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Sexual Assault Awareness Education

  • The FIT Community says #NOMORE to Sexual Assault & Relationship Violence

    The FIT Community says #NOMORE to Sexual Assault & Relationship Violence

  • The FIT Community says #NOMORE to Sexual Assault & Relationship Violence

    The FIT Community says #NOMORE to Sexual Assault & Relationship Violence

  • The FIT Community says #NOMORE to Sexual Assault & Relationship Violence

    The FIT Community says #NOMORE to Sexual Assault & Relationship Violence

  • The FIT Community says #NOMORE to Sexual Assault & Relationship Violence

    The FIT Community says #NOMORE to Sexual Assault & Relationship Violence

  • The FIT Community says #NOMORE to Sexual Assault & Relationship Violence

    The FIT Community says #NOMORE to Sexual Assault & Relationship Violence

  • The FIT Community says #NOMORE to Sexual Assault & Relationship Violence

    The FIT Community says #NOMORE to Sexual Assault & Relationship Violence

  • The FIT Community says #NOMORE to Sexual Assault & Relationship Violence

    The FIT Community says #NOMORE to Sexual Assault & Relationship Violence

  • The FIT Community says #NOMORE to Sexual Assault & Relationship Violence

    The FIT Community says #NOMORE to Sexual Assault & Relationship Violence

  • The FIT Community says #NOMORE to Sexual Assault & Relationship Violence

    The FIT Community says #NOMORE to Sexual Assault & Relationship Violence

  • The FIT Community says #NOMORE to Sexual Assault & Relationship Violence

    The FIT Community says #NOMORE to Sexual Assault & Relationship Violence

  • The FIT Community says #NOMORE to Sexual Assault & Relationship Violence

    The FIT Community says #NOMORE to Sexual Assault & Relationship Violence

 

April 2019: Prevention is Possible

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Education Month (#SAAM); join the FIT community for a series of programs as we support this national campaign. 

 

Monday, April 1
The Clothesline Project - Day One
Dubinsky Lobby (Style Shop side), 12-2pm
FIT supports The Clothesline Project, a visual display that bears witness to the relationship violence. During the public display, a clothesline is hung with shirts; each shirt is decorated to represent a particular person’s experience, by the survivor themselves or by someone who cares about them. You can view this public display throughout the month of April in the FIT Dubinsky Lobby. Stop by the Dubinsky lobby to pick up information about all the events taking place in April and to learn more about the Clothesline Project.

Tuesday, April 2
The Clothesline Project - Day Two
Dubinsky Lobby (Style Shop side), 12-2pm

Thursday, April 4
The Clothesline Project - Day Three
Dubinsky Lobby (Style Shop side), 12-2pm

Wednesday, April 3 & Friday, April 26
Escalation Workshop
D-211, Pomerantz Center , 6pm on April 3 & 2pm on April 26
‘Escalation’ is an engaging and emotional 1.5 hour workshop transforming the way students view and discuss relationship abuse. Students across the country are bringing the workshop to their campuses. Come see why. (*Trigger Warning: The film in this program depicts examples of relationship abuse including sexual, physical, and emotional abuse which may be triggering to survivors. Please take care of yourself and feel free to leave the room during the program. We encourage anyone that may need to speak to someone to reach out to Counseling Services at 212.217.4260 or stop by room A-212B in the Dubinsky Center to schedule an appointment.

Wednesday, April 3, 10, 17, 24
Self-Defense Classes
Auxiliary Gym (AX-39) in the Dubinsky Student Center, 5-6pm
Do you know how to defend yourself in a threatening situation? Learn basic methods of self-protection at this weekly self-defense workshop led by George Francisco, associate assistant professor in Political Science and seasoned practitioner of Chinese Hawaiian Kenpo martial arts, along with this team from the Chinese Hawaiian Kenpo Academy.

Wednesday, April 24
Denim Day
FIT Campus, All Day
“Denim Day is a worldwide initiative to prevent sexual violence and to enforce the message that ‘consent has nothing to do with what I wear.’ This campaign originally began in 1997 when the Italian Supreme Court overturned a sexual assault conviction because the justices felt ‘the victim’s jeans were so tight, she had to help remove them, thereby consenting to sex.’ The following day the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. Since then, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol to protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault.” For this event we ask that all members of the FIT community make a social statement with their fashion by wearing jeans on this day as a visible means of protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual assault. The information provided here is taken from denimdayinfo.org.

Sexual Assault Awareness Resource Fair
Breezeway, 12-2pm
Stop by our Sexual Assault Awareness Resource Fair taking place from 12pm to 2pm in the Breezeway. Join the FIT community as we take a united stand against sexual assault. Resources and important information will be made available by members of local community agencies and organizations who provide services and assistance to survivors of sexual assault and violence.

Thursday, April 25
SUNY's Got Your Back
Dubinsky Dining Hall, 10am-4pm
Join us for SUNY's Got Your Back* and a keynote speech by sexual assault survivor, activist, and DJ Zeke Thomas following this event from 5:30 to 7pm in the Katie Murphy Amphitheatre. *If you'd like to get involved and help create comfort kits for families seeking assistance from hospitals, rape crisis centers, and domestic violence shelters, please sign up here 

Sexual Assault Awareness Education is brought to you by the Campus Anti-violence Education Group and sponsored by the FIT Security Advisory CommitteeDivision of Enrollment Management & Student Success, Department of Athletics and Recreation, Residence Hall Association, and more.

Join the conversation online: #SAAM


Resources
FIT Public Safety ∙ Pomerantz Center, room D-442 ∙ 212 217.7777
FIT Health Services ∙ Dubinsky Center, room A-402 ∙ 212 217.4190
FIT Counseling Services ∙ Dubinsky Center, room A-212B ∙ 212 217.4260
FIT Title IX Coordinator / Affirmative Action Officer ∙ 333 Seventh Avenue, 16th Floor ∙ 212 217.3360
The National Domestic Violence Hotline ∙ 800.799.7233
Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (NYS) LGBTQ ∙ 800.942.6906
Apicha (LGBTQ) ∙ 212.334.6029

 

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