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Sexual Assault Awareness Week 2003

Clothesline Project DisplayT-Shirt

  • Sunday, April 6 - Friday, April 18
  • Collis Center

T-shirts honoring and in remembrance of victims and survivors of sexual violence made by members of the Dartmouth community on display. See for more information about the Clothesline Project.

Take Back the Night March

  • Monday, April 7
  • Gather in front of the Hopkins Center
    7 pm

Take Back the Night is an international rally and march that is organized in local communities with the purpose of unifying women, men, and children in an awareness of violence against women, children and families. The event is a collaboration of community and campus and other interested persons who are ready to take a stand against violence and make the night safe for everyone.

Take Back the Night rallies and marches began in England as a protest against the fear that women encountered walking the streets at night. The first Take Back the Night in the United States occurred in San Francisco in 1978. 

Senorita Extraviada, Missing Young Woman

Lordes Portilla,
creator of
Senorita Extraviada

  • Tuesday, April 8
  • Collis Common Ground
    7 pm
  • Sponsored by the Women of Color Collective.

This documentary film, by Lordes Portilla, tells the story of the over 200 kidnapped, raped and murdered young women of Ju��rez, Mexico. The murders first came to light in 1993 and young women continue to "disappear" to this day without any hope of bringing the perpetrators to justice. Who are these women from all walks of life and why are they getting murdered so brutally? Representatives of the Mexican Solidarity Network and of families of "lost" women will be present to discuss the situation and their work.

Sex, Power and the Media: Ann Simonton

Ann Simonton, dressed as a pimp, pumps a simulated ejaculation from a 16" golden dildo while reading pornography aloud in front of a convenience store in Santa Cruz, California that pledged not to but continued to sell Hustler magazine.

  • Thursday, April 10
  • Collis Common Ground
    7 pm
  • Cosponsored by the Rockefeller Center.

Founder of Media Watch, Simonton is one of the nation's leading authorities on the effects of media images and has travelled nationwide to present her compelling expose on the disturbing consequences of media images. She has been arrested and jailed 11 times for her courageous, non-violent and often humorous protests. She is the founder and Director of Media Watch, the organization behind the vociferous and flamboyant MYTH California Protest, foe of the entire Miss America Program. Simonton is a former top model who appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated and Seventeen, and on the pages of Glamour, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Women's Day, Bride and many other national magazines. She also appeared on dozens of national television commercials before turning her back on this lucrative career to dedicate her life to exposing commercial media's bias. Media Watch exists to challenge racism, sexism and violence in the media through education and action. See

The Real World: Dartmouth

  • Friday, April 11
  • Alumni Hall
    8 pm

Student performance evening, including Sheba, the Decibelles, Dog Day Players, a slide show, a performance piece exploring gender relations on campus, and more.

"Be A Man"

Don McPherson, ex pro-football star who's parlayed his superstar credibility into speaking engagements with thousands of people - especially male athletes and college students - to talk about sexual violence, male privilege, and the culture that breeds them.

  • Monday, April 14
  • 105 Dartmouth Hall
    8 pm

Former NFL quarterback Don McPherson

To everyone around him, former NFL quarterback Don McPherson was "the man." But Don says he didn't become a real man until he gave up his football career. Now Don is one of the men leading a movement challenging men to take responsibility for inappropriate male behavior. He helps men open up about sex, relationships and their emotions. Sponsored by the Men's Project. See:

Sponsored by The Men's Project. Cosponsored by the Bildner Endowment for Inter-group Relations, the Dartmouth College Athletic Department, the Interfraternity Council, Phi Tau, Bones Gate, Chi Gamma Epsilon, Chi Heorot, Kappa Delta Epsilon, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Delta, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Alpha Chi Alpha, Alpha Chi Delta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Alpha Phi Alpha.

"You Don't Know What I Got"

"It was that real sexual thing going haywire."
Myrtle Stedman, architect/philosopher

  • Thursday, April 17
  • Collis Common Ground
    7 pm

Produced and directed by Linda Duvoisin, this documentary is about five individuals from radically different walks of life who share one common trait - the ability to articulate their experience. Through their interwoven stories of love, sex, work and God the film brings to light a universal expression of the human spirit. Features interviews with Julie Brunzell, Ani DiFranco, Linda Finney, Myrtle Stedman, and Jimmie Woodruff. See Producer/director Duvoisin will join the audience for a discussion following the screening.

SAAM 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 co-sponsors 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-SAAM 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. 

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: April 2002

Last Updated: 9/12/13