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The Lauri Wright Stand-up Paddle Parade

The Paddle Parade is held in October each year in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This year’s theme is Men as Allies, with the focus on prevention and education. We want them to be allies in cultivating healthy relationships. Together we can promote healthy, respectful, nonviolent relationships. Kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards will be free during the Parade.

Wed, Oct 5th 5:30pm-7:30pm
Texas Rowing Center Dock (1541 West Cesar Chavez)

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Sexual Violence: Women’s Issue, Men's Problem

Recent attention to the problem of sexual violence on college campuses raises inevitable questions about how men and women are trained to understand gender, sex, and power. While enacting and enforcing policies that can help ensure the safety of students is crucial, it is also important to deepen the discussion to confront the history and contemporary reality of institutionalized male dominance. What social norms and values create an epidemic of sexual violence? A panel discussion on these questions will be led by Dr. Diane Rhodes.

Thurs, Oct 6th 12:30pm-2pm
Belo Center for New Media, BMC 5.208, 300 W. Dean Keeton, Austin

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Rally for Healthy Relationships

Sail the seven c’s of healthy relationship to earn a FREE t-shirt and other giveaways. Consent, communication, care, consideration, compassion, conflict resolution and collaboration.

Thurs, Oct 13th 11am-2pm
West Mall Rally Space

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National Young Women’s Day of Action Luncheon

Featuring Andrea Pino
Hosted by the Gender and Sexuality Center
Co-sponsored by VAV

National Young Women's Day of Action featuring Andrea Pino. Andrea Lynn Pino is an American women's rights and civil rights activist, and a blogger for the Huffington Post. Pino is director of policy and support and co-founder of End Rape on Campus, an advocacy group for survivors of campus sexual assault.

Catered Lunch Provided Please RSVP gsc@austin.utexas.edu

Weds, Oct 19th SAC 11:30-1:30pm
SAC Ballroom (SAC 2.410)

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Breaking the Silence: Survivors of Dating and Relationship Violence Speak-Out

Survivors and allies speak out about experiences of relationship violence. FREE food, resource fair, performances and open-mic.

Tuesday, Oct 25th 6:30-9pm
San Jacinto Amphitheatre or SAC Ballroom

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Get Sexy. Get Consent. Workshop Performance

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

Thursday, Oct. 27, 8pm.
BUR 136

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If you need assistance or accommodations for any of these events, contact voicesagainstviolence@austin.utexas.edu (3 business days prior, please)

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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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