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Sexual Violence Prevention Month 2015

consent is golden april 2015 events

All events are free and open to the public.

If you need assistance or accommodations for these events, please contact Erin Burrows at eburrows@austin.utexas.edu (three business days prior to the event).

Download the Consent is Golden Poster here.

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Not On My Campus UT

Ongoing

Join a student-led movement against sexual assault on campus. Sign the pledge here: tinyurl.com/NOMCTEXASTake a photo with "Not On My Campus" on your hand and post it online using the hashtag #NotOnMyCampusUT Stay updated by following @NotOnMyCampusUT on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

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ConsentFest

Thursday, April 2, 11am - 2pm, East Mall UT Austin

Yes means yes! Join us in celbrating and exploring consent. FREE flash tattoos, t-shirts and a silent auction to benefit the VAV Survivor's Emergency Fund. Part of Orange Jackets Week of Women and SafePlace RAP week.

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Get Sexy. Get Consent. Public performance!

Thursday, April 2nd, 9pm, The Tejas Club, 2600 Rio Grande

Get Sexy. Get Consent. is a highly interactive VAV Theatre for Dialogue performance that examines how we negotiate sex, consent, boundaries and safety. Part of Orange Jackets Week of Women. Followed by Mac and Cheese fundraiser, benefiting Survivor's Emergency Fund.

Learn More about Get Sexy. Get Consent

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Apply for Theatre for Dialogue Course!

Voices Against Violence offers an upper-division academic course that trains students to use theatre and performance to initiate conversations about relationships, consent, boundaries, and signs of power and control. TFD programs are interactive and ask audience participants to consider: What does a healthy relationship mean to you? What are your boundaries around sex? How do you negotiate difficult or uncomfortable conversations? The VAV course, Theatre for Dialogue, is a two-semester commitment. Learn more about Theatre for Dialogue.
Apply now! Application Deadline: Friday, April 10th

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take back the night

Take Back The Night

Wednesday, April 8, 6:30pm - 9pm, Main Mall UT Austin

A gender-inclusive event to illuminate the movement to end sexual violence. Survivor open mic speak-out, FREE food and t-shirts and resource fair. Open to the public.
https://www.facebook.com/events/797214853706907/
Take Back the Night Flyer

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Be an Anchor during 40 for Forty

Wednesday, April 8 and Thursday April 9, giving.utexas.edu/40for40

Participate in 40 for Forty - a giving campaign designed to involve students, alumni and friends of the University in supporting the Forty Acres. Donate directly to the VAV Survivor’s Emergency Fund on behalf of a participating student organization: tinyurl.com/UTanchor

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Interrupting Rape Culture: A Student-Led Workshop

Tuesday, April 14, CMA 5.190; and Thursday, April 16,11am - 1:30pm, SAC 1.103

Interactive BeVocal workshop to discuss how our everyday language can either contribute to or prevent rape culture. FREE food provided. RSVP: tinyurl.com/VAVWorkshopRSVP

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Pizza Rolls, Not Gender Roles

Tuesday, April 21, 7pm - 9pm, GAR 0.120

Modeled after the popular MTV shows Guy Code and Girl Code, join VAV as we discuss masculinity and feminism with our panel of comedians, all while enjoying hot, delicious pizza rolls. Cosponsored with Gender and Sexuality Center.

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Get Sexy. Get Consent. Public performance!

Friday, April 24th, 5pm, CLA 0.130

A highly interactive VAV Theatre for Dialogue performance that examines how we negotiate sex, consent, boundaries and safety. Part of Orange Jackets Week of Women. Followed by Mac and Cheese fundraiser benefitting the VAV Survivor’s Emergency Fund.

Learn More about Get Sexy. Get Consent

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I Like, LIKE You... Exploring Relationships

Sunday, April 26, 6pm WEL 1.308; and Tuesday, April 28, 7pm, BUR 134

A VAV Theatre for Dialogue performance that examines hook-ups, break-ups, conflict and communication in romantic relationships. "I like, LIKE you" uses performance and dialogue to ask the audience "what does healthy mean to you?"

Learn More about I Like, LIKE You... Exploring Relationships

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A Retrospective on Victim Blaming Black Bodies

Thursday, April 30, 6:30pm - 8pm, BLS 1.130

Join VAV in the Black and Latino Studies Building for a conversation about the unsettling history of blaming black bodies for the crimes committed against them. Together, we will imagine how to build communities that don't blame survivors.

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Audition for Get Sexy. Get Consent.

Audition to be a actor-facilitator in Get Sexy. Get Consent for the 2015-2016 school year! Actor-facilitators work in teams to present Get Sexy. Get Consent. to student groups across the UT campus. It is highly recommended that you see a performance of Get Sexy. Get Consent. before auditioning (see above for performance times). Actor-facilitators are compensated for their time.

Audition Dates:
• SUN May 3rd, 3:00-5:00pm
• MON May 11th, 4:00-6:00pm

Reserve your audition spot.

Learn More about Get Sexy. Get Consent

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VAV Student Organization

VAV's sponsored student organization is open to any enrolled student at UT Austin. Students organize events, recruit volunteers and promote events and campaigns on campus via class announcements, social media and tabling on campus. We host conversations about current examples of interpersonal violence cases and prevention during our regular meetings.

We meet every Tuesday at 6pm in the POWER House, Student Services Building (SSB), Ground floor, G 1.400.

Learn more and join via the Facebook group
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Together we can build a safer campus



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