UNOH Plans Events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2019

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2019 Sexual Assault Awareness Month Theme is "I Ask"

The month of April is nationally recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The University of Northwestern Ohio’s Counseling Center and Title IX Office have partnered up to create a month full of educational and interactive ways to address sexual violence.  The theme of SAAM 2019 is “I Ask”.  During the month there will be “Fact-Filled Fridays” where interesting facts regarding national statistics, local resources, and ways to get involved on campus will be e-mailed to faculty, staff, and students. All proceeds from fundraising events will be donated to local community agencies serving survivors in our area, including Crime Victim Services, Mercy Health St. Rita’s and Lima Memorial Health System. Events scheduled on campus include:

 April 2 – SAAM Day of Action – Paint the Campus Teal

  • Racers Rock will be painted teal, the color of sexual assault awareness and prevention.
  • Campus members are encouraged to wear teal, whether it’s a teal ribbon, shirt, or other accessory that will serve as a conversation starter about topics like consent, healthy relationships, and supporting survivors.

April 8 – “One Love” Training

  • 3:00 p.m. – 4:30pm at Racers Station
  • 90-minute workshop on relationship abuse that explores the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships.
  • Led by Erin Fitzpatrick, UNOH Student Success Coach, this workshop includes a 45-minute video screening and an open discussion that gives attendees a framework to talk about unhealthy relationship behaviors, ask questions, & learn about resources to stop relationship abuse.

April 17 – Digital Consent Booth

  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the 13000 building entrance
  • Drop by the SAAM booth and learn about the importance of asking for consent in online interactions.
  • Learn more about sharing online, sexting, picture pressure and consent violations. Information will be available at the booth, along with giveaways, free snacks and tickets for the SAAM weekly raffle gift cards.

 April 22 – 26 – Denim Day Fundraising Week

  • Wear jeans all week long with a purpose. Support survivors and educate yourself and others about sexual assault.
  • UNOH Faculty and Staff may pay $5 to wear jeans each day or $20 to wear jeans all week.
  • Donations raised will be given to Lima community agencies serving survivors in our area, including Crime Victim Services, Mercy Health St. Rita’s and Lima Memorial Health System.

April 29 – “I Ask” Teal Color Run/Walk

  • UNOH will be hosting an “I Ask” Teal Color 3K & 5K Run/Walk in support of Sexual Assault Awareness. Throughout the marked course, participants will be doused with teal colored powder. Teal is the color of sexual assault awareness and prevention. The event is open to all community and campus members. The Teal Color Run is an untimed 3K or 5K event.
  • Registration costs: $5 UNOH students; $10 for all non-students
  • To register please go to the following link: https://www.unoh.edu/title-ix/teal-5k.html (Rain date for this event is Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Time and race location will be the same.)
  • All paid participants will receive a complimentary t-shirt at the event.
  • All proceeds from this Color Run/Walk will be donated to Lima community agencies serving survivors in our area, including Crime Victim Services, Mercy Health St. Rita’s and Lima Memorial Health System.

Category: Campus & Community

Keywords: Sexual Assault Awareness, Consent, Title IX

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Last updated: 04/10/2019