April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Every 2 minutes, someone in America is sexually assaulted.
1 in 5 college women experience a sexual assault.
95% of college-aged victims know their attacker.
These are just a few statistics to highlight why this month of awareness is so very important for our campus and our greater community. We have several events this April that will honor the voices and experiences of survivors of sexual assault. Additionally, there are events that will seek to raise awareness about sexual assault and the importance of effective consent.
The event calendar is attached to this news story. Please feel free to download, mark your calendar with the events you plan on attending, and share the word with other students, staff, and faculty.
Rape Culture 101 Workshop: Thursday, April 3rd from 4-6pm in Lower Level Flat Tuesdays
The Clothesline Project Display: Thursday, April 10th on Commons Main Street from 10am-4pm, followed by a discussion at 4pm in the Women's Center. (Opportunities to make shirts for the display will be made available on several occasions leading up to the 10th... see calendar for details)
Take Back the Night: Tuesday, April 15th beginning at 6:30pm on the Commons Terrace
Voices Against Violence protocol, Responding to Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence at UMBC on Tuesday, April 22nd from 1-2:30pm. To register, click here.
Follow #UMBCaware and #UMBCtbtn for updates throughout the month.