Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual Assault Awareness Month hosted by REPS

This year's Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Take Back the Night is hosted by REPS focused on four main themes:

Safety

Movement

Storytelling

Solidarity

Schedule of Events: 

Week of April 3rd - Safety / Movement

  • Yoga As Healing | April 5 | 7-8 p.m. |  on Zoom - to receive the zoom link fill out this form.

    Our YaH_usf series is designed to aid in the support and healing of those individuals who have experienced sexual violence, gender bias, gender discrimination, and trauma. During each class, we will explore a designated theme ​interwoven with the ​physical​ ​ (asana) ​yoga practice. 

  • Strength & Flow Yoga on the theme of Safety April 7 |  9-10 a.m. |  on zoom join here 

    Each week, join Koret sponsored trauma-informed yoga classes focus on our weekly theme taught by instructor Andrea Rocha, of our Yoga as Healing program. 

Week of April 10th - Safety / Movement 

  • Empowerment Self Defense 101 with IMPACT Bay Area  April 12 |  6-7 p.m. |  Koret Swig Gym. Register here

    40 spots available for an Empowerment Self Defense course taught by IMPACT Bay Area certified self-defense instructors. IMPACT Bay Area offers violence-prevention programs for people to embody their own power, set effective boundaries, defend their physical and emotional safety, and heal. In this class, students develop intuition, situational awareness, congruent body language, and verbal skills to deescalate and deter assault and harassment, and learn two simple and effective physical techniques.

  • Yoga As Healing | April 12 |  7-8 p.m. |  on Zoom - to receive the zoom link fill out this form.

    Our YaH_usf series is designed to aid in the support and healing of those individuals who have experienced sexual violence​, gender bias, gender discrimination, and trauma. During each class, we will explore a designated theme ​interwoven with the ​physical​ ​ (asana) ​yoga practice. 
  • Take Back the Night: Silent Disco with ASUSF April 13 |  6-7 p.m. |  Privett Plaza 

    Take Back the Night: Silent Disco co-hosted by ASUSF and REPS invites all campus community members to move their bodies to an empowerment-focused playlist and reclaim the night and campus space. Take Back the Night was started in the 1970s in marches held at night across the world from San Francisco, to Philadelphia to Sweden, to England. By bringing this silent disco rendition of the march to USF, we recognize the importance of moving throughout campus in unison to support survivors.
  • Strength & Flow Yoga on the theme of Movement | April 14 |  9-10 a.m |  on zoom join here. 

    Each week, join Koret-sponsored trauma-informed yoga classes focus on our weekly theme taught by instructor Andrea Rocha, of our Yoga as Healing program. 
  • Thinking about Drinking: Alcohol and Your Health hosted by HPS | April 14  |  1– 2 p.m.  |  Register here

    Students and community members will learn about standard alcohol servings, how to drink responsibly (and what that even means), and reflect on their own drinking habits. For those who don't drink (or aren't not drinking yet), discover how to be an active bystander and how to assist your peers that may have had a bit too much to drink. Open to ALL students.

Week of April 17 - Storytelling

  • Writing on Trauma Workshop with Sydney Vogl M.F.A '21 | April 18 |  5:30-6:30 p.m. | Gleeson Library Electronic Classroom. Register here

    20 spots available for an in-depth writing workshop led by USF's own creative writing alumnus Sydney Vogl (She/they). This session will cover techniques and tips for writing about traumatic experiences and allow space for students to write in community with one another. Join for good conversation, intentional writing time, and a strong community. Sydney is the winner of the AWP Intro Journals Award. Their work has been featured in or is forthcoming in Iron Horse Review, Honey Literary, Tusculum Review and Ghost City Review. She currently serves as a poetry editor for The San Franciscan Magazine and works as an educator to Bay Area Youth. Their debut chapbook, CALIFORNIA IS GOING TO HELL, was released in November 2021 through Perhappened Press.
  • A Healing Story: Athletics and Preventing Sexual Exploitation with SpeakSafe  April 20 |  7-8:30 p.m. |  Xavier Auditorium Fromm Complex 

    Trigger warning: media contains references to sexual exploitation. Join us for a screening of Behind the Mask: Dons Athletics featuring USF Men's Tennis athlete Stevie Gould, as he shares his story with sexual abuse and exploitation. In discussion with Marlene Capra from SpeakSafe, an organization working to educate around sex trafficking and exploitation, and Deputy Title IX Coordinator Trina Garry. Co-sponsored with Dons Athletics and REPS Initiative. 
  • Strength & Flow Yoga on the theme of Movement  April 21 |  9-10 a.m. |  on zoom join here. 

    Each week, join Koret-sponsored trauma-informed yoga classes focus on our weekly theme taught by instructor Andrea Rocha, of our Yoga as Healing program. 
  • From the Twilight Saga to Netflix's "You": Critical Media Analysis of Consent  April 21 |  11:45 - 12:45 p.m. |  Register  here. 

    Please join the President's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month for a presentation and conversation with the USF School of Education alumnus Dr. Riana Pella '21. Dr. Pella will present her research on critical media analysis of consent. This Zoom-based virtual event is open to all faculty, staff, and students. 

Week of April 24th - Solidarity 

  • REPS Monthly Student Summit  | April 26 |  11:45 a.m. - 12:45p.m. |  UC 503 

    All are welcome. This will be a monthly meeting hosted by the Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Trina Garry, ASUSF Title IX/REPS Senators, and student members of the REPS Committee focused on brainstorming, planning, and discussing sexual violence prevention and consent education ideas on campus and to talk with other interested, and passionate students. There will be treats!

  • Rethinking Drinking Day hosted by HPS  April 26 11 a.m. -1 p.m.  Gleeson Plaza 

    Attend the Rethinking Drinking Safety Fair and meet with USF offices and off-campus partners to learn about the effects of alcohol and how it affects your health and behaviors. Pick up responsible drinking tips and upstander (active bystander) behavior strategies that will keep you and our campus community safe. There will be many fun activities, such as party hosting 101, a non-alcoholic bar, alcohol simulations with impairment goggles, photo booth, and much more.
  • Denim Day  April 27  All Day

    Wear jeans with a purpose and join the USF campus community in standing up to sexual violence, on National Denim Day. Denim Day was started in 1990 in Italy as a protest against the sexual assault of an 18-year-old woman. To participate please post a photo with your denim on Instagram and tag @usfcaREPS with the caption "I wear denim because..." or even get a group and start a conversation on your community values, and share "We wear denim because..." 
  • Writing on Trauma Workshop with Sydney Vogl M.F.A '21 |  April 27 |  5:30-6:30 p.m. |  Gleeson Library Electronic Classroom. Register here

    20 spots available for an in-depth writing workshop led by USF's own creative writing alumnus Sydney Vogl (She/they). This session will cover techniques and tips for writing about traumatic experiences and allow space for students to write in community with one another. Join for good conversation, intentional writing time, and a strong community. Sydney is the winner of the AWP Intro Journals Award. Their work has been featured in or is forthcoming in Iron Horse Review, Honey Literary, Tusculum Review and Ghost City Review. She currently serves as a poetry editor for The San Franciscan Magazine and works as an educator to Bay Area Youth. Their debut chapbook, CALIFORNIA IS GOING TO HELL, was released in November 2021 through Perhappened Press.
  • SPEAK OUT | April 29 |  11:30am - 1:30pm | Gleeson Plaza. Submit an anonymous story here

    Culminate Sexual Assault Awareness Month with our Take Back the Night Speak Out. Co-hosted by It's On USFCA and REPS to hear survivor stories or share your own, and stand in solidarity with one another to prevent sexual assault on campus. 
  • Decompression Space hosted by CAPS |  April 29 | 1-3p.m. Intercultural/ Gender and Sexuality Center UC 411/412

    Join our decompression space together after the Speak Out or instead of Speak Out to enjoy snacks and tea with CAPS counselors.  

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