Monday, February 6, 2017

Information Fair
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
CUSA Atrium

This is an excellent opportunity to pick up some much needed information about the services available on campus and within the community for survivors of sexual violence. Talk with one of Equity Service’s trained peer support volunteers and get connected to supports within your campus community.

GHB, Memory and Sexual Assault
Dr. Kari Sampsel, Medical Director of the Sexual Assault Partner Abuse Care Program
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
MacOdrum Library Room 235

This presentation from Dr. Kari Samsel MD, MSc, FRCPC DipForSci, an Ottawa physician, educator and Medical Director of Ottawa’s Sexual Assault Partner Abuse Care Program, will take place in the MacOdrum Library, Room 235 (please note, this session will take in Room 235, and not in the Discovery Centre, as was originally advertised). Join us for an important discussion about Sexual Assault and Date Rape Drugs.

Femme Talk
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (note: updated time)
BECS (UC Room 314)

Join us at BECS (UC Room 314) for an engaging and informative discussion.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Equity Services Presents a Mini-conference
Featuring Dr. Dawn Moore
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Discovery Centre (MacOdrum Library) Room 481

Students and faculty doing research on a subject relating to consent and sexual violence are invited to discuss their research and provide feedback! Join us in the Discovery Centre, Room 481 (MacOdrum Library) to be a part of the discussion!

Consent Culture for Men Workshop
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Raven’s Studio 1115, Athletics

Presented by Tau Kappa Epsilon, MANifest Change and Equity Services in Raven’s Studio 1115, Athletics.

It’s not often that guys get a chance to talk about sex and consent, so don’t miss this opportunity! Videos, consent skills practice and discussion with MANifest Change facilitators and other participants on happier, healthy sex for everyone, from hook-ups to long-term relationships. No one will be pressured to share about their personal life, this is simply a look at the topic of consent from various masculine perspectives.

This workshop is by and for guys. Expect a respectful, honest, funny dialogue. We welcome dudes, bros, transmen, hypermasculine guys, men of all sexual orientations – all of you.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Healing Art Space
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Womyn’s Centre (UC Room 308)

We will be in the Womyn’s Centre (UC Room 308) using art as a means of restoration, relaxation and healing. Drop by to tap into your creative side, maybe even paint a piece for the Consent Art Show that night!

Upstander-Bystander Intervention Program
1:30 p.m.– 2:30 p.m.
Frontenac Multi-purpose room

Join us in Frontenac Res (Multi-purpose room) for Upstander Training. This approach borrows from the Bystander Training Program and aims to develop a culture of looking out for one another on campus. It will teach you how to be proactive in helping others who are at risk. It focusing on changing the culture of “standing by” into “standing up.” This program aspires to create safe and supportive campus communities and is one step toward preventing instances of sexual violence on campus.

“The bystander approach offers opportunities to build communities and a society that does not allow sexual violence. It gives everyone in the community a specific role in preventing the community’s problem of sexual violence” (Banyard et al, 2004).

As a result of completing the Upstander training program, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the Bystander Effect
  • List 3 reasons why bystanders do not intervene
  • Differentiate between bystanders and Upstanders
  • Identify conditions required to be an Upstander
  • Restate the definition of consent, as defined by the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Recognize the conditions required for consent in sexual activity
  • Discuss the behaviours and attitudes that contribute to Rape Culture
  • Identify two Upstander intervention strategies applicable to sexual assault prevention
  • Apply intervention strategies in role play scenarios

Consent Art and Poetry Event
8:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Join us for an evening at Roosters, transformed into an artistic haven. Come ready for coffee, passionate performances of poetic pieces presented by Carleton students, and meaningful works of art. We are accepting submissions of poetry and art for our consent themed evening.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

How to Support a Friend Workshop
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Womyn’s Centre (UC Room 308)

This workshop, facilitated by Equity Services, will take place in the Womyn’s Centre (UC Room 308) and will help us understand how to support a friend who discloses that they have experienced sexual violence. If you know someone who is in need of support and you’re just not sure how to help or where to turn, join us in the Womyn’s Centre. Ask questions and equip yourself with information and strategies to support survivors.

Key Note Speaker:  Farrah Khan
in collaboration with OPIRG
7:00 p.m.
Location:  Minto 5050

Farrah Khan picked up a microphone to speak out about sexual assault as a teenager and has not put it down since.  She has spent the last seventeen years working diligently to raise awareness of gender-based violence through art creation, education, counselling and community development.  Farrah is a nationally recognized public speaker and educator on violence against women including sexual violence, forced marriage and “honour” related violence. She holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Toronto and works at Ryerson University as the Sexual Violence Support and Education coordinator. She is co-chair of the Ontario Provincial Roundtable on Violence Against Women. Farrah has co-created innovative community-centered initiatives including Heartbeats: the IZZAT Project, Use the Right Words: Media Reporting on Sexual Violence in Canada and Outburst! Young Muslim Women Project. Farrah conducted trainings across North America on violence against women and developed a risk assessment/safety planning tool on “honor” related violence and forced marriage. Farrah is regularly sought out by national media including the CBC and the Globe and Mail for her expertise in addressing violence against women. An emerging leader in grassroots equity movements, Farrah has been presented with numerous awards, including the Toronto Vital People Award and the Canadian Council of Muslim Women.

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Self-care Day
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Womyn’s Centre (UC Room 308)

Pamper yourself; take a much needed study break and join us in the Womyn’s Centre (UC Room 308). Drop in for refreshments, David’s Tea, healing conversation, crafting and more!

Be sure to check back for further updates and details about the exciting events that are coming to Carleton for Sexual Assault Awareness Week, 2017. We are thrilled to invite you to join us for the jam-packed week we have planned. Bring your friends, classmates and roomies and engage with this important topic.

Sexual violence happens on our campus – you can be a part of the reason that it stops; inform yourself, get consent, talk about it.

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