A series of events to educate the public, support survivors and make a resounding call to end gender violence in our community. Check out the Facebook Page for more details!
How to Date a Survivor Panel
Monday/April 14 at 6:30 p.m. in Room # 402 of Wilson
Sexual Misconduct Board Mock Trial
Tuesday/April 15 at 7 p.m. in Newcomb Theater
Open Arts Slam
Wednesday/April 16 at 8 p.m. in the Mezzanine at the U.Va. Bookstore
Take Back the Night Rally, March and Speak Out/Vigil
Thursday/April 17 starting at 6:30 p.m. Nameless Field with a rain site at Memorial Gym
Reclaim what has always belonged to us by rallying and marching against violence against women and bearing witness to survivors’ experiences in our community. Meet for an inspiring rally at Nameless Field and then march to the UVA Amphitheater for a Survivors’ Speak Out. The Speak Out is open to any survivor of gender-based violence wishing to share: Tell your story, sing a song, perform a dance, read a poem—it’s your time to be heard. Survivors who wish to participate may simply come up to the tent by the stage, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org in advance.
Friday “Day of Healing and Wellness”
- Room to Breathe – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Feeling the need to chill, or looking for a quiet space that feels safe? Come by the U.Va. Women’s Center and get acquainted with Room to Breathe, a newly decorated quiet space for stressed people to regain some calm. Funded by the U.Va. Women’s Club and The White Ribbon Campaign, Room to Breathe was designed with survivors in mind. (Chocolate and books included!)
- Conversations and Coffee at the Women’s Center – 10 a.m. to noon
Please join us for coffee, tea and bagels. Counseling staff will be available for informal conversations about our services, self-care, trauma stewardship or any other topics of interest.
- Spoken Word Workshop with Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai, founding artist and producer of Moving Earth Productions 10 a.m. in the Upstairs Library Conference Room of the Women’s Center
Learn to write and perform your own work, or hone your skills at this workshop with this award-winning artist.
- Free yoga/mindfulness class 10 a.m. in Garden 10
- Kick-boxing with Tom from noon to 1 p.m. at the AFC in Room #4
Release your frustration and anger with a kick-a** boxing class! No charge to attend the class, but you must have a valid AFC membership.
- Stronger at the Broken Places from 2-4 p.m. at The Glass Palette , 1304 E. Market St. Suite W, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Break some glass, and turn it into something you’ll treasure forever. Come to this fused glass workshop for survivors of trauma at The Glass Palette, led by Claire Kaplan, Director of Sexual & Domestic Violence Services. Otherwise, cost per person is approximately $25, depending on the project you choose to make. Word of caution: Individuals who are prone to self-injury need to let us know if they plan to attend so that we can strategize for your safety during and following the class. Scholarships are offered on a first-come, first-served basis (10 max). To reserve a subsidized space, email email@example.com
- Bystander Intervention Workshop at 5 p.m. in the Commonwealth Room of Newcomb
- Relaxation Yoga with Courtney from 5:15 – 6:15 p.m. at the AFC in Rooms 2/3
Conclude this busy and emotional week with a session of relaxation yoga, offered free of charge at the AFC. No charge to attend the class, but you must have a valid AFC membership.
Co-sponsored with the Sexual Assault Leadership Council, student organizations, the University’s Sexual Misconduct Board and the Office of the Dean of Students