is centered around straight people; it can be challenging to find resources and information that make sense for LGBTQIA+ relationships. During this period of social distancing, many of us are separated from partners and queer family, and some of us are in physical environments that may not be affirming—or safe. These pressures make our connections with each other more important than ever, whether they’re happening in-person or digitally.


Join Drew and Ritu, queer mental health professionals and confidential advocates at UO, as they unpack the concept of a “healthy relationship” and explore how to develop relationships that work for queer people.

 


This event is a part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in April. For other SAAM events, please lookout for the Teal SAAM 2021 banner on UO events and visit saam.uoregon.edu.


Apr 21
Navigating Quarantine Chaos as a Survivor 6:00 p.m.

To access the virtual zoom links, please click on the yellow button named "Join Stream". Which can be found in the top right corner when you click on the event to pull...
April 21 6:00 p.m.

To access the virtual zoom links, please click on the yellow button named "Join Stream". Which can be found in the top right corner when you click on the event to pull up the complete details.

 

While the impact of the pandemic has disrupted all of our lives in one way or another, the effect of quarantine on individuals with marginalized identities and/or intersecting traumatic experiences is a little more complicated. Survivors of sexual violence have their own unique histories, circumstances, and needs related to their trauma, just as they have the same related to their unique identities. Using an intersectional and social-justice framework, we are offering a community space to discuss barriers to well-being and offer skills and strategies for coping through quarantine. We believe in the power of community and skill building and would love to engage in these conversations with you - join us!

This event is a part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in April. For other SAAM events, please lookout for the Teal SAAM 2021 banner on UO events and visit saam.uoregon.edu.

Apr 21
Sexual Violence Prevention Policy and Activism Club Meeting6:00 p.m.

Join us for our second meeting to talk about Title IX and Survivor Rights
April 21 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

Join us for our second meeting to talk about Title IX and Survivor Rights

Apr 22
Prevention Programs: Reflections on Engaging Students and Building a Campus Culture of Care11:00 a.m.

As the world transitioned to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, everything possible was shifted online. This included the University of Oregon's universal intervention, Get...
April 22 11:00 a.m.–noon

As the world transitioned to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, everything possible was shifted online. This included the University of Oregon's universal intervention, Get Explicit 101, focused on creating a healthy and respectful campus culture and ending sexual violence. Normally a 90-minute in-person workshop facilitated by approximately 60 facilitators, Get Explicit was transitioned onto Zoom in a 60-minute webinar and 30-minute breakout group format.

Throughout the process, the 60 facilitators were asked about their experiences. Their feedback served as the foundation of this presentation detailing their experience creating connections through online programming and the effect that their participation in Get Explicit had on their student and personal lives. Please join us as we explore what preventionists, supervisors, and students can take away from this ~unprecedented~ year of pandemic programming.

Apr 22
Processing Space for ADPI Community Members4:00 p.m.

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, there have been innumerable escalated acts of xenophobic, Sinophobic and misogynistic violence towards our East and South-East Asian community...
April 22 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, there have been innumerable escalated acts of xenophobic, Sinophobic and misogynistic violence towards our East and South-East Asian community members. In light of the shootings that occurred in Atlanta, when so few are publicly doing so, it’s important to validate and name the racialized and sexualized nature of this violent incident. Specifically, this has highlighted the nuance of how East & South-East Asian women experience harassment and sexual violence in USA. For a variety of reasons, it is understandable that folks are grieving, fearful, feeling alone among others. It is so important for us to come together – whether we are on-campus or not – as a community to support one another through these difficult times.

It is easy to feel alone and fearful; we believe community healing is integral to our individual growth and feelings of safety. It is especially important to center the experiences of our East and South-East Asian community members as we collectively address what effective racial justice work means here in the Eugene/Springfield area.

 

Thus, we are honoured to host Dr. Ron Miyaguchi, licensed psychologist, who will be facilitating a closed processing space which is open to any ADPI identifying individuals. Since this is online, anybody can participate and do not have to be affiliated with the University of Oregon or live in Lane County.

 

During May, we will be offering a follow-up open listening session with UO administrators and allies for those interested in attending and learning how to better support our ADPI community members. More details soon.

This event is a part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in April and Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) in May. For other SAAM events, please lookout for the Teal SAAM 2021 banner on UO events and visit https://dos.uoregon.edu/svpe/saam. For APAHM events, please visit https://inclusion.uoregon.edu/apahm.

Apr 22
Let’s Talk Title IX: Understanding Your Rights and Resources on Campus6:30 p.m.

Join us in conversation with a panel of experts about what the UO is doing to address sexual violence. Hosted by The Organization Against Sexual Assault (OASA), some topics we...
April 22 6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Join us in conversation with a panel of experts about what the UO is doing to address sexual violence. Hosted by The Organization Against Sexual Assault (OASA), some topics we will be discussing are, updates to Title IX regulations, resources and support services for survivors, what the process of making and managing a Title IX report looks like, and other questions the audience expresses interest in.


Our confirmed panelists include:

 

Nicole Commissiong, Title IX Coordinator & Associate Vice-President, Office of Investigations & Civil Rights Compliance

Kasia Mlynski, Staff Attorney, Student Survivor Legal Services

Dr. Jimmy Howard, Assistant Dean of Students for Prevention and Response

Jessica Haymaker-Parsons, Director, Crisis Intervention & Sexual Violence Support Services

 

To access the virtual zoom links, please click on the yellow button named "Join Stream". Which can be found in the top right corner when you click on the event to pull up the complete details.

 

Don't forget to save this Zoom link to join the webinar during the start time of the event: https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/97199942178?pwd=Vkl5REVwRmVLdzJ3WjdDV1dMemljZz09

 

This event is a part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in April. For other SAAM events, please lookout for the Teal SAAM 2021 banner on UO events and visit saam.uoregon.edu

Apr 26
Take Back The Night

Please join the UO Women’s Center April 26th-April 29th for “Take Back the Night 2021: A Remote Movement Against Sexual and Domestic Violence.” Take Back the...
April 26 2021– April 24 2025

Please join the UO Women’s Center April 26th-April 29th for “Take Back the Night 2021: A Remote Movement Against Sexual and Domestic Violence.”

Take Back the Night is a yearly international protest aimed at raising awareness about the realities of Sexual and Domestic Violence on campus and in the community, both for Survivors of Sexual and Domestic Violence and those who want to support and bear witness in solidarity.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, this year’s event will be entitled “Take Back the Night 2021: A Remote Movement Against Sexual and Domestic Violence.” Monday-Thursday we will host Take Back the Night Virtual Rally Speakers with pre-recorded videos on Microsoft Stream (a platform which requires a UO ID to log in and view - a precaution for the personal safety and cultural sensitivity of our Speakers).

Virtual Rally Speakers will be representing the Latinx, Black, Refugee, Native American/Indigenous, Disabled, Asian, and LGBTQIA+ Communities and more.

Links to individual Rally Speaker videos will be posted on the Women’s Center’s website https://blogs.uoregon.edu/women, our Instagram (@uo_womenscenter) and our Facebook (UO Women’s Center) at 6pm each night.

Following the final Virtual Rally Speaker on Thursday, April 29th (the original night of Take Back the Night) will be a TBTN Virtual March on YouTube.

*JOIN* Take Back the Night 2021 by submitting your Virtual March Posters to be featured in the Take Back the Night Virtual March slideshow on YouTube. Submit photos and sign UO Model Release Forms online via https://tinyurl.com/TBTNPoster2021. Deadline for submissions is April 26th  at 11:59 p.m.

For more information please contact Women’s Center Sexual Violence Prevention and Educator Coordinator, Kati Rodriguez, at SVPEWC@gmail.com or Women’s Center Director, Fatima Roohi Pervaiz, at fpervaiz@uoregon.edu

#TakeBackTheNight #SupportSurvivors #BelieveSurvivors #SAAM

Art by Kei Kort.

Apr 26
Explaining Title IX Reporting Options - Student Feedback Sessionnoon

You are invited to attend a feedback session to assist confidential advocates in understanding the best resource for students who are considering Title IX reporting. We are...
April 26 noon–1:30 p.m.
RSVP: Please email Jessica Haymaker-Parsons (cc-ed) jhaymake@uoregon.edu , Capacity: 10 People


You are invited to attend a feedback session to assist confidential advocates in understanding the best resource for students who are considering Title IX reporting. We are interested in students voices and perspectives as we recognize that many students struggle with whether reporting is the best option for them.  



  



Primarily, participants will be shown a draft resource flowchart and asked to consider its effectiveness in assisting survivors and student leaders in better understanding reporting options. Your feedback and thoughts will help confidential advocates determine if the visual will give student clearer expectations and feel more informed and supported through the reporting process.

 

 

Apr 27
Promoting Healthy Masculinities & Reducing Sexual Violence7:00 p.m.

Be a part of the solution! Let's join together to promote healthy masculinities and reduce sexual violence in our community! Join McKenzie River Men's Center and...
April 27 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.


Be a part of the solution! Let's join together to promote healthy masculinities and reduce sexual violence in our community! Join McKenzie River Men's Center and the Center for Community Counseling in conversations around sexual violence, upbringing, intersections of social identities and more in this two-hour workshop. We invite anyone who mentors boys and men; parents, educators, coaches, clergy, community members, mental health and health care providers.

To register for this free event use the following link: 
https://forms.gle/Qaisc3UvbRfSQBsG8

May 12
Addressing Anti-Asian Violence: ADPI Student Community Dialogue 4:00 p.m.

To access the virtual zoom links, please click on the yellow button named "Join Stream". Which can be found in the top right corner when you click on the event to pull...
May 12 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.


To access the virtual zoom links, please click on the yellow button named "Join Stream". Which can be found in the top right corner when you click on the event to pull up the complete details.

 

In light of the surge of anti-Asian violence including the recent shootings that occurred in Atlanta, the Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence (CMAE), University Counseling Services (UCS), and Sexual Violence Prevention & Education (SVPE) are offering a space to validate and name the racialized nature of these violent incidences. During a time we're remote, we wanted to provide a space for students to collectively express and process their fear, pain, and any other emotions that have arisen as a response to the escalated acts of xenophobic, Sinophobic and misogynistic violence towards our East and South-East Asian community members during the pandemic.

Mariko Lin and Bango Gancinia from University Counseling Services will be facilitating this group for all students that identify within the Asian, Desi, & Pacific Islander (ADPI) community. To center community building, this space is open to any students living in the Eugene/Springfield area, so we invite students from Lane Community College and Bushnell University to join us as well.

 

This event is a part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in April and Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) in May. For other SAAM events, please lookout for the Teal SAAM 2021 banner on UO events and visit saam.uoregon.edu. For APAHM events, please visit https://inclusion.uoregon.edu/apahm.

May 21
Sex Talk Chronicles Art Shownoon

Share with us a piece of art that you want on display at the Sex Talk Chronicles Art Show 2021 on a virtual platform relating to the theme “Intimacy: Into Me You See”....
May 21 noon–5:00 p.m.

Share with us a piece of art that you want on display at the Sex Talk Chronicles Art Show 2021 on a virtual platform relating to the theme “Intimacy: Into Me You See”. For example, how is intimacy affected during a time of isolation and social distancing? What are ways that you cope with that? What do you wish you knew about intimacy when you were younger? What does intimacy mean to you?

We will send you an anonymous submission from Sex Talk Chronicles to pair with your art, and ask that you use that as your Artist Statement. You will then be invited to reflect about how reading someone else's words and using them to create a piece made you feel and how you connected with them and created intimacy anonymously.

You can submit art of any media including painting, photography, sculpture, music, spoken word, acting, dancing, and anything else that can be recorded or photographed for a virtual art show experience. All levels and multiple submissions are welcome! To learn more information and apply, visit: https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_38mT50DSHtC3ANM.

All submissions must be in by Friday, May 14th.

Due to the fluctuation nature of COVID-19, we are unsure of whether or not this event will be in person or virtual - more details to come soon.