4:30 p.m., Engbretson Hall Receive your teal ribbon as a sign of solidarity for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. There will be information about sexual assault prevention as well as resources for survivors. Come celebrate the signing of a formal Memorandum of Understanding between GSU and the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago.
Film Review: “The Invisible War”
7:30 p.m., Hall of Honors There is no established system in the U.S. military to properly handle cases involving sexual assault as there is in the civilian world. Many sexual assaults go unreported because of concerns on how the report will be handled. The documentary, “The Invisible War,” sheds light on the situation.
NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION All Day, Hall of Governors The SAAM Day of Action is nationally recognized to focus awareness on sexual violence prevention. Highlights include the We Believe Campaign to promote ways to support survivors of sexual assault.
April 14 – 1
ASK ME ABOUT MY SHOES Ask Me About My Shoes is a campaign to provide awareness about sexual assault against men and women. Join us in this effort by wearing masculine attire with feminine shoes if you identity as male or feminine attire with masculine shoes if you identify as female. Your participation will encourage conversations that demonstrate how our community is willing to partner with survivors of sexual assault in making the world a safer place.
(IN)JUSTICE FILM FESTIVAL showcasing “What World Do You Live In” & “I Believe In Me: Fighting for Trans Rights in Prison” 4:30 p.m., Hall of Honors The power of film educate and influence, to inspire and engage, and to ultimately, exponentially grow the number of active allies in the fight to end the embarrassing injustice that mass incarceration represents, is the catalyst for the (In)Justice for All Film Festival. www.injusticeforallff.com
April 17 – 18
GENDER MATTERS CONFERENCE Gender Matters is an academic conference highlighting research on gender, women, and sexuality across all disciplines and historical periods. Conference planners seek to bring together students, activists, and researchers to discuss the ongoing role of gender in structuring society. www.govst.edu/gendermatters
Breaking the Silence DRAG SHOW 7 p.m., E Lounge Sponsored by Gay Straight Alliance. Explore the diversity of gender and sexuality through education and entertainment.
CONSENT IS SE 4:30 p.m., Hall of Honors What is consent? Does no mean yes? Does yes mean no? Learn about the importance of consent in preventing sexual violence through educational resources and role-playing.
CLOTHESLINE PROJECT 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Hall of Governors The Clothesline Project (CLP) is a program started on Cape Cod, MA, in 1990 to address the issue of violence against women. It is a vehicle for women affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt. The shirts are hung on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence against women. Join us for GSU’s 3rd annual clothesline project.
FILM REVIEW: “HUNTING GROUND” 7 p.m., F1622 From the makers of the “Invisible War” comes a startling expose of rape crimes on U.S. college campuses, their institutional cover-ups, and the devastating toll they take on students and their families.
Help raise awareness concerning the prevalence of sexual violence and victim blaming in our society. Wear jeans to work/school. Denim Day was sparked by a 1998 Italian Supreme Court decision that overturned a rape conviction on the grounds that the victim was wearing tight jeans. Jeans are now worn worldwide in solidarity with Sexual Assault Awareness Month in protest against injustice and rape culture.