More Events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month – Storrs Campus

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Stalking and Cyberstalking: Identification and Safety on Campus

Monday April 21, 4 pm, Women’s Center

Linda Blozie, Director of Public Affairs: Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence will discuss how we can define and recognize stalking, share information about prevalence on college campuses, review strategies for risk reduction and primary prevention education. In particular, she will focus technology as one method in a broader spectrum of behavior.

Healing from Childhood Sexual Abuse: From Surviving to Thriving

Wednesday April 23, Noon, Women’s Center

Stacy Karpowitz, Coordinator of Outreach Education and Laura Abbatemarco, Family Advocate from the Aetna Foundation Children’s Center of St. Francis Hospital will provide a basic overview of the common experiences of survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Special attention will be paid to the concerns of college students, who may be away from their perpetrators for the first time, and/or may be disclosing or recalling their story for the first time. The workshop will focus on pathways of healing and is appropriate for survivors, loved ones, friends, and faculty/staff who may be in a position to support survivor healing. This workshop was organized in partnership with UConn Student Mental Health Services.

Thursday Night at the Movies – Sisters In Law

Thursday April 24, 7 pm, Women’s Center

In the little town of Kumba, Cameroon, there have been no convictions in spousal abuse cases for 17 years. But two women determined to change their community are making progress that could change their country. This fascinating, often hilarious doc follows the work of State Prosecutor Vera Ngassa and Court President Beatrice Ntuba as they help women fight often-difficult cases of abuse, despite pressures from family and their community to remain silent. Six-year-old Manka is covered in scars and has run away from an abusive aunt, Amina is seeking a divorce to put an end to brutal beatings by her husband, the pre-teen Sonita has daringly accused her neighbor of rape. With fierce compassion, the two feisty and progressive-minded women dispense wisdom, wisecracks and justice in fair measure, handing down stiff sentences to those convicted.

Until Someone Wakes Up – (Play)

Tuesday April 29, 7pm, Student Union Ballroom – 3rd Floor

The “Performance Education Team” of VAWPP, along with dedicated recruits and allies, will be presenting this funny, serious and compelling play about gender, consent and communication. Lively and informative, this is your basic consent workshop, super-sized and VAWPP-o-fied! Don’t miss it!

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