Check out past and upcoming programs!
If you are interested in collaborating on an event, please contact us. Ending violence here at OXY is a communtiy effort.
Take Back the Week
This whole week- We will be giving away FREE t-shirts and totes at 12pm in the Academic Quad
Resource Fair and Kick Off
Along with our community partners we will be distributing sexual assault prevention and intervention resources. We will also have free giveaways to commemorate the week! T-shirts and totes will be distributed daily (M/W/F 12pm-1:30pm and T/Th 11:30-1:30pm.)
1BlueString (I in 6) will be sponsoring a guitar string changing station. Bring your guitar to the Quad, replace 1 of your 6 strings (the Low E string) with one of our blue strings, and help raise awareness for the 1 in 6 men in the U.S. who were sexually abused in childhood. A photo both will also be available if you would like to take a picture with and official 1BlueString guitar.
Clothesline Project (all week)
IIf you would like to add to the Clothesline we will be in the Academic Quad M/W/F from 12pm-1:30pm and T/Th 11:30am-1:30pm
Boys and Men Healing
A documentary about the impact the sexual abuse of boys has on both the individual and society, and the importance of healing and speaking out for male survivors to end the devastating effects. In collaboration with Occidental College and Project S.A.F.E., 1in6, Inc. will moderate a screening of the film, "Boys and Men Healing" produced by Big Voice Pictures. Followed by a panel discussion with local and national providers. Audience members will have the opportunity to watch a powerful film and ask questions concerning men and their healing path for childhood sexual abuse.
Brave Miss World Film Screening and Conversation with Director Cecilia Peck
Miss Israel Linor Abargil was abducted, stabbed, and raped in Milan, Italy, at age 18. She had to represent her country in the Miss World competition only six weeks later. When to her shock she was crowned the winner, she vowed to do something about rape. The film follows her from the rape, to her crowning and through her crusade to fight for justice and break the silence. During her travels to speak out and meet with other rape victims, her own trauma begins to resurface. Her serial rapist becomes eligible for parole, and she has to hunt down his previous victims in order to help keep him behind bars. The film explores the trauma of sexual assault through one young woman’s journey from teenage rape victim to Miss World to empowered lawyer and activist.
Director/Producer Cecilia Peck will be joining us after the film!
Cecilia Peck most recently directed and produced, with Barbara Kopple, the feature-length documentary “Shut Up & Sing”, which chronicles the political backlash against and artistic triumph of the Dixie Chicks following their criticism of President Bush just prior to the invasion of Iraq. The film, shortlisted for the 2007 Academy Awards, was awarded Best Documentary by the Boston Society of Film Critics and the San Diego Film Critics. It won Best Documentary at the Sydney, Aspen, and Woodstock Film Festivals, and Jury Prize at the Toronto and the Chicago Film Festivals. It received the Courage in Film Award from the Women Film Critics Circle, the Wyatt Award from the Southeastern Film Critics Circle, and was nominated for a Broadcast Critics Award and a National Film Critics Award.
Workshop: Identifying Non-Stranger Rapist
False stereotypes and misconceptions about who rapists are and how rapists behave continue to hamper both the criminal justice system and institutional response to sexual violence. Twenty years of research on so-called “undetected” rapists – men who commit rapes but who are either not reported or not prosecuted for their crimes – has clearly demonstrated that the old stereotypes about rapists are false. These undetected rapists represent the vast majority of rapists, and account for the vast majority of rapes. Their crimes are characterized by extensive planning and premeditation, the frequent use of alcohol and other drugs to render their victims vulnerable, and the use of sufficient force and threats to intimidate their victims into submission. Further, a majority of these rapists are serial offenders, and many commit other forms of violence.
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will:
Neurobiology of Trauma
David Lisak is a clinical psychologist who has devoted his professional life to studying the causes and consequences of interpersonal violence. His research on non-stranger rapists, and on the long-term impact of childhood sexual abuse in adult men has been published in leading scientific journals.
For the past 25 years he has served as a forensic consultant, professional trainer, and public speaker across the United States. He has served on the faculty of the National Judicial Education Project and the American Prosecutors Research Institute, and has served as a consultant to judicial, prosecutor and law enforcement education programs across the country.
He has conducted trainings and workshops in all fifty states across the U.S., and consults widely with universities, the four services of the U.S. Military, the Department of Defense, and other institutions regarding sexual assault prevention and policies. Dr. Lisak consults frequently on sexual violence and homicide cases across the country. He serves as an expert witness in death penalty cases where issues of child abuse are pertinent, and in sexual assault cases on issues of victim behavior and offender characteristics.
Himself a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, he is a founding board member of 1in6, a national, non-profit organization devoted to helping men who were sexually abused as children
March and Speak Out
Starting march infront of Choi Auditorium ending at Hillside Theater. Participants are encouraged to read poems, sing, request a moment of silence or speak out on any topic related to ending sexual violence.
RAINN DAY (Rape Abuse Incest National Network)
Project S.A.F.E along with community partners will be hosting RAINN Day on Thursday, September 26, 2013. This year's theme is "Healing through Art." We will be hosting a Resource Fair/Community Art Project from 11:30am-1:30pm in JSC Quad and screening the documentary “It Was Rape” in Johnson 200 at 5:00pm.
Here is more information about our Resource Fair/Community Art Project:
1BlueString (I in 6) and Raw Records will be sponsoring a guitar string changing station. Bring your guitar to the Quad, replace 1 of your 6 strings (the Low E string) with one of our blue strings, and help raise awareness for the 1 in 6 men in the U.S. who were sexually abused in childhood. A photo both will also be available if you would like to take a picture with and official 1BlueString guitar.
Peace Over Violence will be collaborating with A Windows Between Worlds to showcase and create art for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and interpersonal trauma.
The LA Gay and Lesbian Center will be hosting a watercolor activity for LGBT members in our community who have been affected by intimate partner violence and sexual assault.
Project SAFE will be hosting a Debunk Rape Myths-Community Art Project and display. We will be actively debunking myths with paint. All are welcome to participate.
We will also be screening the documentary “It Was Rape,” at 5pm in Johnson 200. A documentary that covers eight diverse personal stories of sexual assault, from a Midwestern teenager trying alcohol for the first time to a Native American woman gradually coming to terms with her abusive childhood
See you there!
Hooking Up at Oxy!
Click here to view more pictures from the event on the Project SAFE facebook page!
Empowerment Week 2012
Intimate Partner Violence Awareness Month
RAINN Day 2012