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It’s On Us
Take the Online Pledge

It’s on us to stop sexual assault. BeVocal and intervene when consent has not or cannot be given. Take the national pledge to be part of the solution at itsonus.org
Learn more about consent: cmhc.utexas.edu/vav
Learn more about bystander intervention:wellnessnetwork.utexas.edu/BeVocal

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Take Back The Night

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.

Take Back the Night Facebook Event

WED, APR 6

6:30-9pm, Main Mall UT Austin take back the night

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Mental Health Promotion Week 2016
Be Kind to Your Mind

Mental Health Promotion week is a campus-wide event focused on promoting elements of positive emotional well-being.

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Interrupting Rape Culture Workshops


Led by VAV peer-educators: explore pop-culture and campus examples of when sexual assault is trivialized or condoned, how to BeVocal to prevent sexual assault and support survivors.

MON, APR 4

6pm, SSB 4.212

THURS, APR 14

6pm, CLA 1.102

MON, APR 18

7pm, CLA 0.122

WED, APR 27

7pm, PAR 103

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Get Sexy. Get Consent. Performance

A highly interactive VAV Theatre for Dialogue performance that examines how we negotiate sex, consent, boundaries and safety.

Wednesday, April 13

7:30 pm GEA 105

Thursday, April 21

7:30 pm WEL 3.502

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Get Sexy. Get Consent. Auditions

Tuesday, May 3 6:30-8:30 pm
WIN 1.134

or

Monday, May 9

10 am-12 pm
WIN 1.134

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ConsentFest

Yes means yes! Join us in celebrating and exploring consent. FREE flash tattoos, Consent is Golden t-shirts and a silent auction to benefit the VAV Survivor's Emergency Fund.

THURS, APR 21

11am - 3pm, Gregory Gym (GRE) Concourse.

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"I like, LIKE you...Exploring Relationships"
A VAV Theatre for Dialogue performance that examines hook-ups, break-ups, conflict and communication in romantic relationships.

Friday, April 22

3 pm GEA 105

Monday, April 25

8 pm RLM 4.102

Tuesday, April 26

5:30 pm ART 1.102

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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 7-8pm 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



UT Counseling and Mental Health Center

UT Counseling and Mental Health Center Voices Against Violence
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