Prevention, Advocacy & Resource Center

Upcoming Events: Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2023

Teal banner with illustrations of a yoga pose, a moon and clouds, and a pair of denim jeans

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month in the United States. Sexual violence is a systemic issue that impacts all member of our community, either directly or indirectly. Some of us have experienced sexual violence ourselves, and many others have friends, family members, peers and colleagues who have faced sexual violence. People of all identities and backgrounds experience sexual violence, and we recognize that experiences of violence are additionally impacted by systemic oppression. 

As part of our community's commitment to social justice, we acknowledge the ongoing and pervasive harm of sexual violence, and we work to support those impacted and center their experiences. 

Throughout April, PARC, in collaboration with campus partners, will host events, trainings and social media campaigns to raise awareness of the topic of sexual violence. Please join us for the following events:

Trauma-Informed Yoga

Join PARC for two yoga sessions offering a combination of mindful breath and movement that aims to be accessible and inclusive to all bodies. Trauma-informed facilitator Sophie Lyons aims to create a welcoming environment for people of all levels of practice to feel safe, supported and more in tune with their bodies.

  • 6-7 p.m. Monday, April 3, Skyline Commons
  • 6-7 p.m. Monday, April 24, Skyline MPR
Take Back the Night Poster-Making

In preparation for Take Back the Night, all are invited to make posters to prepare for the march. Poster making supplies will be provided.

  • 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, SCC atrium
Meditations with Zen Zone

PARC and Zen Zone are partnering to bring you two offerings of trauma-informed mindfulness and meditation practices.

  • 4-4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20, Peace Room (Usdan Student Center)
  • 12:30-1 p.m. Monday, April 24, Peace Room (Usdan Student Center)
Take Back the Night

Please join us for Take Back the Night, an annual event raising awareness and support for those impacted by sexual violence on campus. The march will begin at the bottom of the Rabb steps and continue through campus to the Light of Reason. Following the march, we will host student-only healing and activism spaces in Levine Ross Conference Room (in Sherman — Hassenfeld Conference Center) until 9 p.m.

  • 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at the bottom of the Rabb steps
Denim Day

We invite you to wear denim in solidarity with those impacted by sexual violence and to bring awareness to harmful victim-blaming myths. Stop by the Blue Booths to learn more about the history of Denim Day and to share a message of support.

  • 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, at the Blue Booths