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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Posted 03/22/03

Events span April 6 - 18, 2003

Sexual Assault Awareness Month is sponsored by the Sexual Abuse Awareness Program. Co-sponsors include: the Center for Women and Gender, the Health Resources Department, the Programming Board, the Collis Governing Board, the Office of Black Students, and the Class of 2003. To cosponsor an event, e-mail

Below is a list of events during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Events span April 6-18.

Clothesline Project Display

Sunday, April 6-Friday, April 18
Collis Center
T-shirts will hang on a clothesline honoring and in remembrance of victims and survivors of sexual violence. The shirts will be made by members of the Dartmouth community. See for more information about the Clothesline Project. Consult the Center for Women and Gender Blitz bulletin for details about shirt-making workshops prior to the display.

Take Back the Night March

Monday, April 7
Gather in front of the Hopkins Center, 7 p.m.
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 was in San Francisco in 1978. For information, see


Senorita Extraviada, Missing Young Woman
Tuesday, April 8
Collis Common Ground
7 p.m.
This documentary film, by Lordes Portilla, tells the story of the more than 200 kidnapped, raped and murdered young women of Juárez, Mexico. The murders first came to light in 1993 and young women continue to disappear. Representatives of the Mexican Solidarity Network and of families of lost women will be present to discuss the situation and their work. See

Shout Out

Wednesday, April 9
Details to be announced. Dartmouth will participate in a National Sexual Violence Resource Center program.


Ann Simonton will deliver a lecture titled "Sex, Power and the Media" Thursday, April 10, at 7 p.m. She is the founder of Media Watch, an organization that works to explain the effect of media images on society.
(photo courtesy of Media Watch)

Sex, Power and the Media
Ann Simonton
Thursday, April 10
Collis Common Ground
7 p.m.
Founder of Media Watch, Simonton is one of the nation's leading authorities on the effects of media images and has traveled nationwide to present her expose on the consequences of media images. She has been arrested and jailed 11 times for her nonviolent and often humorous protests. Media Watch has been a foe of the Miss America program. Simonton is a former model who appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated and Seventeen, and on the pages of Glamour, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Women's Day, Bride and other national magazines. She also appeared in national television commercials before turning her back on this career to expose the commercial media's bias. Media Watch challenges racism, sexism and violence in the media through education and action.


The Real World: Dartmouth
Friday, April 11
Alumni Hall
8 p.m.
Student groups will perform, including Sheba, the Decibelles and Dog Day Players.

Be A Man

Don McPherson, Former NFL quarterback Don McPherson
Monday, April 14
Location to be announced
7 p.m.
McPherson says he didn't become a real man until he gave up his football career. Now he is one of the men leading a movement challenging men to take responsibility for inappropriate behavior. He helps men open up about sex, relationships and their emotions. The event is sponsored by the Men's Project.

Day Conference

Sexual Assault: Increasing Awareness in the Health Care Community
Wednesday, April 17
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Sexual assault has a tremendous impact on women's health, yet represents one of the most under-reported crimes in the United States. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and there is increasing recognition of the co-incidence of sexual assault and domestic violence.

Join us for a day with Ann Wolbert Burgess to discuss sexual assault issues and the forensics related to sexual assault. See this website for more information.


You Don't Know What I Got
Wednesday, April 17
Collis Common Ground
7 p.m.
Linda Duvoisin produced and directed a documentary about five people from radically different walks of life who share a common trait, the ability to articulate their experiences. Through their stories of love, sex, work and God, the film brings to light a universal expression of the human spirit. It features interviews with Julie Brunzell, Ani DiFranco, Linda Finney, Myrtle Stedman, and Jimmie Woodruff. See

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