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Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Week at Metropolitan State April 17-20

The Women’s and LGBTQ Student Resources Center presents Sexual Assault and Awareness Prevention, which will will run from April 17 to April 20.  For information on each event, please check out the poster below.  Hope to see you there to help create safety and awareness for all on the Metropolitan State campus!

SAAP Week 2017 Poster 2

 

 

 

April 4–8: Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Week

Sexual violence is unacceptable but far too often it is accepted as part of cultural or societal norms the world over. How do we change these norms? It starts with respect and understanding. It starts when one person decides to speak up and others follow that cue. It starts with all of us. This year, Metropolitan State is participating in It’s On Us, a national public awareness campaign to help prevent campus sexual assault.

Melanie DeMore
Vocalist Melanie DeMore performs Thursday, April 7.

Metropolitan State University is committed to providing an environment free of sexual violence. Events this week include several opportunities to sign a pledge to end sexual violence, movie screenings and a chance to hear an outstanding vocal activist. Events are co-sponsored with Student Life Leadership and Development, Student Affairs and Affirmative Action and Join the university in preventing sexual violence by attending campus events April 4–8. Download the flyer.  See the schedule below.

 

Monday, April 4

Time Location Event
11 a.m.–1 p.m. Great Hall, Saint Paul Campus Sign the pledge to end sexual violence and get prevention resources. Counseling Services will be conducting trauma screening.
4–6 p.m. Common Space, Management Education Center Sign the pledge to end sexual violence and get prevention resources.
5–7 p.m. Student Center, Saint Paul Campus Movie screening of the documentary Hunting Ground. Roundtable discussion to follow.

Tuesday, April 5

Time Location Event
Noon–1 p.m. Science Education Center, Saint Paul Campus Sign the pledge to end sexual violence and get prevention resources.
1–3 p.m. Student Center, Saint Paul Campus Movie screening of the documentary Hunting Ground. Roundtable discussion to follow.
3–5 p.m. Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Education Center Sign the pledge to end sexual violence and get prevention resources.

Wednesday, April 6

Time Location Event
3­–5 p.m. Library and Learning Center, Saint Paul Campus Sign the pledge to end sexual violence and get prevention resources.
5–7 p.m. Student Center, Saint Paul Campus Sexual violence support and advocate training with survivor Sarah Super.          E-mail kelly.vonruden @metrostate.edu to register. Dinner is provided for participants.

Thursday, April 7

Time Location Event
3­–4 p.m. Student Center, Saint Paul Campus Sign the pledge to end sexual violence and get prevention resources.
5–7 p.m. Student Center, Saint Paul Campus Sexual violence awareness and prevention event featuring volcalist Melanie DeMore and victims sharing their stories.

Friday, April 8

Time Location Event
3­–5 p.m. Midway Center Sign the pledge to end sexual violence and get prevention resources.

 

Metropolitan State takes a stand against sexual violence

Over the past few months, Metropolitan State has been working to comply with federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination, including the requirements of the Title IX legislation.

According to Metropolitan State’s new sexual assault and violence prevention Web page:

  • The Title IX legislation applies to all aspects of academic programs, financial assistance and athletics, operated by recipients of federal financial assistance, as related to both education and employment.
  • The Title IX Act encompass actions that affect educational access and opportunities for students all, including sexual harassment, sexual violence, stalking, dating and intimate partner violence (dating and domestic violence).
  • Under the Title IX law the university has a duty to respond to acts of sexual violence, which includes providing information about reporting procedures, policy, support resources and campus contacts.

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