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The Aruna 5K is a run/walk to raise awareness and funds to help set women free from the brothels of South Asia. The money goes toward bringing and sustaining their freedom. Karen McConnaughey, Illinois Senator for the 33rd district, will be the featured guest speaker. Participants can register at www.aruna5k.com for this free event.
Be on the lookout across campus for live statistics about sexual assault. Students on campus will serve as a visual representation of how individuals are statistics of assaults and how they move silently among us every day and everywhere!
During Operation Jungle Red, the campus community, particularly men, will be challenged to step outside of their comfort zone and paint their pinky fingernail red to bring attention to the prevalence of violent acts in today's society. By painting a fingernail red, individuals are pledging to take a stand against violence and agree that they believe that everyone should discuss ways to reduce violence in our schools and communities. One red fingernail is meant to serve as an outward sign of one's willingness to stand up and speak out against violence. For more information, contact Health Enhancement & Victim Advocacy Services at (815) 753-9748
Need a break from studying? Are you missing your furry friends from home? Come out and visit with the Strive Dogs and learn more about the Counseling & Student Development Center and Victim Advocacy Services! For more information, contact Counseling & Student Development Center at (815) 753-1206
Please join us for free, delicious desserts and a robust conversation regarding issues explored in the film Red Blooded Men. The evening will include a panel discussion with your fellow students and staff from across the campus! For more information, please contact Health Enhancement & Victim Advocacy Services at (815) 753-9748
This FREE 9-hour course will train women in techniques for defending themselves against attacks and attempted abduction. This nationally certified program was created by Rape Aggression Defense Systems to help revolutionize our culture through education and empowerment. All ages are welcome. Pre-registration is requested by contacting Jennifer Kirker-Priest at email@example.com
Join us for two performances of Eve Ensler's work. The event aims to raise awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault. There is a suggested donation of $5 for students with ID and seniors, and $10 for the general public. Proceeds benefit Safe Passage and V-Day. Sponsors: Women's Rights Alliance, Women's Studies Program, and others. For more information, please contact the Women's Studies Program at (815) 753-1038
Enter a team to compete to win prizes and see Pause Off! perform skits to raise awareness about sexual violence. For more information about this event, please contact Andrea Drott at (815) 753-9767.
Combating Sexual Violence in Haiti: Lessons From the Field, Malya Villard-Appollon was CNN's 2012 Hero of the Year and is the co-founder of KOFAVIV, a Haitian grassroots organization providing women with physical and legal support in an effort to combat sexual violence. Her work has taken her to the courtroom, IDP camps, police officers, the UN base, and around the world. Villard has testified before the UN Commission on Human Rights, the U.S. State Department, and the IAHRC. For more information, please contact Jennifer Kirker-Priest at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Denim jeans have special meaning for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. In, 1992, an 18-year-old girl was raped in Italy by her driving instructor. She initially won her legal case, but then it was overturned by the High Court, which stated that since she was wearing tight jeans, the rapist could not possibly have done it by himself. The women of the Italian legislature protested by wearing jeans. Join the NIU Campus and community in participating in Denim Day to honor victim/survivors of sexual assault by wearing denim for the day. Let's rally together and collectively stand against sexual assault. For more information, contact Health Enhancement & Victim Advocacy Services at (815) 753-9748.
Every year, Alpha Phi Omega holds their philanthropy event-a Duck Race, where they launch rubber ducks down the Kishwaukee River. Every dollar that they make from selling rubber ducks in the race foes to the foundation that they are currently sponsoring. This year, their chapter chose to sponsor Safe Passage. It is a fun-fair fundraiser with many fun-fair-like events in addition to the race, itself. For more information, contact email@example.com or Destiny McDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Safe Passage invites you to Take Back The Night! Join us and our community members as we march through DeKalb to make the statement that all people deserve to be safe from sexual assault wherever they go. This empowering event will start with a brief rally before we march through downtown DeKalb. Join us after we return from Take Back the Night for a Survivor Speak-Out. Community members whose lives have been affected by sexual assault and abuse will have a chance to share their stories and hear the healing journey of others. For more information please contact Safe Passage at (815) 758-7922.