2017-2018 One Book to focus on campus sexual assault

Annie E. Clark and Andrea L. Pino’s book We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out has been selected as the 2017-2018 One Book, One College text. Copies of the books are available in the Library for checkout or for sale in the College Bookstore.

The One Book program will focus on a range of themes relating to sexual assault, victim advocacy, healthy relationships, and others. Visit the One Book, We Believe You website for more information. This program is a collaboration between the Library, Counseling and Career Development, and the College Bookstore.

The following events are part of the proposed schedule of events:

It’s On Us… To Create An Environment Where Everyone Feels Safe
Tuesday, September 12, 11am -12:15pm, Building L, Library Lounge
Sexual assault on college campuses is a national issue and we here at Moraine Valley Community College are doing our part to address it. More than one in five women in college are victims of sexual assault and misconduct during their time in university. This workshop will provide an understanding of the dynamics of sexual assault. Additionally students will learn common answers to questions regarding this sensitive topic and learn about bystander intervention and the five steps to safely intervene. Remember, It’s On Us… all of us!

The Hunting Ground Film Screening & Discussion of Campus Sexual Assault
Thursday, September 21st, 12:30pm-1:45pm, Library Lounge, Building L
The Hunting Ground is the 2015 documentary that ignited the national debate about campus sexual assault. It highlights the failings and challenges of colleges and universities as victims seeks support and justice. This event will use a portion of the documentary as a way to talk about campus sexual assault. This will include a discussion of the support services and processes that are in place at Moraine Valley to address sexual assault, harassment, and misconduct.

Building Healthy Relationships & Sexual Health
Thursday, October 12th, 9:30 am-10:45am, Library Lounge, Building L
This program will address sociological, psychological and practical ideas and concerns related to sexual health and relationships. Topics may include sex positivity, obtaining consent, consensual sex, communication, STD/STI prevention and dispelling sexual myths and misconceptions.

Special Event: “Sex Signals” by Catharsis Productions
Tuesday, October 24th, 11am-12:15pm, Moraine Rooms, Building M
“Sex Signals is an interactive, relevant, and often-hilarious exploration of the cultural messaging we receive about gender, sexuality, sexual health and intimate relationships. Sex Signals enables audiences to identify intervention strategies and positively change the way they think, communicate and act by encouraging bystander intervention in all aspects of their life.”

“Understanding Violence within the LGBTQ Community”
Thursday, November 9th, 11am, Library Lounge, Building L
Presenters from the Center on Halsted will review the unique and specific issues of violence within the LGBTQ community and how they differ from heterosexual communities. Presenter will focus on the areas of domestic violence, sexual assault, and hate crimes. Presenter will also provide tips and resources to those working with LGBTQ people who have experienced violence.

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