SAPAC Ally Training Program
The SAPAC Ally Training Program seeks to empower participants with the knowledge, awareness, and skills needed to be actively involved in the movement to end sexual and intimate partner violence. The SAPAC Ally Training Program is a great first step in receiving basic training regarding these issues and becoming a supporter of the movement.
What will be covered?
The SAPAC Ally Training Program aims to provide participants with a basic knowledge of sexual and intimate partner violence as well as skills that can be used in the movement to end sexual and intimate partner violence. We will explore issues of sexual and intimate partner violence (including sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, and sexual harassment), rape culture, supporting survivors, and healthy relationships. The curriculum includes general information presentation, mixed media presentation, interactive role plays, and group discussions. Facilitators aim to challenge pre-conceived notions while creating a safe and open environment that fosters discussion.
Who can participate?
The SAPAC Ally Training Program is open to all members of the University of Michigan community, including students, faculty, and staff.
What can you do after SAPAC Ally Training?
Participants are encouraged to apply the knowledge and skills that they gain as a part of the SAPAC Ally Training Program to their lives and affirm a commitment to supporting the movement to end sexual and intimate partner violence.
Becoming a SAPAC Ally means that you recognize that sexual and intimate partner violence is an issue in our culture and at the University of Michigan and you will not tolerate it. It means that you will actively work to reduce rape culture and victim blaming; that you will encourage healthy relationships, that you will educate others in your community; and that you will remain committed to supporting survivors.
When is the next SAPAC Ally Training?
SAPAC Ally Training is offered once a semester. The next Ally Training will take place on Saturday, March 19th in the Connector in West Quad.
If you are interested in attending Ally Training, please complete our Ally/Volunteer Application by March 11th.
Other questions? Feel free to contact the SAPAC office at (734) 764-7771.