One Book: We Believe You

Gretchen Carlson: How We Can End Sexual Harassment at Work

With the recent revelations of sexual harassment and assault in politics, the media, and entertainment, the following talk from Gretchen Carlson highlights issues and connects with our One Book program on the book We Believe You.

Description from TED: When Gretchen Carlson spoke out about her experience of workplace sexual harassment, it inspired women everywhere to take their power back and tell the world what happened to them. In a remarkable, fierce talk, she tells her story — and identifies three specific things we can all do to create safer places to work. “We will no longer be underestimated, intimidated or set back,” Carlson says. “We will stand up and speak up and have our voices heard. We will be the women we were meant to be.”

How We Can End Sexual Harassment at Work

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Special Event: “Sex Signals” by Catharsis Productions 

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.”

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Event Video: Building Healthy Relationships & Sexual Health #webelieveyou #consentissexy

This program addresses 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. This event is part of the One Book, One College, We Believe You program.

Building Healthy Relationships & Sexual Health

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Special Event: Building Healthy Relationships & Sexual Health

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.

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Special Event: Understanding Violence within the LGBTQ Community

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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Event Video: Following a Sexual Assault Information for You or Your Loved One

A panel discussion on how to support survivors following a sexual assault. This includes perspectives from advocates, health professionals, counselors, and college staff. This event is part of the One Book, One College, We Believe You program.

Following a Sexual Assault: Information for You or Your Loved One

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Upcoming Event: Following a Sexual Assault Panel Discussion

Thursday, September 21st, 12:30pm-1:45pm, Building L, Library Lounge

Following a Sexual Assault: Information for You or Your Loved One
A panel discussion on how to support victims following a sexual assault. This will include perspectives from advocates, health professionals, counselors, and college staff. This event is part of the One Book, One College, We Believe You program.

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Event Video: It’s On Us…To Create An Environment Where Everyone Feels Safe

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! This event is part of the One Book, One College, We Believe You program.

It’s On Us… To Create An Environment Where Everyone Feels Safe

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Special Event: Sexual Assault on Campus…It’s on Us

Tuesday, September 12, 11am -12:15pm, Building L, Library Lounge

It’s On Us… To Create An Environment Where Everyone Feels Safe
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! This event is part of the One Book, One College, We Believe You program.

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Get Ready to Dance! Groove! Move! to support of victims of Domestic Violence

In support of our One Book program, we are excited to support the Dance 4 Awareness event sponsored by the Women in Action Club.

Get Ready to Dance! Sweat! Groove! Move! to support of victims of Domestic Violence.
This October, grab some friends and hit the dance floor! We’re going to Light Up the Night to raise awareness about domestic violence (DV) and this year we are teaming up with B96 to get the party started!

We all know someone who has been impacted by DV whether it was a kid at our school, our aunt or friend at work. Since we’re all touched in some way, let’s all come together to be part of the solution. D4A is about coming together as a community to shed light on the topic of domestic violence and the resources available through the Crisis Center. Join the movement and Light Up the Night in honor of victims and survivors who have endured the darkness of abuse in their lives. Take a stand this October. Get involved and make a difference for someone in need of hope.

Reasons to Join D4A –
5…minutes to show your best moves in our dance contests
4…amazing dance performances by local dance instructors
3…awards for top fundraisers
2…ways to participate – spectator or dancer
1…energy-pumping DJ keeping the party going all night!
Admission for the event is $25. Dancers and team supporters who raise $175 or more in donations per dancer will receive an all-access pass to event dance

 

 

floor for all 5 hours, two each of food and drink tickets, a D4A T-Shirt and goody bag, and a personalized online fundraising page. Proceeds from the event go toward services and education programs offered by CCSS. Donations are tax deductible. For those not raising funds, time on the dance floor can be purchased the night of the event. Food, beverages and concessions will also be available for purchase. For more information or to register visit www.ccssd4a.com.

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