It’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and the University of Utah has several events planned to help raise awareness of the issue and create a safer campus.

This year’s theme is “Engage Voices, Challenge Rape Culture” with the goal of ending sexual violence in all its forms. Dozens of students have already turned out for the Take Back The Night march that took place on Presidents Circle. Additional events run throughout the month, and all members of the campus community are invited. Attend for snacks and dialogue, and share your experience on social media using the hashtag #UofUSAAM.

  • Bystander Intervention Training Certificate: Bystander intervention training empowers people to intervene in (and prevent) potentially harmful situations. To learn more:
    • Date: April 12, noon – 2 p.m.
    • Location: Union Den
  • “I Don’t Get it”: Deconstructing Rape Culture: A sexual assault 101 presentation and dialogue.
    • Date: April 13, 11 a.m. – noon
    • Location: Union Den
  • Centering Margins within Movement: Explore rape culture through the lens of embodied experiences.
    • Date: April 19, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    • Location: Audre Lorde Student Lounge (Union 293)
  • Protecting U: Introducing New Policy on Sexual Violence: Learn about the U’s new policy on sexual violence and how this impacts campus. Come ready to discuss!
    • Date: April 19, 2:30 – 4 p.m.
    • Location: Union Theatre
  • Barriers to Reporting: Why Survivors Remain Silent: A panel discussion to examine the complex reasons why survivors may not report, with a special focus on how marginalzied communities may access community vs. state resources.
    • Date: April 20, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    • Location: Union, Parlor A