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April 2017

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month 

Each year, the University of Denver recognizes Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) during the month of April by hosting a number of awareness and education events for the DU Community.  Learn more here.


DU's Center for Advocacy, Prevention and Empowerment (CAPE) supports survivor healing by providing advocacy and support for victims of sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, and sexual harassment. All services are confidential and free of charge.  If you would like to speak with a confidential CAPE advocate or learn more about DU's policies, resources, and reporting options, please visit du.edu/CAPE or call the Coordinator of CAPE, Kayla Ham, at 303.871.3853. If you would like to learn more about Title IX at DU, please visit du.edu/TitleIX.


APRIL 5: BOSS TRAINING, 4:00PM-5:30PM
Driscoll 135
This workshop will help you develop your leadership skills and identify ways that you can speak up and act in different situations. We will focus on leadership development, your preferred expertise in intervening, and practicing practical bystander intervention skills for you to use in order to prevent violence from happening in our community.

You will leave this training knowing how to "Be a B.O.S.S.":

  • Be Aware,
  • Observe the situation,
  • Size up your options, and
  • Speak up and act.

This interactive training will provide you with the tools to know when and how to "Be a B.O.S.S." and will help you understand how your different roles on campus empower you to be a leader, particularly around the issue of prevention sexual violence. (90 minutes) Participants who complete the training will receive stickers and a hat.
Register through OrgSync or hcc.BeABOSS@du.edu


APRIL 11: SUPPORT A SURVIVOR TRAINING, 6:00PM-7:30PM
Sturm 133
How would you respond if someone close to you disclosed that they had experienced an instance of gender violence? This 90-minute training will help prepare you for being a supportive friend and/or loved one to someone who identifies as a survivor. We will go over definitions of gender violence and unwanted sexual experiences, the impact of trauma, and effective ways to support a survivor. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of common trauma responses and how to best react and provide resources.
Register through OrgSync or hcc.BeABOSS@du.edu


APRIL 12: YOGA FOR SURVIVORS,  12:00PM-1:30PM
CWC Garden Room
Please join us for a trauma-informed yoga practice over the lunch hour. We will begin at Noon and practice for approximately an hour. Light refreshments and community time will be available until 1:30. Some mats will be provided, though we invite you to bring your own mats and props, if you have them available. Please indicate whether you will need a mat in your registration.This yoga class is open to community members who identify as survivors of gender-based violence, as well as friends, family, and loved ones of survivors. 25 spots are available. Once the class is at capacity, we will form a wait-list.  Registration required; register here.   (PLEASE NOTE: You will need to provide your name for this registration, but will not be asked about how you have personally been impacted by gender violence. By providing your name, you are not providing notice to the University about your experience and will not be contacted by the Office of Title IX. The information provided by you in this registration will be limited to the Coordinator for Gender Violence Prevention and Education. This list will not be shared. Any incomplete registration forms will be deleted to accommodate other members on the waitlist.)


If you would like to speak with a confidential CAPE advocate or learn more about DU's policies, resources, and reporting options, please visit du.edu/CAPE or call the Coordinator of CAPE, Kayla Ham, at 303.871.3853. If you would like to learn more about Title IX at DU, please visit du.edu/TitleIX.


APRIL 13: BOSS TRAINING, 5:00PM-6:30PM
Sturm 233

This workshop will help you develop your leadership skills and identify ways that you can speak up and act in different situations. We will focus on leadership development, your preferred expertise in intervening, and practicing practical bystander intervention skills for you to use in order to prevent violence from happening in our community.

You will leave this training knowing how to "Be a B.O.S.S.":

  • Be Aware,
  • Observe the situation,
  • Size up your options, and
  • Speak up and act.

This interactive training will provide you with the tools to know when and how to "Be a B.O.S.S." and will help you understand how your different roles on campus empower you to be a leader, particularly around the issue of prevention sexual violence. (90 minutes) Participants who complete the training will receive stickers and a hat.
Register through OrgSync or hcc.BeABOSS@du.edu


APRIL 18: SUPPORT A SURVIVOR TRAINING,  5:00PM-6:30PM

Driscoll 135
How would you respond if someone close to you disclosed that they had experienced an instance of gender violence? This 90 minute training will help prepare you for being a supportive friend and/or loved one to someone who identifies as a survivor. We will go over definitions of gender violence and unwanted sexual experiences, the impact of trauma, and effective ways to support a survivor. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of common trauma responses and how to best react and provide resources.
register through OrgSync or hcc.BeABOSS@du.edu


APRIL 19: CONSENT CARNIVAL,  11:00AM-2:00PM
Carnegie Green, outside of Anderson Academic Commons (AAC)
Join us for DU's 5th Annual Consent Carnival! Formerly put on by CAPE, Gender Violence Prevention and Education is organizing the event this year. The Consent Carnival is a key event during Sexual Assault Awareness Month and aims to integrate education with fun. Much like in years past, the Carnival will include snacks, prizes, entertainment, and music, with games and activities focusing on educating the campus community on the importance of obtaining consent in the context of intimate relationships. Featured booths include a "Can I Kiss You"" kissing booth, Giant Jenga, Ice Cream from Sweet Action Ice Cream (vegan flavors included), and Cotton Candy! Come win prizes (bags, carnival teddy bears, buttons) and after making your way around the Carnival, you'll receive a "DU <3 Consent" t-shirt!!


APRIL 21: INTO THE LIGHT, 5:00PM-8:00PM

Dinner, 5:00PM-7:00PM
Speaker and Walk, Starts 6:30PM
Glow in the Dark Yard Games facilitated by ZBT, Starts 7:00PM
Driscoll Green
This re-imagined 'Take Back the Night' event will begin with a speaker, then feature a march across campus in honor of survivors of sexual assault. The evening will include food, local music, and education on how to support survivors of sexual assault. This will be the kickoff event for "Be the One" (formerly "Be a P.A.L.").


APRIL 26: DENIM DAY, 8:00AM-10:00AM

Driscoll Bridge

Wear Jeans to show support for a Survivor!!

Get Kaladi Coffee and a Denim day sticker


 APRIL 26:  2017 Clothesline Project Reveal, starts at 12:00PM (noon)

Anderson Academic Commons (AAC)

The Clothesline Project is a display of T-shirts expressing the thoughts and feelings of those impacted by gender violence.  This display is a testimony to survivors.

March 30th - May 5th

Part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month