SAPAC's General Peer Led Support Group is an open drop-in, confidential healing space that meets twice a week for University of Michigan students who identify as survivors of sexual assault, 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 and processing if participants choose to do so.
PLSG aims to provide a supportive, understanding community that welcomes student survivors of all ages, genders, and identities. The group is open to all survivors of sexual violence, whether those experiences happened earlier in life, or in college.
For more information, email the facilitators at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHERE: PLSG will be meeting virtually for Fall 2020
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WHEN: Sundays and Wednesdays 8:30-10:00pm
Fall 2020 PLSG Meeting Schedule:
Final Meeting of Fall 2020: December 16th, 2020
Meet the Facilitators:
Nina Farahanchi is a Junior at the University of Michigan pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration along with a double minor in Community Action and Social Change and International Studies. She loves connecting with diverse individuals and hopes to pursue a career in Strategy Consulting. On-campus, Nina is a member of SAPAC’s Survivor Empowerment and Ally Support cohort, Persian Students Association, Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity, Pi Beta Phi women’s fraternity, and Doors to Opportunity. This is Nina’s first semester as a PLSG facilitator, and she looks forward to providing survivor-centered care rooted in empathy and connection.
Kristin Orrach is a senior 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 second semester facilitating PLSG, and she looks forward to forming new connections with participants in a space that encourages creativity, healing, and growth.