Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center

A purple and a green hand, both with hearts on their palms, interlocking fingers over text that reads "SAPAC Peer Led Support Group"

Due to recommendations from the University and local health authorities to avoid in person gatherings, we have made the decision to continue PLSG in an online format, rather than in person. Meetings will still occur at the same time as previously scheduled through BlueJeans. If you are interested in joining these meetings please email sapacplsg@gmail.com or fill out this confidential interest form.

 

We hope that this change will allow us to continue to provide a space for survivors to process and build community while also prioritizing the health and safety of our community members. 

 

If you are interested in meeting with a SAPAC advocate over the phone or BlueJeans, you can email SAPAC@umich.edu, call 734-764-771, or ask a PLSG facilitator to connect you to an advocate. 

 

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SAPAC's Peer-led Support Group is a weekly, drop-in, confidential healing space for UM students who identify as survivors of sexual violence, intimate partner violence, sexual harassment, or stalking. The group aims to empower survivors and facilitate resilience, reconnection, stress relief, and anxiety reduction for our participants. We’ll be doing this through semi-structured activities, self-care practices, creative arts, and creating a safe space for sharing if participants choose to do so. Overall, we want to provide a supportive, understanding community that welcomes UM student survivors of all ages, genders, and identities. Activities during the Sunday and Tuesday meetings of each week with be the same, so people have the opportunity to do the activities regardless of which day they can attend.

WHERE: BlueJean Meetings Until Further Notice

WHEN: Sundays and Tuesdays 8:30-10pm

For more information, contact sapacplsg@gmail.com

Fill out a confidential interest form here! Learn about our LGBTQ+ Peer Led Support Group here!

Winter 2020 PLSG Meetings:

Start: Sunday, January 26th

There will be no PLSG during Spring Break (3/3 & 3/8)

Final PLSG Meeting of Winter 2020: Tuesday, April 28th

 

 

Meet the Facilitators:


Amira Malik is a senior from Dearborn Heights, Michigan studying Comparative Literature with a minor in Gender and Health. Outside of school, she's involved in the Bystander Intervention and Community Engagement volunteer group in SAPAC, research on men's health and IPV at the UM Injury Prevention Center, and will soon be volunteering at the SafeHouse Center. She initially became a PLSG co-facilitator because she wanted to help the wider campus community while actually practicing the principles she learned in her Gender and Health classes. This incredibly fulfilling work has shown her how to provide meaningful survivor-centered care that is rooted in empathy, and she is looking forward to another year of building relationships with participants and planning all sorts of creative projects with Kristin!


Kristin Orrach is a junior from New York, studying Psychology with a minor in Gender and Health. She is involved in SAPAC’s Bystander Intervention and Community Engagement group, singing in a university choir Arts Chorale, volunteering at SafeHouse Center, research in the Psychology Department with the Social Comparison and Close Relationships Lab, and volunteering with children at Michigan Medicine’s C.S. Mott Children’s hospital. She wanted to become a PLSG co-facilitator to be a part of a space that creates a warm and supportive environment for survivors, and make an impact in a community that focuses on survivor-care. This is her first semester facilitating PLSG, and she looks forward to forming new connectionswith participants in a space that encourages creativity, healing, and growth.