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2021 Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

Contact

Kim Schrader

Title IX Coordinator

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401

Cell: 309-337-6536

Office: 309-341-7751

kschrade@​knox.edu

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April is recognized nationally as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. The goal of SAAPM is to raise awareness about sexual violence and educate communities on how to prevent it. Throughout the month of April, Knox College will offer interactive and informative programming opportunities to come together and discuss the ways in which sexual violence impacts our community. There will be programming on important steps we can all take to build a culture of prevention, interactive opportunities for learning about boundaries and self-care, and information on how to better support those affected by trauma.

Thursday, April 1 - Friday, April 30

#KnoxWearsTeal Campaign

Request a swag bag of teal items to show your support for survivors! Items will be delivered to your K-Box and we will give away one free t-shirt each week. To be eligible for the free t-shirt, post to social media showing a teal bracelet, button, or ribbon, using #KnoxWearsTeal and tagging @KnoxDareToCare. Request your bag of swag here. Online and in-person.

Thursday, April 1 - Friday, April 30

'Dear Survivor...' Project

This project is a platform through which members of the Knox community can share anonymous words of support to offer solidarity to all survivors of sexual and gender-based harassment and violence. Entrees will be shared through public space around campus and via social media. Submit your anonymous note here. Online.

Tuesday, April 6

SAAPM Day of Action

Chances are, someone in your life is a survivor of sexual harassment, assault, or abuse, even if they've never shared their story with you. Participating in the SAAPM Day of Action is a great way to show that you support survivors and that you’re a safe person to reach out to. Show your support for survivors on the Day of Action by wearing teal — and then sharing a selfie on social media. Post your photo using the hashtag #SAAPM2021 and #KnoxDareToCare. All themed entrees using these hashtags will be entered into a drawing for a prize. Online and in-person.

Tuesday, April 6

Talk About It Tuesday on Instagram Live

7:00 pm

Join the Dare to Care peer educators for our weekly Instagram Live.

Spring term’s theme is ‘Reframing Bystander Intervention: A Continuum of Action’ and this week we will be looking at barriers which may prevent us from taking action to intervene or help, and ways to safely confront those barriers. Online @KnoxDareToCare.

Wednesday, April 7

Workshop Wednesday- All About Consent

6:00 p.m., Trustees Room (302), Alumni Hall

Dare to Care peer educators will lead an interactive discussion-based workshop examining the foundations and nuances of consent. Using conversation prompts, participants will examine scenarios to help better understand what consent is, how it is communicated, and situations in which it may not be present. In-person. Pre-registration required. Sign up here.

Tuesday, April 13

Talk About It Tuesday on Instagram Live

7:00 pm

Join the Dare to Care peer educators for our weekly Instagram Live.

Spring term’s theme is ‘Reframing Bystander Intervention: A Continuum of Action’ and this week we will be looking at intervention tips and strategies, including how to diffuse a situation and/or de-escalate confict. Online @KnoxDareToCare.

Wednesday, April 14

Workshop Wednesday - Boundaries: Exploring and Reflecting

6:00 p.m., Trustees Room (302), Alumni Hall

Dare to Care peer educators will lead an interactive workshop defining types of boundaries and discussing how to set and recognize healthy choices. Participants will take part in a journal-making activity to help explore their own experiences.

In-person. Pre-registration required. Sign up here.

Sunday, April 18

Students Fight Back Violence Prevention and Self-Defense

1:30 p.m., Trustees Room (302), Alumni Hall

Students Fight Back is a gender-inclusive program that provides practical and empowering options to learn violence prevention and self-defense. This workshop includes skills to hone your intuition awareness, as well as safety tips - awareness, eye contact, verbal boundaries, how to be an active bystander and ally, consent, supporting survivors, how to set boundaries that work for you, verbal de-escalation skills, the basics of self-defense, and more!

In-person or virtual. Pre-registration required. Sign up here.

Tuesday, April 20

Talk About It Tuesday on Instagram Live

7:00 p.m.

Join the Dare to Care peer educators for our weekly Instagram Live.

Spring term’s theme is ‘Reframing Bystander Intervention: A Continuum of Action’ and this week we will be looking at safety planning and helping friends, including a deeper look into unhealthy relationships. Online @KnoxDareToCare.

Wednesday, April 21

Workshop Wednesday: Self Care and Restorative Yoga to Reduce Stress with Tina Hope

6:00 p.m., Trustees Room, 302, Alumni Hall

A time of relaxation and renewal! Led by Tina Hope, MS, RYT-500, this session will begin with a variety of breathing techniques and gentle floor movements that focus on slowing down, easing tension, and creating space in our hearts, minds, and bodies so as to invite and embody our place of wholeness. We will conclude with a supported savasana and guided meditation. This class is accessible for all levels, including those who have never tried yoga. Please bring 1-2 blankets and a yoga mat if you have one!

In-person or virtual. Pre-registration required. Sign up here.

Thursday, April 22 - Wednesday, April 28

#KnowYourWorth Week

Respect is crucial in all relationships and healthy sexuality is to be celebrated. During #KnowYourWorth week, we will be honoring what respect means to you, our citizenship as sexual beings, and healthy relationships. Use your creativity to tell your story--with a photo, drawing or painting, or another form of artwork, a poem, story, or some genre of the written word. In-person.

Submit entries using this Google Form and perform/showcase your work on April 28. Online submissions required.

Tuesday, April 27

Talk About It Tuesday on Instagram Live

7:00 p.m.

Join the Dare to Care peer educators for our weekly Instagram Live.

Spring term’s theme is ‘Reframing Bystander Intervention: A Continuum of Action’ and this week we will be looking at responding to sexual harassment, including street harassment, microaggressions, in the workplace, etc. Online @KnoxDareToCare.

Wednesday, April 28

Denim Day

An annual, national day of awareness that encourages participants to wear denim as a symbol of believing survivors and asserting that consent has nothing to do with your clothing. Wear denim and post #DenimDayKnox photos in solidarity. Online and in-person.

Wednesday, April 28

Workshop Wednesday: #Know Your Worth Showcase

6:00 p.m., Trustees Room (302), Alumni Hall

The first half of this capstone event will showcase submissions from Knox students (with permission) collected during #KnowYourWorth week. Entrees will be on display and entrants will be invited to personally share their work. In-person. Pre-registration required. Sign up here.

7:00 p.m.

The second half of this capstone event will feature keynote speaker Monica Prince '12 reading from her original works. Monica will take questions from the audience and at the conclusion of the program, we will give away 12 signed copies of Monica’s book. In-person and virtual. Pre-registration required. Sign up here.

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