From WesWell director Tanya Purdy:
WE Speak, WE Stand, Wesleyan’s Community of Care program, aims to create a campus that is actively engaged in the prevention of sexual assault and advocates for the responsible use of alcohol. The goal of the program is to empower bystanders to intervene in high risk situations involving alcohol use and sexual assault. Empowered bystanders create a safer community by standing up and speaking out when they witness situations that could potentially harm the health and safety of others. Intervening with peers can be challenging for a number of reasons and training will provide you with the skills to move from inaction to action and intervene safely and effectively.
The training features two distinct and separate tracks: sexual assault prevention and alcohol use. The sexual assault prevention track will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the dynamics of sexual assault, separate myths from facts and demonstrate and practice effective ways to intervene with friends, fellow students and community members. The alcohol track will equip you with the tools you need to intervene in situations involving alcohol and empower you to use those tools. Specifically, you will learn how alcohol affects your physiology and behavior and how to recognize an alcohol related medical emergency. We will demonstrate and practice appropriate ways to intervene when a fellow community member has a problem with alcohol use.
The training will be held on Sunday, February 12th in Usdan 108 from 10am-4pm. Participants must attend the full training. Lunch will be provided. To register, click here. Please contact Alysha Warren (awarren [at] wesleyan [dot] edu) or Tanya Purdy (tpurdy [at] wesleyan [dot] edu) with questions.
- Date: Sunday, February 12th
- Time: 10am-4pm
- Place: Usdan 108
- Cost: Free! (Plus, free lunch!)
This is awesome. And also really important for our community. I hope that enough people will recover from their hangovers in time to actually start making a difference on this campus.