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Sexual Assault Awareness Week
April 4, 1997

A Take Back the Night March and Rally will highlight Sexual Assault Awareness Month during April.

The march and rally at 7 p.m. April 9 will begin outside the Student Union lobby with a candlelight vigil.

Events include:

  • April 7 - Visit the Violence Against Women Prevention Programs table to create a square for sexual assault survivors quilt. Noon-2 p.m., Student Union Lobby.

  • April 7 - "Don't Speak My Mother's Name in Vain," a program by Reannae McNeal. The program is about the rape/sexual assault of black women in the United States, conveyed through character sketches, dance and blues/spiritual song. 8 p.m., African-American Cultural Center Community Room.

  • April 8 - "Unwanted Sexual Experiences: Understanding and Addressing Psychological Effects on Women" with Pamela Dieter of the Traumatic Stress Institute. 7 p.m., Room 216A, Student Union.

  • April 9 - Take Back the Night March and Rally. 7 p.m., Student Union Mall.

  • April 10 - Day of Healing. An opportunity for survivors and secondary survivors of sexual assault to share in music, art and poetry. 6-8 p.m., Women's Center.

  • April 11 - "Sexual Assault Associated with Drinking in Bars." Kathleen Parks from the Research Institute on Addictions in Buffalo, N.Y., will discuss her research on the relationship between alcohol and bar-related sexual aggression. 2 p.m., Room 303, Monteith Building.

  • April 13 & 20 - Self-defense workshop. Offered by the Woman's Self-Defense Alliance. Pre-registration required by April 7. Call 486-4738. 1-4 p.m., Upper Putnam Lounge.

  • April 19 - "Women United: Take Back Our Lives II." Rally will include personal testimonies and speakers on gay, lesbian and bisexual issues, HIV/AIDS, domestic violence, the hearing impaired and representatives from various support agencies. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., state Capitol.

  • April 23 - Film. "Calling the Ghosts: A Story about Rape, War and Women." 7 p.m., Women's Center Lounge.


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