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SFCC/TBTN Meeting Tonight

“She asked for it.” “He shouldn’t have been so drunk.” “She was practically having sex with him already.” “I know he’s a really good guy so he wouldn’t have done that.” “But they’ve hooked up before and ze didn’t say no…”

Help us combat these myths! Come to the Students for Consent and Communication (SFCC) and Take Back the Night Meeting! We create a safe environment on campus by:

 

  • leading workshops about enthusiastic consent
  • raising awareness about resources for sexual violence prevention and response on and off campus
  • inviting speakers
  • plan Take Back the Night

… and much much more!

When: TONIGHT, Monday, 8:15pm.
Where: PAC 136

Take Back the Night

From Brenna Galvin ’11:

Take Back the Night is an annual march to raise awareness about sexual violence and show support for survivors. Along the march will be speak-out circles: safe, anonymous spaces for survivors to share their stories with the community.

For an issue that is so prevalent, it is not recognized or spoken about nearly enough to match its high level of incidence. It is an issue surrounded by misunderstanding and victim-blaming. Take Back the Night offers a safe, respectful environment to defy this stigma, a way to come together as a community to break the silence and raise awareness.

Come break the silence! Join the march!

Narrative Submissions for Take Back The Night

From Brenna Galvin ’11:

We are seeking narratives from those who have experienced sexual assault or been impacted by sexual violence. The content of the narrative is entirely up to the author and will not be edited.

Narratives will be read anonymously on the author’s behalf during the event. The readers will be sensitive and respectful to the author’s experience.

To submit, please send to tbtnsubmissions(at)gmail(dot)com. All submissions will remain confidential and anonymous, but you may send it from a non-Wesleyan email account or submit it to one of our WesBoxes – either WesBox 90203 or 92835 by putting the envelope in the “Campus Mail” slot in Usdan.

Please submit by April 5th.  Thank you.

The actual event of Take Back the Night is April 7th at 7PM starting on the steps of Olin.

Sexual Violence Survey

From Camara-Awkward Rich ’11:

Wesleyan Students for Consent and Communication (SFCC) is putting together a visual display for the upcoming sexual health awareness week. Because take back the night isn’t happening until April this year, we wanted to find a way of representing the impact of sexual violence on campus. Please help us out by answering the below (it’ll take 5 seconds, promise). Also, please make sure to answer only once.

Link here.

Katie Koestner Speaks on Sexual Assault

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Katie Koestner was the first person to come out about being the victim of college date rape. She was on the cover of TIME Magazine in 1991, and HBO and Lifetime made movies about her story. She is also currently the Executive Director of the Take Back the Night Foundation.

Everyone is encouraged to come hear Katie speak about sexual assault specifically on college campuses.

  • When: October 29
  • Time: 7–9 p.m.
  • Where: Daniel Family Commons (third floor of Usdan)
  • Cost: Free

Take Back the Night walk around campus

take-back-the-night-posterTake Back the Night on Thursday, in support of sexual assault victims:

Take Back the Night is a march around campus to support survivors of sexual assault or abuse. We will start at the steps of Olin at 7:00 p.m. and march to different locations on campus to form speak-out circles where people can share their stories with friends and supporters.

The night will end with a candlelight vigil and debriefing sessions in Usdan led by counselors from the Women and Families Center. Take Back the Night is an opportunity to support survivors and address the issue of sexual violence especially at Wesleyan.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 15
Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Place: Meet on steps of Olin, end at Usdan

[EDIT] Rescheduled due to rain, it’s now on Wednesday, the 21st. Facebook event here.

Submit Narratives for Take Back the Night

Take Back the Night is looking for narrative submissions:

In order to represent the voices of those who may not be otherwise heard, Take Back the Night is seeking written submissions of narratives from those who have experienced sexual assault or been impacted by sexual violence. The content of the narrative is entirely up to the author and will not be edited before being read. Narratives will be read anonymously on the author’s behalf during the TBTN march.

Date: Sept. 25 – Oct. 13
Time: 12:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Place: WesBox 92527 and/or tbtnwes@gmail.com

Note: All submissions will remain confidential and anonymous, students may choose to send their submissions from a non-Wesleyan email account.

Missing Podium From Take Back The Night Event

Jordan Collins ’09 of the Take Back the Night Organizing Committee writes in asking for the return of a missing podium:

Take Back the Night last Thursday, Oct. 16th, a podium was set up in front of Olin library. Between 10:30 and 11pm later that night somebody took it. If you’ve seen this podium, let us know. Better yet, if you’re the one who took it, please put it back. No questions asked. Take Back the Night does not have the funds to replace this podium and all money we’ve raised will be going to the Women and Family Center. So if you know anything, please contact us by e-mailing eweisman@wes or cariori@wes. Thank you!

What’s up with all of the burglary, Wesleyan?

Take Back the Night T-shirt designs needed

The organizers of Take Back the Night are looking for T-shirt designs. Jordan Collins ’09 writes:

Take Back the Night is Oct. 16 this year and we’re looking for creative designs for this year’s T-shirt. If you’d like to contribute, please send your drawing (and email address) to Box 92275 by Monday, Sept. 29. If your design is chosen, we will bake you some kind of tasty dessert for your help. Have any questions? Email Carolyn Ariori ’09 at cariori@wes.