UNL Week Without Violence 2013

The UNL Week Without Violence is a series of events October 13th -19th, 2013 dedicated to educating and encouraging campus and community members to take a stand against violence. One in six women become victims of sexual assault and one in four men report experiences of intimate partner violence. Stalking, intimate partner violence, and sexual assault affect people of all genders, races, sexual orientations, and backgrounds. We invite you to join the Women’s Center 15 year tradition of raising awareness of violence and its profoundly negative effects.

• Campus Safety Lunch and Learn
Monday, October 14, 2013
12 noon to 1 pm
Nebraska Union, Room Posted
UNL Police Officers Koan Nissen and Dave Dibelka lead a discussion about your campus safety concerns. Learn how UNL Police Department resources support UNL community members to create a safer campus. Bring your questions and bring your lunch.

• Women Write Resistance
Monday, 10/14 @ 7 pm
Nebraska Union, room TBA
Dr. Laura Madeline Wiseman and other authors read their works from “Women Write Resistance,” an anthology of poetry that celebrates the utilization of transformative art in the movement against gender violence.

• “Campus Responses to Relationship Violence”
Tuesday, 10/15 @ 12 pm
Nebraska Union, Room TBA
A Brown Bag Discussion co-sponsored by the Ethics Center about responding to disclosure of abuse in the classroom or other campus settings (special focus for faculty, teaching assistants or students in advising/mentoring roles). To register and reserve lunch, email Adam R. Thompson at ethics@unl.edu by 4 pm on October 9th with the subject line "Brown Bag Lunch".

• Dish It Up: Take Back the Night sponsored by OASIS and Sigma Psi Zeta
Wednesday, 10/16 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center
Participate in an open discussion about relationship and gender violence in today’s society (refreshments provided). After, we will be raising awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault by releasing balloons out on the Union Plaza following a moment of silence.

• Voices of Hope Open House and Vigil
Thursday, 10/17 5:30- 8:30 pm
Voices of Hope, 2545 N St.
Learn about Voices of Hope programs and services at the Open House from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. At 7:30 pm, a Candlelight Vigil will commemorate the lives lost to relationship violence.

• Kristin’s Story Sponsored by Alpha Chi Omega and Delta Delta Delta
Monday, 10/28 7:00 pm
Nebraska Union, Room TBA
Kristin Cooper, a 20-year old college student, committed suicide after being raped by a friend. Her mother, Andrea, wants college men and women to hear and learn from her story.

More details at: http://go.unl.edu/xje5