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 Center, the SAFE website, or call the SAFE Hotline at 541-346-SAFE (7233). 

SAAM Events 2020

More events coming soon, so keep checking back!

Apr 3
Collecting Submissions: Wear Teal as Symbol of Solidarity with Survivors

April is nationally recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) which is symbolized by a teal ribbon, representing our commitment to supporting survivors. Letting...
April 3 12:00 a.m.

April is nationally recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) which is symbolized by a teal ribbon, representing our commitment to supporting survivors. Letting survivors know that we believe, support, and care about them is critical, especially when necessary social distancing measures can result in increased isolation for some.

UO Sexual Violence Prevention and Education (SVPE) invites students, faculty, and staff to submit a picture or 10 second video of themselves in teal along with a short message of why it's important to continue showing support for survivors during the current COVID-19 health crisis. We will be accepting these submissions until April 7, which coincides with the National SAAM Day of Action and will share them on our social media during SAAM. Please follow us on Instagram to learn more about how to participate and to see others' responses!

https://www.facebook.com/uosvpe/  | https://www.instagram.com/uosvpe  | @uosvpe)

Apr 6
Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM): SUPPORT

This week, as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), UO SVPE is focusing on SUPPORT. We recognize that support is an important part of healing and sustaining the...
April 6 12:00 a.m.

This week, as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), UO SVPE is focusing on SUPPORT. We recognize that support is an important part of healing and sustaining the critical work of creating a community that is dedicated to preventing sexual violence. We also recognize that the present COVID-19 health crisis can lead to feelings of isolation for some. Over the course of this week (April 6-10), the UO Sexual Violence Prevention and Education (SVPE) team will be sharing resources for how to access the support you deserve and ideas for how to best support survivors during this time in particular. 

Social distancing does not mean that you are alone. We are here for you. Preventing sexual violence requires all of us, particularly right now. To join the conversation and learn more, follow us on Instagram and Facebook: 

https://www.facebook.com/uosvpe/  | https://www.instagram.com/uosvpe/  | @uosvpe)

Apr 6
Sexual Assault Awareness 101 Workshop11:00 a.m.

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), It's On Us and End Rape on Campus (EROC) are offering #ASelfCareSurvivorsSeries, a series of webinars, Instagram lives,...
April 6 11:00 a.m.–noon

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), It's On Us and End Rape on Campus (EROC) are offering #ASelfCareSurvivorsSeries, a series of webinars, Instagram lives, and calls for students and survivors across the country to come together in community. One of the first offerings is a workshop that provides valuable tools for how to raise awareness and prevent sexual violence on college campuses (see description below). This workshop is FREE - hope to see you there! 

Please make sure to register to receive the call-in information for this virtual training: 

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6183441594533726221

"Sexual Assault Awareness refers to programs, trainings, or events that provide background on the prevalence of campus sexual assault and the meaning of consent, as well as policies pertaining to what campuses should be doing to combat sexual violence. In this workshop you will find ideas and materials that can be used to develop sexual assault awareness activities, events, trainings that work for your campus specifically". 

Apr 7
National SAAM Day of Action: Join our Teal Campaign Today

April is nationally recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), which is symbolized by a teal ribbon, representing our commitment to supporting survivors. Letting...
April 7 12:00 a.m.

April is nationally recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), which is symbolized by a teal ribbon, representing our commitment to supporting survivors. Letting survivors know that we believe, support, and care about them is critical, especially when necessary social distancing measures can result in increased isolation for some.

Today is the National SAAM Day of Action and, as such, we are inviting all students, faculty, and staff to submit a picture or 10 second video of themselves in teal along with a short message of why it's important to continue showing support for survivors during the current COVID-19 health crisis.

We will be accepting these submissions through the end of today and will share them on our social media during SAAM. Please follow us on Instagram to learn more about how to participate and to see others' responses! **Participants will be entered into a drawing to win a variety of gift cards!**

https://www.facebook.com/uosvpe/  | https://www.instagram.com/uosvpe/ | @uosvpe)

Apr 7
Bystander Intervention 101 Workshop11:00 a.m.

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), It's On Us and End Rape on Campus (EROC) are offering #ASelfCareSurvivorsSeries, a series of webinars, Instagram lives,...
April 7 11:00 a.m.–noon

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), It's On Us and End Rape on Campus (EROC) are offering #ASelfCareSurvivorsSeries, a series of webinars, Instagram lives, and calls for students and survivors across the country to come together in community. This workshop focuses on bystander intervention and should be great for anyone looking to be a more effective ally or supportive friend/community member (see description below). This workshop is FREE - hope to see you there! 

Please make sure to register to receive the call-in information for this virtual training: 

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1539207832901036813

"Bystander intervention is a prevention method to encourage responsive bystander behavior to spread the responsibility for safety to the community as a whole. In this workshop, learn about the basic theories and frameworks that have brought bystander intervention to be such an important part of sexual assault prevention".

Apr 8
Survivor Support 101 Workshop11:00 a.m.

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), It's On Us and End Rape on Campus (EROC) are offering #ASelfCareSurvivorsSeries, a series of webinars, Instagram lives,...
April 8 11:00 a.m.–noon

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), It's On Us and End Rape on Campus (EROC) are offering #ASelfCareSurvivorsSeries, a series of webinars, Instagram lives, and calls for students and survivors across the country to come together in community. This workshop will help you identify how to access the support you deserve and will also provide guidance on how to best support survivors (see description below). This workshop is FREE - hope to see you there! 

Please make sure to register to receive the call-in information for this virtual training: 

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3748528014847176973

"Survivor support is the specific response provided to victims of sexual violence by a campus community. This includes the quality of the response and the variety of response options. In this workshop, you will find resources on what your rights are as a survivor, where you can look to find support, ways to make connections with providers on and off campus, and information on reporting requirements".

Apr 9
Online Dating Violence Workshop 11:00 a.m.

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), It's On Us and End Rape on Campus (EROC) are offering #ASelfCareSurvivorsSeries, a series of webinars, Instagram lives,...
April 9 11:00 a.m.–noon

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), It's On Us and End Rape on Campus (EROC) are offering #ASelfCareSurvivorsSeries, a series of webinars, Instagram lives, and calls for students and survivors across the country to come together in community. This workshop will provide valuable information about online dating violence and the resources and supports that are available. This workshop is FREE - hope to see you there! 

Please make sure to register to receive the call-in information for this virtual training: 

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3529892326687201549

Apr 13
Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM): CONSENT

This week (April 13-17), as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), UO Sexual Violence Prevention and Education (SVPE) is focusing on the practice of CONSENT....
April 13 12:00 a.m.

This week (April 13-17), as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), UO Sexual Violence Prevention and Education (SVPE) is focusing on the practice of CONSENT. Follow us on Instagram @uosvpe to play our consent BINGO and see how you do on our consent quiz! We will also be posting resources and ideas for how to practice digital consent in light of the COVID-19 health crisis. 

To join the conversation and learn more, follow us on Instagram and Facebook: 

https://www.facebook.com/uosvpe/  | https://www.instagram.com/uosvpe/  | @uosvpe)

Apr 13
Consent BINGO! 12:05 a.m.

Head over to UO Sexual Violence Prevention and Education's Instagram and/or Facebook page (@uosvpe) on Monday, April 13, to play consent BINGO in our stories with...
April 13 12:05 a.m.

Head over to UO Sexual Violence Prevention and Education's Instagram and/or Facebook page (@uosvpe) on Monday, April 13, to play consent BINGO in our stories with us! 

Apr 14
I Ask for Digital Consent 6:00 p.m.

The UO Organization Against Sexual Assault (OASA) and the ASUO Men's Center will host this discussion around the topic of digital consent. Why does it matter? When does it...
April 14 6:00 p.m.

The UO Organization Against Sexual Assault (OASA) and the ASUO Men's Center will host this discussion around the topic of digital consent. Why does it matter? When does it matter? How does it intersect with dating, long-distance relationships, and even sex work? We will be joined by the McKenzie River Men's Center as well! You can access this event via Zoom, using the link below. 

Apr 15
3250 / Red Solo Cup Campaign

1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 men experience sexual violence by the time they leave college. Applying these ratios to the University of Oregon, 3250 people will be harmed during their...
April 15 12:00 a.m.

1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 men experience sexual violence by the time they leave college. Applying these ratios to the University of Oregon, 3250 people will be harmed during their time at UO.

In an effort to raise awareness and prompt action towards changing this statistic, Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) is heading a 3250/Red Solo Cup social media campaign on Wednesday, April 15th. Please join FSL in these efforts by taking a picture of yourself holding a red solo cup and posting it to your story on IG or FB with a pledge, stating how you are going to help lower the number. 

Apr 15
COVID-19 and Its Effects on #TitleIX Investigations12:30 p.m.

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), It's On Us and End Rape on Campus (EROC) are offering #ASelfCareSurvivorsSeries, a series of webinars, Instagram lives,...
April 15 12:30 p.m.

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), It's On Us and End Rape on Campus (EROC) are offering #ASelfCareSurvivorsSeries, a series of webinars, Instagram lives, and calls for students and survivors across the country to come together in community. 

ABOUT: In this webinar, you will hear from our friends from Equal Rights Advocates and the National Women's Law Center. They will speak on what Title IX is, what your rights are, how COVID-19 and social distancing is affecting you, and what action steps you can take to hold your school accountable.  

SPEAKERS: 


Brenda Adams, Senior Counsel, Education Equity and Litigation, from Equal Rights Advocates
Shiwali Patel, Director of Justice for Student Survivors and Senior Counsel at the National Women's Law Center


This webinar is FREE. Please make sure to register to receive the call-in information for this virtual training: 

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3529892326687201549

Apr 16
Consent Quiz!

Head over to UO Sexual Violence Prevention and Education's Instagram or Facebook page (@uosvpe) on Thursday, April 16, to play our consent quiz! How will you...
April 16 12:00 a.m.

Head over to UO Sexual Violence Prevention and Education's Instagram or Facebook page (@uosvpe) on Thursday, April 16, to play our consent quiz! How will you do?

https://www.facebook.com/uosvpe/  | https://www.instagram.com/uosvpe/  | @uosvpe)

Apr 16
‘I Feel Like Sh!t’ and Social Distancing Isn’t Helping2:00 p.m.

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), It's On Us and End Rape on Campus (EROC) are offering #ASelfCareSurvivorsSeries, a series of webinars, Instagram lives,...
April 16 2:00 p.m.

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), It's On Us and End Rape on Campus (EROC) are offering #ASelfCareSurvivorsSeries, a series of webinars, Instagram lives, and calls for students and survivors across the country to come together in community. 

ABOUT: During this time of the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing, for survivors, adjusting to what seems to be the new "normal" even if only for a short period of time, is hard and isolating. We want to be in community with you and bring you experts in the field and through experience to let you know that your emotions and experiences are valid. Learn about some helpful wellness techniques that will help you navigate through this time. Please know that you are not alone.

SPEAKERS:


Cheyenne Tyler Jacobs, Founder + Curator of She Will Speaks Series: Gender-Based Violence + EROC's Speakers Bureau member
Holly Rider-Milkovich, Vice President of Impact, Everfi
Liz Zadnik, Associate Director, Wellness Center, Temple University


This workshop is free. Please join on Thursday, April 16th @ 2:00pm at the following Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/598942919

 

Apr 17
Red Flags and Rom-Coms: A Night of Pop Culture Trivianoon

Athletics is hosting a pop-culture trivia night with the theme: Name that movie, show, or song that highlights themes related to relationship red flags. Student athletes,...
April 17 noon

Athletics is hosting a pop-culture trivia night with the theme: Name that movie, show, or song that highlights themes related to relationship red flags. Student athletes, check your email for information about how to connect and play! 

Apr 20
Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM): HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS

This week (April 20-24), as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), UO Sexual Violence Prevention and Education (SVPE) is focusing on HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS. Follow us...
April 20 12:00 a.m.

This week (April 20-24), as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), UO Sexual Violence Prevention and Education (SVPE) is focusing on HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @uosvpe to receive our daily tips and resources for how maintain your personal and relationship health, particularly during this time of social distancing. 

To join the conversation and learn more, follow us on Instagram and Facebook: 

https://www.facebook.com/uosvpe/  | https://www.instagram.com/uosvpe/  | @uosvpe)

Apr 21
Parenting in the Time of COVID-19: Challenges, Opportunities, and Staying Well2:00 p.m.

Parenting during the present COVID-19 health crisis can feel like a superhuman feat, particularly for student parents who are often attempting to manage work, school, and home...
April 21 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Parenting during the present COVID-19 health crisis can feel like a superhuman feat, particularly for student parents who are often attempting to manage work, school, and home responsibilities while also serving as their children’s parent, teacher, and sole source of social interaction. Many parents are also grappling with how to support their children/youth as they struggle with anxiety, disappointment, loss, frustration, and/or outright boredom. If this sounds like your world right now, this workshop is for you!

Samantha Martinez, therapist at the Child and Family Center and advanced doctoral student in Counseling Psychology, will be offering an informative workshop for student parents focused on tips and resources for facilitating social emotional health and learning in children and youth in the time of COVID-19. She will also be discussing the impact that the current health crisis is understandably having on parents’ wellbeing and how parents can care for themselves and access resources that can help. Hope to see you there!

In order to enhance security and prevent Zoom bombing, please take 1 minute to pre-register for this event in order to receive call-in information: https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_d7rp3epNJ1aVrcp

Apr 21
Red Flags and Rom-Coms: Join us for Kahoot Trivia Night! 6:00 p.m.

The BE Series and UO SVPE will be co-hosting a pop-culture trivia night with the theme: Name that movie, show, or song that highlights themes related to relationship red...
April 21 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

The BE Series and UO SVPE will be co-hosting a pop-culture trivia night with the theme: Name that movie, show, or song that highlights themes related to relationship red flags. Come play with us and the top three winners will receive gift cards!

How to join: 

1) Download the Kahoot App! It will also be accessible through Kahoot.it

2) Join us on Tuesday, April 21st @ 6:00pm at the following Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/97756245795

2) The Kahoot will go live at 6pm and end at 7pm. It will be co-hosted by a BE Team member and SVPE representative!

3) When you are prompted to write in a nickname, please enter your Instagram handle so we can contact you if you win. Players who do not put in their Instagram handle will be disqualified. 

4) The Kahoot will be 25 questions and you will be unable to pause the game or play again. Please be prepared!

5) At 7pm the Kahoot will close and the final list of winners will be available. Only the top 3 winners will receive a gift card prize. We will reach out to the winners via Instagram messages, please be on the look out if you are one of the winners! 

6) Winners will need to provide their full name, student ID, and UO email when contacted by a BE Series member.

7) For any further questions, reach out to us!  Don't forget to follow us on Instagram @uo_beseries and @uosvpe. 

Apr 23
Queering Healthy Relationships4:00 p.m.

Relationships (sexual, romantic, or otherwise) are a big part of everyone’s lives. We spend a lot of time in them and a lot of time thinking about them—is this...
April 23 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Relationships (sexual, romantic, or otherwise) are a big part of everyone’s lives. We spend a lot of time in them and a lot of time thinking about them—is this relationship working? Can I be a better partner? How do I address a problem I’m having? The list of worries can be long.

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 queer 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.

In order to enhance security and prevent Zoom bombing, please take 1 minute to pre-register for this event in order to receive call-in information: https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_diLM5ruzDxpyOz3

Apr 27
International Student Assertiveness Workshop (Virtual)6:00 p.m.

Are you an international student interested in learning about cross-cultural and assertive communication? Join our Zoom meeting on Monday week 5 to week 8 from...
April 27–May 18
Online

Are you an international student interested in learning about cross-cultural and assertive communication? Join our Zoom meeting on Monday week 5 to week 8 from 6-7pm!

We will be engaging in conversation identifying different communication styles, learning boundaries setting and mutual respect in relationships, and how to communicate assertively.

Pre-register for the workshop here: https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6Mw0jjtEl0mJtGd

PLEASE NOTE: You must attend all 4 weeks

Apr 27
Take Back the Night 2020 - Collective Healing at a Distance6:00 p.m.

The UO Women’s Center Presents: Take Back the Night 2020 – A Remote Movement Against Sexual and Domestic Violence! Please join us April 27-30 for “Collective...
April 27 6:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m.
Remote Location

The UO Women’s Center Presents: Take Back the Night 2020 – A Remote Movement Against Sexual and Domestic Violence! Please join us April 27-30 for “Collective Healing at a Distance.” We will host a Virtual Rally with speakers representing the Latinx Community, Native American/Indigenous Communities, LGBTQIA+ Community, Disabled Community, Non Traditional Community, and Womxn of Color Community.

Following the Virtual Rally will be a Virtual March. *JOIN* Take Back the Night 2020 by submitting your Virtual March Posters to have you and/or your poster featured in a slideshow after our final Rally Speaker on Thursday, April 30! Please email SVPEWC@gmail.com with your submissions! Deadline for submissions is April 29 at 11:59 p.m.

Stay tuned on website blogs.uoregon.edu/women, our Instagram (@uo_womenscenter) and our Facebook (UO Women’s Center) for ways to view and engage as a loving, affirming and supportive community for survivors! YOU ARE NOT ALONE. We promise.

PEOPLE UNITE, TAKE BACK THE NIGHT!

Apr 28
Nuanced Griot: Community Conversations3:00 p.m.

Nuanced Griot: Community Conversations spurred from the desire to build community and establish networks through meaningful, open, and honest conversations. In an effort to engage...
April 28 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
BCC’s Instagram Live, @bccuoregon, or on Zoom, https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/95179037413?pwd=WW9WbzZvaUF3bmw4ZVJsMWIrSEwrQT09.

Nuanced Griot: Community Conversations spurred from the desire to build community and establish networks through meaningful, open, and honest conversations. In an effort to engage students remotely, this initiative streams on the Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center's Instagram as well as via Zoom. 

Week 5's Theme: Healing and Survivor Support 

As a part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), we invite you to join us to talk about the impact of violence and subsequently our resistance and healing within Black and African-American communities. Acknowledging the power and importance of Take Back the Night this week, our focus will be primarily on how to cope and focus on improving your wellbeing during this time. Our co-hosts for this event are Anjali Dhar, PsyD, Psychologist Resident and Senior Staff Therapist, @uocounseling, and Alexis Drakatos, MS, Coordinator of Substance Misuse and Abuse Prevention @uosape @uosvpe. 

This is a collaborative effort between the Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence (CMAE) @cmae_stellamarie and the Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center (BCC) @bccuoregon to highlight and share Black experiences while educating and empowering students.

Apr 28
Disclosure Training: Creating Safe Spaces and Empowering Survivors6:00 p.m.

The UO Organization Against Sexual Assault (OASA) and the ASUO Men's Center welcome Martina Shabram from Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS). Come learn how you...
April 28 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

The UO Organization Against Sexual Assault (OASA) and the ASUO Men's Center welcome Martina Shabram from Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS). Come learn how you can be a trusted person in the life of a survivor. This training will help you better support someone struggling through assault, harassment, or abuse, and what to do when someone comes to you with the question, "Can I tell you something...?"

You can join this FREE workshop at the following Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/4500280559

Apr 29
Denim Day

On Wednesday, April 29, students, faculty, and staff are invited to  participate in the Denim Day campaign. This campaign began 20 years ago as an act of protest following...
April 29 12:00 a.m.

On Wednesday, April 29, students, faculty, and staff are invited to  participate in the Denim Day campaign.

This campaign began 20 years ago as an act of protest following a court ruling in Italy which overturned a rape conviction because the survivor was wearing "tight jeans". The justices assumed that the survivor must have helped the person who raped her remove her jeans, implying consent. The day after the ruling, women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the survivor. Since that time, Peace Over Violence has invited people worldwide to wear jeans on this day as a symbol of protest against erroneous and problematic attitudes about sexual harrassment, abuse, assault, and rape.

Join us in protesting the misconceptions present in our society about sexual violence by wearing jeans on Wednesday, April 29, and posting them on your Instagram and/or Facebook feed!

https://www.facebook.com/uosvpe/  | https://www.instagram.com/uosvpe/  | @uosvpe

May 22
Intertwined 2020: Hidden7:00 p.m.

Virtual story telling event sharing stories surrounding the theme of Hidden carefully crafted with music accompaniment and viewed from the comfort of your own home!
May 22 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
See https://blogs.uoregon.edu/intertwined/ for link to virtual event!

Virtual story telling event sharing stories surrounding the theme of Hidden carefully crafted with music accompaniment and viewed from the comfort of your own home!