Events recognize Sexual Assault Awareness Month

A series of events – ranging from a documentary screening and panel discussion to a yoga and meditation session – are being held at Salve Regina this week in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Featured events are listed below. In addition, members of the University community are encouraged to wear jeans on Wednesday, April 26 in support of Denim Day.

Documentary screening and panel discussion

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, DiStefano Lecture Hall

“The Mask You Live In” follows young men as they attempt to discover their own identities while navigating the narrow definition of masculinity that is perpetuated in both the media and through societal norms. Panelists will include Salve Regina student-athletes, a training specialist from the sexual assault and trauma center Day One, associate professor Dr. Madeleine Esch and adjunct faculty member Todd Mele. The screening and discussion is sponsored by the Mosaic student newspaper.

“Take Back the Night” yoga

8 p.m. Thursday, April 27, Wakehurst fireplace lounge

Yoga has become a creative and meditative way to comfort victims of sexual violence and help them feel in control of their bodies. This evening of yoga and meditation will be led by Dr. Paula Martasian, associate professor in the Department of Psychology.

Denim Day awareness march

2 p.m. Friday, April 28, Rodgers Recreation Center

In partnership with the Army ROTC program, this march around campus is designed to raise awareness about sexual assault. The march will include opening remarks from Sgt. 1st Class Cornelius Wade. Marchers are encouraged to wear denim and create signs or posters detailing why they are marching.

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