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Sexual Assault Awareness Month: April 2002

The Clothesline Project

April 7 - 14, Collis Atrium

A display of t-shirts embellished with messages from members of the Dartmouth Community affected by sexual violence.

Shirt-making workshops will be hosted prior to the display:

Tabard, April 1, 5 - 7 pm

Women of Color Collective, April 2, 7-9, location tba

Men's Project April 2, 7-9 pm, location tba

Check this site or monitor the WRC Blitz bulletin for updates.

More about the history and meaning of The Clothesline Project

"A Long Walk Home: A Story of a Rape Survivor"

Sunday, April 7

6:30-8:30 pm, Collis Common Ground

This multimedia performance explores the impact and aftermath of sexual violence within the African-American community by documenting the testimony of one woman's journey from rape victim to survivor. A Long Walk Home weaves together photographs, modern and West African dance, spoken-word, music and oral testimonies to reveal the complexity of healing from rape.

More about A Long Walk Home

Take Back the Night

Monday, April 8

6:30 pm, Meet in front of the Hop

The annual march and vigil to protest sexual violence. All are encouraged to join us, survivors and supporters.

COS Mock Hearing on Sexual Abuse

Thursday, April 11

7-9:30 pm, Collis Common Ground

Find out how the Dartmouth Undergraduate Judicial Affairs Office hears sexual abuse cases and decide for yourself.

Community Hour

Thursday, April 18

noon - 1 pm, Collis Common Ground

Student Assembly sponsors this talk on sexual violence at Dartmouth. Details tba, check this site or monitor the WRC Blitz bulletin for updates.

"More Than a Few Good Men"

Tuesday, April 23

9 pm, 105 Dartmouth Hall

Jackson Katz, a renowned speaker and anti-violence specialist, addressed men's role in ending violence against women. Of Katz, Cornell University's Rona Yoffe says, "His lectures are captivating, humorous, and informative...He is able to get even the most unreceptive section of the audience to respond and participate...His lectures and the effects they have on the community are not quickly forgotten." We agree! More about Jackson Katz. "More Than a Few Good Men" was part of Sexual Abuse Awareness Month 2002

More about Jackson Katz


Wednesday, April 24

6:45/8:50 pm, Loew Auditorium

What happens when a child soldier is both a criminal and a victim of his country's war in Liberia? How does a young Rwandan girl learn to love her child and herself despite the violence that brought about the child's birth? Fresh from the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, BEHIND explores the stories of children of war who learn to build a future despite their past, teaching us the true meaning of courage. A Dartmouth Film Society event. Tickets available at the shows.


Friday, April 26

7:30 pm, Spaulding Auditorium

Nelofer Pazira plays Nafas, an Afghan-born journalist living in Canada, who fled her country as a teenager. She receives a letter from her sister, who was maimed by a landmine and left behind during the escape, about her intentions to end her life. Despondent over her oppressed and hopeless situation in Taliban-controlled Kandahar, she vows to kill herself during the last eclipse of the century, which happens in a mere 3 days. Desperately racing against time, Nafas sets out on a perilous journey into a land where it's illegal for women to travel alone. Covered by the required and restrictive burqa, her faceless character meets others along the way who reveal a different but real facet of life as experienced by the people of Afghanistan.

A Dartmouth Film Society event. Tickets available at the show.

SAAAW is sponsored by the Sexual Abuse Awareness Program. Cosponors include: Women's Resource Center, Health Resources Department, Programming Board, Collis Governing Board, Office of Black Students, and Class of '03. Additional cosponsors welcome! 

This annual awareness month (in late April) devoted to education and prevention work around sexual abuse, includes a Loew Film Series screening, a keynote speaker or program, discussions, workshops, a Take Back the Night march and vigil, and more. Dartmouth's collection of Clothesline Project t-shirts (made during pre-SAAW workshops by survivors or their friends/family) grows more stunning each year. This past spring our focus for the week was on sexual abuse in an international context. To get 

Last Updated: 9/12/13