Instinctive Defense, LLC to benefit Shenandoah Women's Center
This class will benefit The Shenandoah Women's Center. The cost is $20.00 for a 3 hour women's self defense class taught by a Certified Instructor. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month & this is one way Instinctive Defense, LLC is trying to make a difference. We need to create awareness !! This class will include videos, hands on techniques & valuable information on date rape drugs and how to be more aware of your surroundings. You will be put in the worse positions & taught how to escape them. You will be able to use the techniques on a mock "bad guy". This will ensure you are doing the techniques correctly, create confidence & better prepare you mentally if ever attacked. It's best to practice in a safe environment, not walk around "without" a plan! Limited space ! You must pre-register.
The Clothesline Project offers a visual display designed to illustrate violence against women and children through the creation of message t-shirts. Each t-shirt is decorated by a survivor, or by someone who cares about them. The shirts will be on display in the UI Commons Rotunda from April 18th-22nd.
The mission of the S.H.O.E.S. (Sharing Her/His Own Experiences Supportively) Program is to introduce our community to personal stories of University of Idaho sexual assault survivors/victims and their families. By supportively revealing these experiences our intention is to increase awareness, create community, and build intolerance for rape supportive behaviors within our campus culture. B.E.A.R. paw prints will serve as a guide to encourage a collective journey of education and awareness toward holding student rapists accountable for their actions.
As the culmination of the month, the ninth annual Northwest Arkansas Take Back the Night March will be held on Friday, April 15. Gathering will begin at the Arvest Plaza on the Fayetteville Square with opening remarks at 7 p.m. by Fayetteville Mayor Lioneld Jordan, who will read a proclamation. Participants will march to the University of Arkansas via East Avenue, Dickson Street, and up through the lawn of Old Main to the re-gathering place in the courtyard between the Arkansas Union and Mullins Library. At the re-gathering, a candlelight vigil will be held in remembrance of and honoring the survivors of sexual and relationship violence. Additionally, inspirational words and songs along with a speak-out will occur to allow all to have a voice as the participants unify against violence against women. The Fourth Flag Project will remain on display that evening for participants to view after the march.
This year marks the sixth annual Dress Down to Raise Awareness Day to be held on Friday, April 15. As a way for area businesses and organizations to raise awareness within the workplace, participants of this event pay $10 and receive a glow-in-the-dark T-shirt to wear with their jeans to work for the day while making a "fashion statement."
A documentary film titled Dreamworlds 3: Desire, Sex, and Power in Music Video will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in Giffels Auditorium of Old Main. Following the updated, abridged version of Sut Jhally's classic documentary, a forum will be held. This event is co-sponsored with the Associated Student Government.
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