From Sarah Lurie ’17:
Join us for Students for Consent and Communication’s first meeting of the school year! Students for Consent and Communication at Wesleyan University is a student group dedicated to anti-violence work and promoting healthy communication. We run workshops, write zines, host the annual Take Back the Night rally, and more! Come learn more about us and how you can get involved! RSVP to the facebook event here.
Date: Monday, September 19
Time: 6-7 PM
Place: Usdan 110
From Students for Consent and Communication:
Take Back the Night is a global movement to end sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual abuse and all other forms of sexual violence. This year, we will march from Olin at 7 (come to poster-making in 200 Church the night before!!) to Foss for some student performances. At 8:30, we will have our first speak out circle on the CFA green, where survivors or friends can share their stories of sexual violence in a safe and non-judgmental space. After the speak out circle, the group will circle back to Andrus for a second speak out circle and a candlelight vigil. There will be a debriefing session in the DFC afterwards.
If you want to share a personal story of sexual violence in the speak out circles but would rather it be anonymous, you can submit it to this link and another person will read it for you at the event.
SFCC will be tabling for the event 4/25-4/28 11-2pm in Usdan if you have any questions/ want to pick-up some dope stickers and buttons.
PERPETRATORS NOT WELCOME
Take Back the Night
Date: Thursday, April 28
Time: 7-10 PM
From Caillin Puente ’15:
Take Back the Night is a global movement to end sexual violence and support survivors. The night is about creating a safe space for survivors to share their stories and for the community to come together and commit to ending the silence surrounding this issue. Everyone is invited to attend the event.
The night will involve performances on Foss, a short march and two speak out circles (on the CFA Green and on Andrus field) where survivors are invited to share their stories. The night will conclude with a candle light vigil. There will be a debriefing space available throughout the whole event with therapist Alysha Warren available to anyone who wants to talk. For more information please see our Facebook event or contact Caillin Puente (cpuente[at]weslyean[dot]edu) or Jennie He (jhe02[at]wesleyan[dot]edu)
In the event of rain the event will be held in the Career Center beginning at the same time.
*Remember to dress warmly or bring blankets if the event is held outside!*
Date: Thursday, April 23
Time: 7-10 PM
Place: Foss Hill (the Career Center in case of rain)
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From Caillin Puente ’15:
The Students for Consent and Communication are looking for performers and stories for this year’s Take Back the Night. TBTN is an international movement to end sexual violence and bring the community together to support survivors. At the annual event we have two speak out circles for survivors to share their stories but if you are interested in sharing your experience in a different way we have two alternatives.
If you would rather not share your story in person, you can submit an anonymous story online to be read for you at the event. Submissions can be made here. We will be collecting these stories until 12:00 pm the day of the event.
You may also share your experience at the beginning of the event through the performance of a song, poem, rap or dance. If you are interested in performing, please email wdonnelly[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.
Take Back the Night will take place Thursday April 23th at 7pm- look out for the Facebook and Wesleying event soon for more details!
Submission Deadline: Thursday, April 23 at noon
Willa Sexman ’15 sent you a sext:
Sex things are great! Ten thousand emails a week are overwhelming! Let’s do more sex things with fewer emails!
Message wbeckman(at)wesleyan(dot)edu to be added to the WeSex listserv and get a weekly email on all sex (and health and queer) things at Wesleyan. Updates from ASHA, the PHAs, the SART Intern, We Speak We Stand, SFCC, Take Back The Night, the Clinic Escorts, Unlocked, and QueerWes will be combined and sent out in one (really just one I promise!) message letting you know all of the things going on during the week, how to get involved, and where to get free condoms and sex toys.
Involved in a sex-related group that isn’t part of WeSex? Email wbeckman(at)wesleyan(dot)edu about your group to get on the list!
Correction: TBTN 2014 is on April 24.
Have you ever been to Wesleyan’s annual Take Back the Night Event? If you haven’t, you absolutely should. The event is organized by the group Students for Consent and Communication (SFCC), and this year’s event will be held on Thursday, April 24 at 7 pm on Foss Hill. I recently caught up with the Co-Presidents of SFCC, Caillin Puente ’15 and Nina Gurak ’16, to learn more about Take Back the Night. If you think that you have more important things to do at 7 pm on Thursday, hopefully this post will change your mind.
The co-presidents informed me that Take Back the Night (TBTN) is a global movement, as annual demonstrations are held in thirty countries worldwide. In fact, the event is organized by the Take Back the Night charitable foundation that was established in 1999. Puente described the organization’s mission in broad terms: “Take Back the Night is a global movement to end sexual violence. Also, it aims to stop the silence and eliminate the shame surrounding crimes of sexual assault and sexual violence. It’s been around since the 1970s.” In fact, the first Take Back the Night event was held in Philadelphia in 1975 after a female scientist was murdered while walking home alone. Puente stated that the event now occurs annually on college campuses, cities, and in other settings. “It’s about shedding some light on the subject and bringing communities together.”
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably already know that Take Back the Night is taking place tonight. But, just in case, Alysha Warren has you covered in filling you in on the details. It’s an event that should be a priority for every member of our campus community.
Students for Consent and Communication will be holding the annual Take Back the Night march as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month on Thursday, April 25th at 7pm.
Take Back the Night brings the community together to speak out and take a stand against sexual violence. The event raises awareness about sexual violence and provides survivors with a safe space to share their stories. Through the march around campus, speak out circles and candlelight vigil we will create a safe and caring space where every survivor has a voice. The speak out circles are confidential and we ask that you do not repeat anything that is heard in these circles. Onomatopoeia and the Wesleyan Spirits will share their talents and refreshments will be provided by various student groups.
Break the silence and support the Wesleyan community!!
Date: Thursday, April 25th
Location: Steps of Olin (RAIN LOCATION: Malcolm X House)
So, listen up. Greta Ramdin ’12, Michelle Agresti ’14, Caillin Puente ’15, Virgil Taylor ’15, and Enjie Romero-Garcia ’12 writes in:
Take Back the Night started in the ’70s. We march to raise awareness about sexual violence and demonstrate support for those, regardless of gender, who have been abused or assaulted. We gather as a community to march across campus to form speak out circles. At these circles assault survivors are invited to share their stories with friends and supporters. A candle light vigil marks the end of this experience, and a capella groups will be performing songs at the beginning of the march and at the speak-out circle.
Date: Tonight (April 19)
Time: 7.30pm – 10.00pm
Place: Starts on the Olin steps, moves around campus after that