There is a lot of energy on campus right now to take action, following a survivor’s account of university indifference and retaliation. Let’s begin to direct our energy to impactful action by first learning about Title IX and the history of student activism against rape culture at Harvard. Join us next Wednesday at 4pm in Boylston 103! RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/561184383996105/
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Office of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (OSAPR), along with a variety of exciting and supportive sponsors, has some fascinating discussions and events lined up! Please see below for individual events!!!! [Facebook event page]
April 1st @ 8pm – Sever 113
Dr. David Lisak–“Inside the Mind of a College Rapist”
Join Dr David Lisak, author of “The Undetected Rapist,” as he discusses the characteristics and behaviors of college rapists and how these insights can help prevent rape at Harvard.
Co-sponsored by HMAR
April 5th @ 7pm – Cabot SCR
“Reading the signs: A Dating Workshop”
Ever wondered… How do I meet somebody? How do I start a conversation? How can I tell if they like me? How do I ask them out? Come find out at this funny and interactive workshop!
Co-sponsored by Cabot SASH and the BGLTQ Office
April 7th @5-7pm – Ticknor Lounge
TBTN Kickoff – featuring great food, music, spoken word performances, and information about resources and ending sexual violence on campus.
April 8th @ 8pm – Sever 310
“It Was Rape” – A powerful new documentary by Jennifer Baumgardner which highlights the stories of a wide variety of women survivors.
Co-sponsored by Pleiades, Seneca, Kappa Alpha Theta and Alpha Kappa Alpha
April 10th @ Stop by between 6-8pm – Ticknor Lounge
“Project Unbreakable”–The creator of this breakthrough photographic project will discuss her work and display some photo stories. Snacks provided
Co-sponsored by Response
April 15th @ 8pm – Sever 310
“The Invisible War”–The academy award nominated documentary on Sexual Assault and Women in the Military. With special guest commentator, Duane De Four, consultant to the US Military, educator and creator of the blog “HowManly”
April 16th @ 7-8:30pm – PBHA Parlor Room
“Blame it on the Alcohol?” Join OSAPR staff for a lively discussion about sex, booze and enthusiastic consent. Snacks Provided
Co-sponsored by DAPA
April 17th @ 8pm – Sever 310
Join Boston’s GBLTQ Domestic Violence Program for a workshop on Intimate Partner Violence in GBLTQ communities. Desserts Provided
Co-sponsored by the BGLTQ Office and TTF
April 18th @ 4pm – Location TBA
“With a little help from our friends” – How can you combat rape culture via interpersonal relationships?
Co-sponsored by HCWC
April 22nd @ 8pm – Sever 310
“Consent and Negotiation” Join members of Munch to talk about how to set safe sexual boundaries and get what you want out of your sex life. Snacks provided
Co-sponsored by Munch and the BGLTQ Office
April 23rd @6-8pm – PBHA Parlor Room
“Neurobiology of Sexual Assault Trauma and Implications for Supporting Survivors” Presented by Dr. James Hopper. Dinner provided. RSVP required.
April 24th @ 8pm – Steps of Memorial Church
Harvard’s Annual Candlelight Vigil and Speak Out
The Crimson article is ALSO on Feministing!!!
Harvard’s student paper, the Crimson, has published a story detailing the concerns of survivors of sexual violence on the school’s Cambridge campus. The piece includes a nowall–too–familiarnarrative of opaque disciplinary procedures, widespread denial, and victims who found nothing more than shame and alienation from the boards set-up to respond to their complaints.
Read more on Feministing