Events recognize Sexual Assault Awareness Month
A series of events – ranging from yoga and meditation sessions to a presentation on intimate partner violence – will be held at Salve Regina throughout April in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Yoga and Meditation for Healing to Wholeness
8 p.m. Thursday, April 4, Rodgers Recreation Center, Room 039
Join Dr. Paula Martasian, associate professor and chairwoman of the Department of Psychology, for gentle yoga and meditation techniques, focused on healing and well-being. Bring a yoga mat or towel and wear comfortable clothing.
Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6, Wakehurst
Sponsored by the Female Empowerment Organization, the march will bring the University community together to experience motivational speakers, art and student performances, and collaboration between student organizations. There will be food, prizes, activities and, most importantly, empowerment. Attendees are asked to bring toiletry donations for the Women’s Resource Center.
Green Dot Day
Wednesday, April 10
Wear the color green to show support for the Green Dot program, which has been teaching students, staff and faculty about effective bystander techniques and how to create a campus culture that eliminates sexual violence and harassment.
Stand Up: A Survivor’s Story
7 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, Bazarsky Lecture Hall
From victim and college dropout to activist and valedictorian. Join Ashley Bendiksen ’13 for a powerful presentation on intimate partner violence, and what we can do to heal, rise and impact change. Refreshments and discussion will follow the presentation.
Thursday, April 11, Wakehurst
Stop by Wakehurst to see a powerful display on sexual violence statistics, stories and education.
Teal the Field
Tuesday, April 16
Wear teal alongside Salve’s student-athletes as they support Sexual Assault Awareness Month during home games for men’s and women’s lacrosse and softball.
Wednesday, April 24
Denim Day is a day of support for victims of sexual assault. The campaign was formed after an Italian Supreme Court case in which a rape conviction was overturned. The court cited the fact that the victim was wearing tight jeans proved she must have removed them herself, implying consent. By wearing jeans, we show support for victims as well as acknowledgment of the misconceptions that surround sexual assault and consent.
Yoga and Meditation for Body Positivity
8 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, Wakehurst, Room 102
Join Connelly Clifford, office coordinator in the Center for Student Development, for yoga and meditation promoting body positivity. Participants should bring a yoga mat or towel and wear comfortable clothing.