Please continue to check back for updates on upcoming events related to interpersonal violence prevention at Wake Forest and in our local community.
- April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the Safe Office is teaming up with PREPARE to offer opportunities to get involved throughout the month including:
- Be a part of a Quilt Square Making workshop — 10am-2pm, April 3rd, Benson 344 or April 14th, Benson 409 — Come bring your quilt square or join others in using the available art supplies to create a master piece to contribute to the WFU Monument Quilt to be revealed on April 23rd before all submissions are sent to the National Monument Quilt Project by FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture. For more information on the national monument quilt project, check out their website.
- Stop by the table by the Pit on April 9th and 10th for resource information, giveaways from the Safe Office and PREPARE, and other opportunities to get involved.
- Check out the WFU Monument Quilt Reveal — 11am – 4:30pm, April 23rd, Mag Quad — built in collaboration with our campus and community partners. Each square will be submitted to the National Monument Quilt Project for inclusion in the national reveal on the lawn in Washington, D.C. Resource information and giveaways will also be available.
- Jeans for Justice Day – all day, April 24th, everywhere — Join the Safe Office, PREPARE, and other campus partners in recognizing Jeans for Justice Day, an international movement of survivor support and sexual assault awareness.
Part of a group or office that wants to get involved? Great! Contact Beth Montplaisir (Safe Office) for information on how you can contribute to these April advocacy opportunities.
- Friday, October 18, 2013: PREPARE facilitator applications for the Spring 2014 course are due by 5pm! For more information, see the PREPARE website and online application.
- October: All month long, join WFU in honoring October as Relationship Violence Awareness Month. Find one of the purple buckets located around campus to pick up a purple ribbon sticker and resource information, take the healthy relationships quiz posted in bathrooms around campus, and stop in Benson to see our bulletin board on the relationship spectrum.
- Tuesday, October 8, 2013: Free pizza and good conversation when RLH, the Safe Office, and the University Counseling Center team up to present, “The Many Faces of Unhealthy Relationships” in Luter lounge, 6-7pm. Missed it? There will be a repeat presentation on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 in Magnolia’s media room, 6-7pm.
- Thursday, September 26, 2013: Join PREPARE in raising awareness of rape and sexual assault by honoring RAINN Day. Check out the signs around campus and pick up a sticker at the info table outside of the pit.
- Tuesday, September 17, 2013: Sophomore at WFU? Come check out the Mythbusters table presented by the Safe Office and WFU CHOICES for facts, myths, resource information, and fun prizes at RLH’s Sophomore Fiesta event on the Mag Quad.
- Saturday, August 24, 2013: PREPARE student facilitators conduct sexual assault awareness and prevention programs to all incoming first year students (now approximately 1,200) during WFU orientation.
- Friday, August 23, 2013: PREPARE student facilitators are teaming up with the Peer Health Educators to hand out information on campus resources (including the Safe Office and PREPARE Advocates!), safe sex packets from the Forsyth County Department of Public Health, and lots of prizes at the Residence Life and Housing Wake Forest Live orientation event 11pm – 2am!
In the Community
- Sunday, October 6th, 13th, and 20th, 2013: Family Services, Inc., Children’s Law Center, and a/perture cinema are sponsoring film viewings in recognition of October as Relationship Violence Awareness month. All film viewings will begin at 7:30 and are free of charge. Discussion will follow the film. October 6th: Buck, October 13th: Precious, and October 20th: Sun Don’t Shine.
- Saturday, September 28, 2013: 5th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event sponsored by Family Services, Inc. Join PREPARE in this march against violence! Men are asked to walk one mile in women’s high-heels. Women are also invited to participate, but heels are optional. For more information see PREPARE’s flier for the event here.
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