T-shirts honoring and in remembrance of victims and survivors of sexual violence made by members of the Dartmouth community will be on display. T-shirt making workshop dates and locations.
See http://www.now.org/issues/violence/clothes.html for more information about the Clothesline Project.
A reception to celebrate the publication of Survivor Stories, a compilation of autobiographical stories about surviving sexual violence by members of the Dartmouth community. Food, drinks, live music and special recognition for those who have made the project possible.
A film and discussion concerning the sexual enslavement of up to 200,000 so-called "comfort women" during World War II by the Japanese Imperial Army. Is historical justice possible, and if so, could and should we seek it? What does this mean for ethnic and race relations, and gender roles in society? Come join Women of Color Collective, the Sexual Abuse Awareness Program, Amnesty International and Korean American Students Association as we explore the social, political and moral implications of these past atrocities, and what they mean for us today. Free dinner included.
Dr. David Lisak is an associate professor of psychology at the University of Massachusetts Boston and director of the Men’s Sexual Trauma Research Project. He conducts and supervises research on the causes and consequences of interpersonal violence. In particular, he has studied the motives and characteristics of "undetected" rapists – men who rape but who are never prosecuted. He also studies the long term effects of childhood abuse in adult men, and the relationship between early abuse and the later perpetration of interpersonal violence. His research has been published in leading journals in psychology, trauma and violence, and he is the editor of the journal, Psychology of Men and Masculinity. In addition to his research and teaching, Dr. Lisak is a consultant to judicial and prosecutor education programs across the country, he maintains a private practice specializing in the treatment of men, and serves as an expert witness in death penalty cases in which child abuse issues are raised.
While on campus, Lisak will also deliver a public presentation (see below), speak with student affairs adminstrators at a monthly issues and practices session, and deliver a Grand Rounds presentation at DHMC.
An exploration of what it means for men who do not and would not perpetrate sexual assault when those who do remain undetected.
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.
A Healing Fire will be ignited at WISE at 79 Hanover Street, Suite One, Lebanon, NH, to raise awareness of Sexual Violence Awareness Month and to give sexual violence survivors, advocates and supporters a forum to build community. For more information, contact WISE at 603-448-5922.
In many cultures, fire is used as a purifier, with the smoke symbolizing cleansing on physical, emotional and spiritual levels. Since its inception in 2002, Vermont’s Healing Fire initiative has grown to include eight such events throughout the state and in New Hampshire. For specific information about regional Healing Fires, contact the Vermont Network Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault at (802) 223-1302 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAAW is sponsored by the Sexual Abuse Awareness Program. Contact Abby.Tassel@Dartmouth.edu.
Last Updated: 9/17/08