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.
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..
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).
24 hr. Help Resources
For University of Michigan students, staff, faculty and their loved ones:
· Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC): (734) 936-3333
For Washtenaw County residents:
· Safehouse Center: (734) 995-5444
· Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN): 800-656-HOPE
· National Online Sexual Assault Helpline: https://ohl.rainn.org/online/
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.
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.
We have an exciting line-up of events!
Last week the Michigan Daily did a mini-interview with our Director Holly Rider- Milkovich about some of the services SAPAC offers to students on campus.
Raise the Bar(RTB) is a new program designed and implemented by the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC) at the University of Michigan, The University Health Service (UHS), and The Ann Arbor Community Coalition (A2C3.) The mission of Raise the Bar is to decrease the incidences of sexual and gender-based violence among University students within the Ann Arbor community. The program works with local bars to provide tailored workshops on the subject of sexual assault and bystander intervention.
The language we use to describe the way we feel is important. So at this year's 26th annual SAPAC Speak Out event, we asked attendees to choose one word that described how they felt at the close of the event. These are some of the words we came up with!
The most solemn duty I perform as Director of SAPAC is not included on my job description. Several times a year, I am called upon to give voice to the stories of those who did not survive, reckon our losses and acknowledge our grief. On this night, I spoke the life of Tamara Williams, a gifted senior in LS&A who hoped to become a social worker, a resident of Northwoods Apartments where she lived with her young daughter, a young woman from Detroit on the cusp of celebrating her 21st birthday.
On April 10th, the Michigan Difference Student Leadership Awards were held in the Michigan Union Rogel Ballroom. This year, SAPAC’s very own, Lauren McIntosh was nominated and won the Unsung Hero / Quiet Leadership Award!
You may want to keep track of STIs for which you have been tested or treated. Ask your doctor or nurse exactly which tests are being completed. It may take several years for the symptoms of some STIs to show up. Information and testing could potentially save your life. The table on the following page contain information about the most eight most common STIs. Ask your health care professional for more information.
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!
“A comprehensive campus policy includes a listing of possible sanctions that can be imposed following a determination that an accused student is responsible for violating the sexual misconduct policy..." Read this article for more information about sanctions at the University of Michigan.