SAPAC professional staff members have chosen to speak out on this matter because believe it is important to share accurate information about pregnancy following sexual assault .
Summary of important points about dating and domestic violence.
The White House has issued a report about their response to sexual assault on college campuses, which is called the Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. This response has led to the launch of the website: Not Alone (https://www.notalone.gov). Please visit the website and feel free to use it as a resource for you or anyone you know that has experienced sexual assault on college campuses..
In anticipation of the upcoming 8th Annual rEVOLUTION: Making Art for Change exhibit, the SAPAC Men’s Activism (MA) group recently completed their own contribution. In an echo of last year’s piece, this year’s project incorporated the “These Hand’s Don’t Hurt” message. This year’s project combined elements of everyday activism and artistic expression.
On Tuesday, August 7, the SAPAC office will be moving to the Michigan Union. The office will be located in room G509, which is in the hallway between the ground level of the Union and the entrance to West Quad.
Our new address will be:
530 South State St
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1308
New office phone number:
On Wednesday, March 7, 2012 David Lisak, Ph.D., was the keynote speaker at the annual Tamara Williams Memorial Lecture. This lecture serves to memorialize Tamara Williams, a University of Michigan student and Family Housing resident who was killed by her boyfriend in 1997. In addition to remembering Tamara's legacy, this lecture raises awareness of the realities of sexual assault and intimate partner violence. Before Dr. Lisak spoke, Robin Wilson, associate professor of Dance at the University of Michigan, shared a dance titled "Shattered Globes" that she choreographed in honor of Tamara.
A Common Voice is an educational video that seeks to provoke discussion on sexual and intimate partner violence in the campus community. Individuals who represent multiple backgrounds and affiliations share their ideas about the definition of sexual and intimate partner violence and consent, and discuss their experiences as they relate to family and community responses. University staff and students describe their reactions to sexual and intimate partner violence on campus and encourage action by the campus community.
Receiving immediate and follow-up medical attention is one of the most important things that you can do for yourself if you have been sexually assaulted. You may have injuries that need to be treated, and you may want to be tested for pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
What is Relationship Remix?
Who is a SAPAC Ally?
An ally is an individual who consciously strives towards promoting justice and ending marginalization. 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 be a proactive bystander and actively work to reduce rape culture and victim blaming; encourage healthy relationships; continue to educate yourself and others in your community; and remain committed to supporting survivors.
On the weekend of April 13 and 14, SAPAC student volunteers and professional staff welcomed back to campus nearly fifty alumni and supporters for a weekend-long celebration of SAPAC’s 25th anniversary. Alumni gathered from Missouri, North Carolina, Georgia, Illinois, and all parts of Michigan to reconnect with each other and reflect on the lasting impact of their volunteer experience at SAPAC.
The goal of the Raising Our Voices: SAPAC 25th Anniversary Celebration Concert on October 25, 2011 was to celebrate 25 years of teaching, leading, and healing at SAPAC while fostering collaboration among organizations and student groups.
Personal barriers are the barriers created by the perpetrator in order to maintain power and control. These barriers are usually the tactics shown on the power and control wheel.
For the month of April, SafeHouse will be having a series of events in order to recognize Sexual Assault Awareness Month. SafeHouse is a center for survivors of sexual assault and dometice violence in the Washtenaw County. Through these events SafeHouse would like to "raise awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent it."
Read the full article to see all of the events!
The University of Michigan launches the New Student Sexual Misconduct Policy just in time for the start of a new academic year for its students. While new and old Michigan Wolverines are getting prepared for classes, we should also take a second to appreciate the dedicated individuals who put their time and energy to putting forth this new policy. Although there are still changes that need to be made, the changes that have been recently published is a great start to making a difference on our campus! Click on the link below to read the article in the Record about the New Student Sexual Misconduct Policy.
The Peer Educators have had a very busy winter semester!
Here at SAPAC we are committed to serving clients of all gender identities and expressions. Here is some information for allies of trans and gender non-conforming survivors on gender identity and how to support survivors.