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Sexual Assault Awareness Month – April 2021

Date/Time/PlaceEvent
Thursday, April 1
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Zoom
Know the Signs: Date Rape Drugs
Brenda Doolittle, Forensic Program Coordinator for the Aurora Medical Center Oshkosh/Crime lab collaboration presentation will provide an overview of date rape drugs and how to recognize them in your body.
*A recording of this event will be available.
Friday, April 2
12:00-1:00 p.m.

Registration Link
Bystander Intervention 2.0: Conflict De-escalation
If you’ve already taken our Bystander Intervention training and you’re looking to go deeper into how to directly intervene and de-escalate conflict: this training is for you. Conflict de-escalation requires patience, a willingness to listen, and an ability to see the humanity in everyone, even those we don’t agree with or who seek to hurt us. Using Hollaback!’s Observe-Breathe-Connect methodology, we’ll learn how to identify potential conflict before it escalates using our “pyramid of escalation” and how to assess whether intervening is the right action for you. We’ll talk about specific biases that are increasing conflict, harassment, and violence during COVID19 — and the role of implicit and explicit bias in conflict. We’ll also learn how to connect with others by validating and de-escalating their feelings — even if we don’t understand them or agree with them. We’ll have time at the end to practice using real-life scenarios.
Sponsored by Hollaback! And Asian Americans Advancing Justice.
Friday, April 2
1:00-3:00 p.m.

Virtual Link
The Bystander Imperative: Moving Beyond Midwest Nice with Nick Daily
In this session, participants will learn about personal, professional, and organizational equity dimensions. They will identify their personal roadblocks to being active bystanders when witnessing microaggressions. Additionally, they will learn key concepts, history, and research related to why we don't act. Participants will also analyze campus and department culture and practices evaluating preparedness to meet The Bystander Imperative. Lastly, participants will take the foundations of their knowledge from thought to action. Together, we will learn and practice techniques to intervene in microaggressive situations and develop a personal response phrase. The session will conclude with participants building communities of accountability for continued learning and future practice intervening.
Sponsored by Reeve Union Diversity and Inclusion Programs.
Friday, April 2
4:00-5:00 p.m.

Registration Link
How to Respond to Harassment for People Experiencing Anti-Asian/American Harassment
After attending our bystander intervention trainings, many Asian/Americans want to know -- how do I take care of myself when I experience harassment? If that's a question you're asking -- this training is for you.

During this one-hour, highly interactive training you'll learn Hollaback!'s methodology for responding to harassment: 1) Trust your Instincts, 2) Reclaim Your Space, and 3) Practice Resilience. You'll learn how your identities can shape your experience of harassment and the impact that harassment has on you and your community as a whole. We'll talk about what to look for when assessing your safety, and how to determine if responding in the moment is the right action or not. We'll also take a deep dive into how to build your resilience on an individual, interpersonal, organizational, community, and societal front. You'll leave with new tools on how to respond to harassment, whether your response is in the moment while that harassment is happening or long-term.
Sponsored by Hollaback! And Asian Americans Advancing Justice.
Monday, April 5
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Registration Link
Bystander Intervention to Stop Anti-Asian/American and Xenophobic Harassment
Anti-Asian/American and xenophobic harassment are on the rise across the US -- and the world. In this virtual workshop hosted on zoom, and co-sponsored by Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC) and Hollaback!, we'll learn how you can intervene effectively as a bystander without ever compromising your safety.
Monday, April 5
12:40 - 1:40 p.m.

Virtual Link
Ask an Advocate: UW Oshkosh
Join us to learn about the role of a victim/survivor advocate from different agencies around the region. This event is intended to raise awareness about victim/survivor advocate services and to foster discussion about how to best support victims/survivors of sexual violence/assault/abuse. Featured agency: UW Oshkosh.
Monday, April 5
3:00-4:30 p.m.

Virtual Link
D&I DocuSeries: Coded Bias
Modern society sits at the intersection of two crucial questions: What does it mean when artificial intelligence increasingly governs our liberties? And what are the consequences for the people AI is biased against? When MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini discovers that most facial-recognition software does not accurately identify darker-skinned faces and the faces of women, she delves into an investigation of widespread bias in algorithms. As it turns out, artificial intelligence is not neutral, and women are leading the charge to ensure our civil rights are protected.
Sponsored by Reeve Union Diversity and Inclusion Programs.
Monday, April 5
5:00-6:00 p.m.

Registration Link
The event will also be live on Facebook.
Virtual Opening - The Battlefields of Memory
Join us for a virtual opening of The Cia Siab in Wisconsin Exhibit. The hour will be filled with community discussions, introducing and welcoming community organizations that have supported the exhibit, and a chance to meet the team.

About the Exhibit (Available April 5-23, 2021 in the Annex Gallery):
America’s Secret War in Laos was a covert military intervention (1964-1973). Unlike the Vietnam War that was known to the American public, the Secret War has remained an unknown history in the American memory. However, the HMoob, whose relocation to the U.S. was a direct product of that war, this history is alive in HMoob memory: refugee artifacts, objects carried from Laos to the U.S., everyday objects that bare witness to the struggle of living in the U.S. as refugees, and the things that offer HMoob resilience and healing. It is in the traces of memory and its battlefields that marginalized communities like the HMoob work to reconcile the erasure of their history and to find healing from that trauma. In this exhibit, you will enter a bedroom that will invite you into the private and intimate spaces of memory. You will encounter artifacts that testify to the consequences of America’s Secret War. And lastly, you will interact with objects that speak to human resilience. This is a community-based and community-led exhibit in partnership with the HMoob community organizations throughout Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Historical Society.
Tuesday, April 6
10:00-11:30 a.m.

Facebook Live
Intimate Pleasure is Still Possible After Sexual Assault
Presented by Erde, Sex and Intimacy Coach and Owner, Nerde Brands as part of our Survivors & Allies From Home Series. According to Health.com, up to 94% of sexual assault survivors experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. Unfortunately, there is still significant societal shame and a stigma surrounding sexual assault that prevents many survivors from experiencing intimacy after trauma. However, learning to have a happy, healthy sex life after sexual assault is possible. Erde, an intimacy coach, will give you actionable tips that you can apply immediately.
Hosted by the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault (WCASA).
Tuesday, April 6
1:00-2:00 p.m.

Registration Link
Bystander Intervention to Stop Anti-Asian/American and Xenophobic Harassment
Anti-Asian/American and xenophobic harassment are on the rise across the US -- and the world. In this virtual workshop hosted on zoom, and co-sponsored by Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC) and Hollaback!, we'll learn how you can intervene effectively as a bystander without ever compromising your safety.
Tuesday, April 6
2:00-3:30 p.m.

Facebook Live
HIV and nPEP: An Advocate’s Role
Presented by Amanda Schumacher, Sexual Assault Program Director, Family Support Center. This webinar will introduce strategies for advocates helping people who have experienced sexual assault navigate healthcare options and decisions related to HIV. From gaining confidence in discussing the purpose of nPEP and assisting with access and adherence needs, to better understanding the intersecting trauma dynamics for survivors living with HIV, we will focus on using plain language and empowering communication to reduce the stigma, discomfort, and fear that can keep survivors from receiving support around HIV.
Hosted by the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault (WCASA).
Tuesday, April 6
6:00-7:30 p.m.

Registration Link
Dr. Ia Xiong: "Healing Hmong Experiences of Historical Trauma"
Come join a conversation with Dr. Ia Xiong on Hmong historical trauma and the possibilities of healing for our community. Dr. Ia Xiong is a licensed psychologist with a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. She specializes in multicultural issues and trauma-informed care. Her work focuses on historical trauma experiences in the Hmong community and managing stress through mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques. She is a 2019 Bush Fellow and committed to advancing culturally appropriate mental health services for the Hmong. In her free time, she loves to write and travel. In addition, she is a proud mama of two.
Tuesday, April 6
6:00-7:30 p.m.
ASTOP Virtual Trivia Night
Family-friendly trivia night held via Zoom! Please contact intern@astop.org to register and receive access to the link. Donations are appreciated, but not required to attend.
Tuesday, April 6
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Reeve 227BC
The Gray Zone: A Conversation on Consent, Empowerment & Societal Pressures
Join us for a conversation on consent, empowerment, & societal pressures! Although consent should be explicitly obvious, sometimes it falls into this “gray” zone. Together we will explore what makes consent feel gray, and how to navigate it.
Wednesday, April 7
11:00 a.m.

Facebook link
RAINN Day Consent Conversations: Survivors Share
This year, RAINN Day will be held on Thursday, April 8, 2021. This is an annual day of awareness and action about sexual violence held on college campuses around the country during Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.

RAINN Day Consent Conversations: Survivors Share, is a Facebook and YouTube panel discussion with campus sexual assault survivors from the RAINN Speakers Bureau.
Wednesday, April 7
11:00-12:00 p.m.

Registration Link
Stand Up Against Street Harassment Public Training
In 2021, Hollaback!, L’Oréal Paris, the NYC Commission on Gender Equity, and the NYC Mayor's Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence join forces to ensure everyone’s self-worth, leveraging Hollaback!’s 5D’s methodology to help people safely intervene when they experience or witness harassment in public spaces. Through this 1 hour training we use a clear, adaptable, and expert-approved set of tools that have been proven to reduce the prevalence of street harassment. The goal of the Stand Up program is to train 40,000 New Yorkers before the end of 2021 and ultimately build a culture where street harassment is seen as unacceptable behavior.
Sponsored by Hollaback!
Wednesday, April 7
11:00-1:00 p.m.

Virtual Link
UW Oshkosh Bystander Intervention Training
How to intervene in unsafe, or uncomfortable, situations to improve safety and inclusion – Open to all students, staff and faculty.
Wednesday, April 7
12:40-1:40 p.m.

Virtual Link
How to Support a Victim/Survivor
What do you say to a friend who shares that they have been sexually assaulted? What are some strategies for supporting them in their healing journey? Join us for a discussion of trauma-informed strategies for supporting victims/survivors of sexual violence.
Wednesday, April 7
2:00-3:00 p.m.

Registration Link
Bystander Intervention to Stop Anti-Asian/American and Xenophobic Harassment
Anti-Asian/American and xenophobic harassment are on the rise across the US -- and the world. In this virtual workshop hosted on zoom, and co-sponsored by Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC) and Hollaback!, we'll learn how you can intervene effectively as a bystander without ever compromising your safety.
Wednesday, April 7
7:00-8:15 p.m.

Virtual Link
Alicia Garza, Principal at Black Futures Lab, Author of “The Purpose of Power” & Co-founder of The Black Lives Matter Global Network
Alicia believes that Black communities deserve what all communities deserve -- to be powerful in every aspect of their lives. An author, political strategist, organizer, and cheeseburger enthusiast, Alicia founded the Black Futures Lab to make Black communities powerful in politics. She is the co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, serves as the Strategy & Partnerships Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and is a co-founder of Supermajority, a new home for women’s activism. Alicia has become a powerful voice in the media and frequently contributes thoughtful opinion pieces and expert commentary on politics, race and more to outlets such as MSNBC and The New York Times. She has received numerous accolades and recognitions, including being on the cover of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in the World issue and being named to Bloomberg's 50 and Politico's 50 lists. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book, The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart (One World Penguin Random House), and she warns you -- hashtags don’t start movements. People do.
Co-sponsored by the Student Organization of Latinos, Women’s Advocacy Council, University Speaker Series, Pepsi Fund, Women’s Center, LGBTQ+ Resource Center, Black Student Union, SIRT, and Social Justice Club.
Thursday, April 8
8:00 p.m.

Facebook link
RAINN Day Consent Conversations: Survivors Share
This year, RAINN Day will be held on Thursday, April 8, 2021. This is an annual day of awareness and action about sexual violence held on college campuses around the country during Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.

Won’t Stay Quiet: A RAINN Day Celebration for Survivors on Facebook and YouTube. Special guests and musical performances in honor of survivors and in celebration of student leaders fighting for change on college campuses. Performers include Jade Bird, Fletcher, Lindsay Ell, and more!
Thursday, April 8
12:00-1:00 p.m.

Registration Link
Bystander Intervention to Stop Anti-Asian/American and Xenophobic Harassment
Anti-Asian/American and xenophobic harassment are on the rise across the US -- and the world. In this virtual workshop hosted on zoom, and co-sponsored by Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC) and Hollaback!, we'll learn how you can intervene effectively as a bystander without ever compromising your safety.
Thursday, April 8
7:00-8:30 p.m.

Virtual Link
The Gray Zone: A Conversation on Consent, Empowerment & Societal Pressures
Join us for a conversation on consent, empowerment, & societal pressures! Although consent should be explicitly obvious, sometimes it falls into this “gray” zone. Together we will explore what makes consent feel gray, and how to navigate it.
Friday, April 9
4:00-6:00 p.m.

Reeve 227A
SAAM Crafternoon
Crafting is a great way to relax into the weekend! There will be various crafts available to complete. You could create a Survivor Love Letter collage, decorate a denim patch for Denim Day, or color a SAAM coloring page.
Co-sponsored with the Reeve Union Board.
Monday, April 12
10:00-11:30 a.m.

Facebook Live
Narrando Historias como Herramienta de Sanación
Presentado por Jorge Vidal, Latinos Unidos por la Paz y la Equidad (LUPE) El trauma sexual puede influir en cómo negociamos, celebramos y tomamos decisiones sobre el sexo. Para entender que tan complicado puede ser el tomar decisiones, los profesionales deben ofrecer espacio para la narración. En esta conversación, Jorge compartirá fragmentos de su historia, las barreras que impiden el ser escuchado y la libertad que ha descubierto al hablar con la verdad.
Hosted by the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault (WCASA).
Monday, April 12
12:40-1:40 p.m.

Virtual Link
Ask an Advocate: SACC Fox Cities
Join us to learn about the role of a victim/survivor advocate from different agencies around the region. This event is intended to raise awareness about victim/survivor advocate services and to foster discussion about how to best support victims/survivors of sexual violence/assault/abuse. Featured agency: Fox Cities Sexual Assault Crisis Center
Monday, April 12
2:00-3:00 p.m.

Registration Link
Stand Up Against Street Harassment Public Training during International Anti-Street Harassment Week
In 2021, Hollaback!, L’Oréal Paris, the NYC Commission on Gender Equity, and the NYC Mayor's Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence join forces to ensure everyone’s self-worth, leveraging Hollaback!’s 5D’s methodology to help people safely intervene when they experience or witness harassment in public spaces. Through this 1 hour training we use a clear, adaptable, and expert-approved set of tools that have been proven to reduce the prevalence of street harassment. The goal of the Stand Up program is to train 40,000 New Yorkers before the end of 2021 and ultimately build a culture where street harassment is seen as unacceptable behavior.
Sponsored by Hollaback!
Monday, April 12
7:00-8:00 p.m.

Virtual Link
Amanda Nguyen, 2019 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and the CEO and Founder of Rise
Amanda Nguyen is the CEO and founder of Rise, a social movement accelerator. She is a 2019 Nobel Peace Prize nominee. Nguyen penned her own civil rights into existence and unanimously passed the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights, after having to navigate the broken criminal justice system after her own rape. 27 bills protecting more than 72 million sexual violence survivors have been created modeled off of her federal law. The federal law was the 21st bill in modern US history to pass unanimously on the record. She has been named a Forbes 30 Under 30, a Top 100 Leading Global Thinker by Foreign Policy, a Young Woman of the Year by Marie Claire, and The Tempest’s #1 Woman of Color Trailblazer. Previously, Nguyen was appointed by President Barack Obama to the United States Department of State as his Deputy White House Liaison and served at NASA. Nguyen, the daughter of Vietnamese refugees, graduated from Harvard University.
Tuesday, April 13
10:00-11:00 a.m.

Registration Link
En Español: Stand Up Against Street Harassment Public Training during International Anti-Street Harassment Week
In 2021, Hollaback!, L’Oréal Paris, the NYC Commission on Gender Equity, and the NYC Mayor's Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence join forces to ensure everyone’s self-worth, leveraging Hollaback!’s 5D’s methodology to help people safely intervene when they experience or witness harassment in public spaces. Through this 1 hour training we use a clear, adaptable, and expert-approved set of tools that have been proven to reduce the prevalence of street harassment. The goal of the Stand Up program is to train 40,000 New Yorkers before the end of 2021 and ultimately build a culture where street harassment is seen as unacceptable behavior.
Sponsored by Hollaback!
Tuesday, April 13
10:00-11:00 a.m.

Facebook Live
Storytelling as Healing
Sexual trauma can influence how we negotiate, celebrate, and make decisions around sex. To understand the complexity of decision-making, practitioners must make space for storytelling. In this conversation, Jorge will share pieces of his story, what hinders listening, and the freedom that he has discovered in truth-telling.
Hosted by the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault (WCASA).
Wednesday, April 14
12:00-1:00 p.m.

Training Link
“How to Help a Student” – Suicide Prevention Training for Faculty & Staff
Hosted by the UW Oshkosh Counseling Center.
Wednesday, April 14
2:00-3:00 p.m.

Training Link
“How to Help a Friend” – Suicide Prevention Training for Students
Hosted by the UW Oshkosh Counseling Center.
Wednesday, April 14
3:00-4:00 p.m.

Registration Link
Stand Up Against Street Harassment Public Training during International Anti-Street Harassment Week
In 2021, Hollaback!, L’Oréal Paris, the NYC Commission on Gender Equity, and the NYC Mayor's Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence join forces to ensure everyone’s self-worth, leveraging Hollaback!’s 5D’s methodology to help people safely intervene when they experience or witness harassment in public spaces. Through this 1 hour training we use a clear, adaptable, and expert-approved set of tools that have been proven to reduce the prevalence of street harassment. The goal of the Stand Up program is to train 40,000 New Yorkers before the end of 2021 and ultimately build a culture where street harassment is seen as unacceptable behavior.
Sponsored by Hollaback!
Wednesday, April 14
5:00 p.m.

Facebook Link
Twelfth Annual LGBTQ+ Ally March
On this day, we celebrate all who are queerly diverse and all who are dedicated to making our schools, communities, nation, and world safer and more accepting of sexuality and gender diversity. Join us in celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community and learn how to better ally with this community. Our program will be a video streamed on our Facebook page, and the “march” will take place in the comments on our page. Tell us how you ally and post pictures in your LGBTQ+ Ally March Tees!
Sponsored by the UWO LGBTQ+ Resource Center
Wednesday, April 14
5:30-6:30 p.m.

Registration Link
Bystander Intervention to Stop Anti-Asian/American and Xenophobic Harassment
Anti-Asian/American and xenophobic harassment are on the rise across the US -- and the world. In this virtual workshop hosted on zoom, and co-sponsored by Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC) and Hollaback!, we'll learn how you can intervene effectively as a bystander without ever compromising your safety.
Wednesday, April 14
7:00-8:00 p.m.

Registration Link
Pajdee Yang: A Journey of #Becoming
Join this conversation about meditation, mental health, and healing in the HMong community with Pajdee Yang.

Pajdee Yang, CEO & Founder of EmPajwer Meditations. Pajdee has been practicing meditation for over half a decade. She discovered it soon after her epiphany of what she believed was Nirvana (absolute bliss) during her first experiences with yoga. That was when it opened the doors to her spiritual awakening and was what guided her to discover meditation. Pajdee believes that meditation was one of the few forms that saved her life while struggling with her mental well-being.

Creating, guiding, and sharing meditations has become a crucial part to her life purpose. Pajdee also advocates for self-growth and stepping outside one's comfort zone. That was a major reason why she decided to immerse herself into pageantry and then fortunately, got appointed USOA's Miss Minnesota 2020. She believes that there's no epitome to growth and the sky isn't the limit, it's simply only the view.
Thursday, April 15
12:00-1:00 p.m.

Registration Link
En Español: Stand Up Against Street Harassment Public Training during International Anti-Street Harassment Week
In 2021, Hollaback!, L’Oréal Paris, the NYC Commission on Gender Equity, and the NYC Mayor's Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence join forces to ensure everyone’s self-worth, leveraging Hollaback!’s 5D’s methodology to help people safely intervene when they experience or witness harassment in public spaces. Through this 1 hour training we use a clear, adaptable, and expert-approved set of tools that have been proven to reduce the prevalence of street harassment. The goal of the Stand Up program is to train 40,000 New Yorkers before the end of 2021 and ultimately build a culture where street harassment is seen as unacceptable behavior.
Sponsored by Hollaback!
Thursday, April 15
5:00-6:00 p.m.

Registration Link
How to Respond to Harassment for People Experiencing Anti-Asian/American Harassment
After attending our bystander intervention trainings, many Asian/Americans want to know -- how do I take care of myself when I experience harassment? If that's a question you're asking -- this training is for you.

During this one-hour, highly interactive training you'll learn Hollaback!'s methodology for responding to harassment: 1) Trust your Instincts, 2) Reclaim Your Space, and 3) Practice Resilience. You'll learn how your identities can shape your experience of harassment and the impact that harassment has on you and your community as a whole. We'll talk about what to look for when assessing your safety, and how to determine if responding in the moment is the right action or not. We'll also take a deep dive into how to build your resilience on an individual, interpersonal, organizational, community, and societal front. You'll leave with new tools on how to respond to harassment, whether your response is in the moment while that harassment is happening or long-term.
Sponsored by Hollaback! And Asian Americans Advancing Justice.
Friday, April 16
9:00-10:00 a.m.

Registration Link
Stand Up Against Street Harassment Public Training during International Anti-Street Harassment Week
In 2021, Hollaback!, L’Oréal Paris, the NYC Commission on Gender Equity, and the NYC Mayor's Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence join forces to ensure everyone’s self-worth, leveraging Hollaback!’s 5D’s methodology to help people safely intervene when they experience or witness harassment in public spaces. Through this 1 hour training we use a clear, adaptable, and expert-approved set of tools that have been proven to reduce the prevalence of street harassment. The goal of the Stand Up program is to train 40,000 New Yorkers before the end of 2021 and ultimately build a culture where street harassment is seen as unacceptable behavior.
Sponsored by Hollaback!
Friday, April 16
5:00-8:00 p.m.

Student Rec & Wellness Center - Outdoor Adventure Center
Bike, Roll, or Stroll Against Street Harassment
Catcalls, sexually explicit comments, sexist remarks, homophobic slurs, groping, leering, stalking, flashing, and assault. Most women and some men will face gender-based street harassment by strangers in their life. Street harassment limits people's mobility and access to public spaces. It is a form of gender violence and takes away the joy from outdoor adventures. Join the Student Recreation and Wellness Center's (SRWC) Outdoor Adventure Center (OAC), Women’s Center, and LGBTQ+ Resource Center to reclaim the great outdoors from street harassment! No need to sign up in advance; just show up anytime at the OAC. All equipment is provided by the OAC for students, while supplies last. Staff and community members are welcome to join and bring their own equipment.
Sponsored by Student Recreation and Wellness, Women’s Center, and LGBTQ+ Resource Center.
Saturday, April 17
1:00-2:00 p.m.

Registration Link
Stand Up Against Street Harassment Public Training during International Anti-Street Harassment Week
In 2021, Hollaback!, L’Oréal Paris, the NYC Commission on Gender Equity, and the NYC Mayor's Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence join forces to ensure everyone’s self-worth, leveraging Hollaback!’s 5D’s methodology to help people safely intervene when they experience or witness harassment in public spaces. Through this 1 hour training we use a clear, adaptable, and expert-approved set of tools that have been proven to reduce the prevalence of street harassment. The goal of the Stand Up program is to train 40,000 New Yorkers before the end of 2021 and ultimately build a culture where street harassment is seen as unacceptable behavior.
Sponsored by Hollaback!
Monday, April 19
12:40-1:40 p.m.

Virtual Link
Ask an Advocate: Reach Counseling
Join us to learn about the role of a victim/survivor advocate from different agencies around the region. This event is intended to raise awareness about victim/survivor advocate services and to foster discussion about how to best support victims/survivors of sexual violence/assault/abuse. Featured agency: Reach Counseling
Tuesday, April 20
10:00-11:00 a.m.

Facebook Live
Loud 'n Unchained: Healing Through Poetry
T. S. Banks is a community organizer, disability justice and mental wellness advocate, poet, and playwright from Madison, WI. A First Wave Scholar and graduate of UW Madison. He is the Founder of Loud ‘N UnChained Theater Co. Which is also home to LNU Black Theater Festival premiering spring 2021. As a Black, trans and queer person with a disability, T believes the Movement for Black Lives must be intersectional and deeply connected to the struggle to end patriarchy and ableism; specifically as it manifests as violence against Black trans and disabled folks. His work also addresses visioning for Black Power, a critique of the medical-industrial complex, psychiatric violence, sanism, Queer Justice, Trans Justice, Disability Justice, and cross-movement solidarity.
Hosted by the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault (WCASA).
Tuesday, April 20
1:00-2:00 p.m.

Registration Link
Bystander Intervention to Stop Anti-Asian/American and Xenophobic Harassment
Anti-Asian/American and xenophobic harassment are on the rise across the US -- and the world. In this virtual workshop hosted on zoom, and co-sponsored by Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC) and Hollaback!, we'll learn how you can intervene effectively as a bystander without ever compromising your safety.
Tuesday, April 20
6:00-7:30 p.m.

Virtual Link
Speaker Series: Gerardo Lopez
Gerardo Lopez, a.k.a., Clever, has been working in gang intervention since 1998. Formerly of the notorious MS-13 from Los Angeles, Lopez escaped gang life and works to keep at-risk youth from making the same mistakes. Currently Gerardo serves as the Executive Director of Homies Unidos- Denver. He works with youth on a daily basis doing gang intervention/prevention and talking to them about his history with gang violence, and how he was able to overcome the odds and leave that life behind www.homiesunidosdenver.org
Sponsored by University Speaker Series and Men of Color and Latino/a Hispanic Initiatives.
Wednesday, April 21
12:00-1:00 p.m.

Event link
UW Oshkosh Bystander Intervention Training
How to intervene in unsafe, or uncomfortable, situations to improve safety and inclusion – Open to all students, staff and faculty.
Wednesday, April 21
12:40-1:40 p.m.

Virtual Link
Overview of Forensic Nursing at ThedaCare
Dr. Laura Smolinski, UWO College of Nursing and Forensic Nurse, and Leah Eckhart, Forensic Nursing Program Coordinator, will provide an overview of forensic nursing/SANE services at ThedaCare. There will be opportunity for questions.
Wednesday, April 21
Time TBD

Link Forthcoming
Sexual Assault in the Muslim World
Haya Khateeb, Victim/Survivor Advocate at Reach Counseling, will share about sexual assault in the Muslim world and how we can all better support Muslim victims/survivors.
Wednesday, April 21
3:00-4:00 p.m.

Registration Link
Bystander Intervention 2.0: Conflict De-escalation
If you’ve already taken our Bystander Intervention training and you’re looking to go deeper into how to directly intervene and de-escalate conflict: this training is for you. Conflict de-escalation requires patience, a willingness to listen, and an ability to see the humanity in everyone, even those we don’t agree with or who seek to hurt us. Using Hollaback!’s Observe-Breathe-Connect methodology, we’ll learn how to identify potential conflict before it escalates using our “pyramid of escalation” and how to assess whether intervening is the right action for you. We’ll talk about specific biases that are increasing conflict, harassment, and violence during COVID19 — and the role of implicit and explicit bias in conflict. We’ll also learn how to connect with others by validating and de-escalating their feelings — even if we don’t understand them or agree with them. We’ll have time at the end to practice using real-life scenarios.
Sponsored by Hollaback! And Asian Americans Advancing Justice.
Wednesday, April 21
6:00 p.m.

Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 868 3235 0230
Passcode: Oshkosh
Retaking Our Story: Reframing the Sexual Assault Conversation
It only took one letter to redefine Tim’s life forever. With a photograph and a few accompanying words, Tim was faced with the evidence of an experience he had no memory of – he learned he was a victim of sexual assault. Not only did he have to come to grips with this new reality, but he also had to face the nightmare of being stalked and blackmailed. After struggling in shame and silence, over time he came to realize something—this was his story to tell, and by telling it, he could take ownership of it.

After years of silence, Tim wrote about his experience, and thousands read about his secret. He wasn’t prepared for the response – he heard back from hundreds. By opening up the conversation on this sensitive topic, he discovered he had the power to redefine his outlook and made it his mission to empower others to do the same.

In this keynote, Tim leads a deep and vulnerable conversation on the delicate topic of sexual assault drawing from his original research, personal experiences, and years of advocacy across the country. Tim will help your communities understand the background needed to facilitate productive conversations on sexual assault, resources to assist in the survivor recovery process, and how the power of our personal and community action can be utilized in prevention. Students will leave feeling empowered to create a culture of compassion while realistically facing an issue prevalent on campuses across the country. This program is federally compliant with Title IX guidelines and regularly updated to address emerging research in sexual violence prevention.
Sponsored by CARE.
Thursday, April 22
All day

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#SurvivorLoveLetter
Help us flood the internet with love letters for survivors of sexual assault. Whether you’re a survivor or an ally, we invite you to write your own love letter to a survivor in your life and post it to social media with #SurvivorLoveLetter. Learn more about the national project here or here.
Thursday, April 22
5:00-6:00 p.m.

Virtual Link
UWO Sexual and Interpersonal Violence Specific Bystander Intervention Training
UWO’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Grant Program Coordinator Shannon Meeks will launch the newly created bystander intervention training specific to sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, and stalking. Enhance your bystander intervention skills by attending this new training!
Thursday, April 22
5:00-8:00 p.m.
Denim Decorating at Blue Door Coffee Company (Campbellsport, WI)
Join ASTOP staff and supporters in decorating denim patches to show support for survivors of sexual violence. All art supplies will be provided, and decorated patches will be displayed in various locations across Fond du Lac, Green Lake, and Waushara Counties within the Sexual Assault Awareness Month/Denim Day displays.
Thursday, April 22
5:30-6:30 p.m.

Event Link
Earth Day Keynote: Dina Gilio-Whitaker, author of “As Long as Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock”
Dina Gilio-Whitaker (Colville Confederated Tribes) is a lecturer of American Indian Studies at California State University San Marcos, and an independent consultant and educator in environmental justice policy planning. She also works within the field of critical sports studies, examining the intersections of indigeneity and the sport of surfing. As a public intellectual, Dina brings her scholarship into focus as an award-winning journalist as well, contributing to numerous online outlets including Indian Country Today, the Los Angeles Times, High Country News and many more. Dina is co-author with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz of Beacon Press’s “All the Real Indians Died Off”: And 20 Other Myths About Native Americans (2016), and her most recent book, As Long as Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice from Colonization to Standing Rock, was released in 2019. Her talk will discuss highlights from As Long As Grass Grows and will includes a discussion of Indigenous traditional ecological knowledge.
Cosponsored by SIRT, the Intertribal Student Council, English Club, and Sigma Tau Delta.
Friday, April 23
1:50-3:20 p.m.

Virtual Link
Exploring the Impact of COVID-19 on Local Sexual Assault Service Providers
Sexual assault service providers are an integral part of a community’s response to and prevention of sexual assault. Executive Directors Amy Flanders, SACC Fox Cities, Kristen Trimberger, Reach Counseling, and Nicole Johnson, ASTOP, will share how the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact their agencies and how the community can rally to support these essential service providers.
Sponsored by the UW Oshkosh Division of Academic Support of Inclusive Excellence.
Saturday, April 24
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Registration Link
Hands on Oshkosh
UWO students will help organize the SAAM donation drive contributions so they are ready to be delivered to local sexual assault service providers. There are also other volunteer opportunities as part of this event.
Monday, April 26
12:40-1:40 p.m.

Event Link
Facebook Link
Ask an Advocate: ASTOP
Join us to learn about the role of a victim/survivor advocate from different agencies around the region. This event is intended to raise awareness about victim/survivor advocate services and to foster discussion about how to best support victims/survivors of sexual violence/assault/abuse. Featured agency: ASTOP
Monday, April 26
6:00-8:00 p.m.

Virtual Link
A link to watch the film will be available from April 22-28.
Facebook event
Discussion of “Unlearning Sex”
Therapists and prevention educators from Reach Counseling, ASTOP, and Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin will discuss the film and how they support victims/survivors in their healing journey.

About the documentary: Unlearning Sex is a feature documentary film that follows producer Zanah Thirus’s six-month journey through sexual trauma therapy and healing. In addition to audio clips from therapy, this film features interviews from trauma therapists, sex educators, and activists. Zanah's goal with this film is for people to learn about sexual assault, trauma, and sex education, while watching someone heal in real time.
Sponsored by UWO Student Recreation and Wellness, Women’s Center, CARE, WAC, Reach Counseling, Planned Parenthood, and ASTOP
Tuesday, April 27
10:00-10:30 a.m.

Facebook Event
The Ocean of Holy Love Experience
Vaughnceil Shepherd will present a concept called the Ocean of Holy Love Experience. In this session, participants will be guided through a visioning exercise that provides healing for a wide range of conditions and issues through soothing energy. Vaughnceil has been on her Reiki journey for 7 years as practitioner and since 2019 has been Reiki Master.
Hosted by the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault (WCASA).
Tuesday, April 27
3:00 p.m.

Location TBD
Yoga for Healing
Join Reach Youth and Teen Advocate and certified yoga instructor Noelle for a session of healing through yoga.
Wednesday, April 28
12:00-1:00 p.m.

Training link
“How to Help a Student” – Suicide Prevention Training for Faculty & Staff
Hosted by the UW Oshkosh Counseling Center.
Wednesday, April 28
2:00-3:00 p.m.

Training link
“How to Help a Friend” – Suicide Prevention Training for Students
Hosted by the UW Oshkosh Counseling Center.
Wednesday, April 28
5:00-6:00 p.m.

Virtual Link
Denim Day Story
The Dare2Know Campaign invites you to A Denim Day Story and virtual presentation with speakers from Priceless Incite.
Wednesday, April 28
6:30-8:00 p.m.

Virtual event
Facebook event
Planting, Growing, Healing
How can plant care also be self-care? What do you need to know in order to help your plants grow and thrive? Join Dr. Jessica Lucas, Assistant Professor of Biology, Volunteer Victim Advocate, and WAC Co-Advisor, for a conversation on how caring for plants can help us heal.
Thursday, April 29
10:00-11:00 a.m.

Virtual event
UWO Title IX Forum
Meet UWO’s new Title IX Coordinator, Amy Andersen, and learn about the Title IX process at UWO.
Thursday, April 29
2:00-3:00 p.m.

Registration link
Bystander Intervention to Stop Anti-Asian/American and Xenophobic Harassment
Anti-Asian/American and xenophobic harassment are on the rise across the US -- and the world. In this virtual workshop hosted on zoom, and co-sponsored by Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC) and Hollaback!, we'll learn how you can intervene effectively as a bystander without ever compromising your safety.
Thursday, April 29
3:45-4:45 p.m.

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Articulating and Enacting Black Disability Politics in the National Black Women’s Health Project
CRWG April 2021 Colloquium: Dr. Sami Schalk

As part of UW Madison’s Center for Research on Gender and Women (CRGW) 2020-2021 Colloquium Series, UW-Madison Professor of Gender and Women's Studies Dr. Sami Schalk will give a talk called “Articulating and Enacting Black Disability Politics in the National Black Women’s Health Project.”
Friday, April 30
2:00-4:00 p.m.

Virtual link
Facebook event
The Dilemma of Desire
A provocative new film helping to normalize dialogue about female sexuality. The film follows diverse, intergenerational stories of women who are shattering lies about female sexual desire, bodies and power. Artist Sophia Wallace dismantles sexual “phallusy” with her groundbreaking “cliteracy” project, proving that the clitoris is as fundamental to female orgasm as it is to gender equality. Neuroscientist Dr. Stacey Dutton is committed to studying the biology of the clitoris after encountering its erasure in major anatomy textbooks. Dr. Lisa Diamond applies her 20 years of research to help students understand the implications of sexual well-being for physical and mental health. Industrial designer Ti Chang creates innovative and elegant vibrators to combat a male-dominated industry which trivializes female pleasure. The film also spotlights young women of color as they unlearn harmful mythologies in order to reclaim their sexual and personal empowerment. THE DILEMMA OF DESIRE makes the case that the way women are viewed sexually in the world cannot be separated from the way they are treated. Sexual freedom is central to the promise of human dignity, self-determination, and equality.
Thank you to Polk Library for purchasing this film.