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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual Assault Awareness Month is an annual campaign to raise public awareness about sexual assault, and to educate individuals and communities on ways to prevent sexual violence. As part of the national movement, St. Louis Community College will host educational programs on its campuses. St. Louis Community College is committed to providing education and support to members of our community who have been impacted by sexual violence.

Florissant Valley Events

Forest Park Events

Meramec Events

Wildwood Events

 

Florissant Valley Events    

Thursday, April 5
Sexual Assault Awareness Day

10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Student Center

Wednesday, April 11
Healthy Dating Relationships

Noon-1 p.m. | Student Center Multipurpose Room
Join us for a presentation focused on preventing sexual violence, reducing risk and cultivating healthy dating relationships. Designed for both men and women, this program will equip you with the right tools and skills you need to make the best choices regarding dating, risk prevention, intimacy and bystander behavior.

Wednesday, April 11
Healthy Dating Relationships

1-2 p.m. | Student Center Multipurpose Room
Join us for a presentation focused on preventing sexual violence, reducing risk and cultivating healthy dating relationships. Designed for both men and women, this program will equip you with the right tools and skills you need to make the best choices regarding dating, risk prevention, intimacy and bystander behavior.

Wednesday, April 25
Denim Day

There is no excuse and never an invitation to rape. For the past 19 years, Peace Over Violence has run its Denim Day campaign on a Wednesday in April in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Stop by the campus lobby this week to learn about Denim Day and educate yourself on sexual assault. Don't forget to wear jeans on April 25 to make a social statement with your fashion and show your support for survivors.

For more information on Sexual Assault Awareness Events at Florissant Valley, please contact:
Danielle Lusk
314-513-4656

 

Forest Park Events    

Wednesday, April 4
Healthy Dating Relationships, Self Defense Training
Noon-1 p.m. | Cafe East 
Join us for a presentation focused on preventing sexual violence, reducing risk and cultivating healthy dating relationships. Designed for both men and women, this program will equip you with the right tools and skills you need to make the best choices regarding dating, risk prevention, intimacy and bystander behavior.

Wednesday, April 11
Montonio S. Weatherall, author of "Taking My Life Back"

9 & 11 a.m. | Bastian Theatre
Author Montonio S. Weatherall will join STLCC-Forest Park to discuss his book "Taking My Life Back:Thriving After the Trauma of Childhood Sexual Abuse." In it, he chronicles his life’s journey, and how he had to overcome being sexually abused from the ages of four to seven years old. More importantly, he wrote the book to serve as a tool offering seven steps to help others overcome the trauma of their past as well. Sponsored by the Academic Support Center, contact Cynthia Jenkins at 314-644-9270 for more information.

For more information on Sexual Assault Awareness Events at Forest Park, please contact:
Tamala Turner
314-644-9087

For more information on Sexual Assault Awareness Events at William J. Harrison Center, please contact:
Amber Howlett
314-763-6014


Meramec Events    

Wednesday, April 11
Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Bystander Intervention Training

1-2:30 p.m. | SC 204 
A bystander is defined as “a person present, but not involved.” This session teaches how to intervene when we witness problematic behavior, from sexual assault to bullying. How can a “regular person” intervene to stop something before it happens? Christina Meneses from the St. Louis YWCA will lead us through thought-provoking conversation and information sharing. Light refreshments will be available, all are welcome to attend.

Monday, April 16
Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Dating/Sexuality and Disability

Noon-1:30 p.m. | SC 204 
Christina Meneses from the St. Louis YWCA will join us for discussion and insight regarding dating, sexuality and disability. Light refreshments will be served, and all are welcome to attend.

For more information on Sexual Assault Awareness Events at Meramec, please contact:
Carolyn O'Laughlin
314-984-7642

For more information on Sexual Assault Awareness Events at South County, please contact:
Kathy Pritchard
314-984-6758


Wildwood Events   

All month
#MeToo Empowerment Display

Campus Lobby 
You are not alone - 17,700,000 women have reported a sexual assault since 1998. Join the movement to support survivors and help end sexual violence. Visit the #MeToo empowerment displays around campus to educate yourself about sexual assault and learn about prevention efforts.

April 3, 10, 17, 24
TED Talk Tuesdays

Noon-1 p.m. | Locations vary 
Why do women stay silent after sexual assault? How do survivors of sexual assault get the support and justice they deserve? Make plans to join us on Tuesdays in April for a series of TED Talks focused on sexual assault awareness. Check the whiteboards for more information.

Thursday, April 5
Healthy Dating Relationships

Noon-1 p.m. | Multipurpose Room, Side A 
Join STLCC-Wildwood for a presentation focused on preventing sexual violence, reducing risk and cultivating healthy dating relationships. Designed for both men and women, this program will equip you with the right tools and skills you need to make the best choices regarding dating, risk prevention, intimacy and bystander behavior.

Thursday, April 12
Self-Defense

1-2 p.m. | Multipurpose Room, Side A 
Join STLCC-Wildwood for a fast-paced, interactive self-defense workshop. During this session, you'll learn strategies that will help you defend yourself in an aggressive situation. The workshop will be taught by Sgt. Suz Koehler, certified R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) instructor, technical sergeant of the Air Force National Guard and trained in military combatives, krav maga, judo and kickboxing.

Wednesday, April 25
Denim Day

There is no excuse and never an invitation to rape. For the past 19 years, Peace Over Violence has run its Denim Day campaign on a Wednesday in April in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Stop by the campus lobby this week to learn about Denim Day and educate yourself on sexual assault. Don't forget to wear jeans on April 25 to make a social statement with your fashion and show your support for survivors.

For more information on Sexual Assault Awareness Events at Wildwood, please contact:

Stephanie Church
636-422-2244