Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center

Finding The Strength To Heal: A Journey of Rebuilding Amongst Violence

Join us at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens April 11th from 5:00-7:00 for an interactive photography special exhibit highlighting survivors’ healing journeys after experiencing sexual violence on college campuses. The exhibit will feature interviews, advice, and photographs taken by 24 female survivors of undergraduate unwanted sexual experiences, along with stations to highlight the sexual assault response services available at University of Michigan’s campus. Our goal is to teach students and service providers about healing after sexual violence while fostering a dialogue surrounding how universities and service organizations can best support survivor healing and decision-making.

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Ignacio Rivera: LGBTQ Health & Wellness Week 2019 Featured Speaker

Ignacio G. Hutiá Xeiti Rivera (they/them) is a trans and queer activist of color with over 20 years of experience in anti-oppression and sexual liberation work, including topics of consent, sexual survivorship, and sex after sexual violence. Their work continues to center those at the margins, particularity people of color and those with queer and trans identities.

When: February 18, 2019 6:30-7:30pm
Where: School of Social Work, Room ECC

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Winter 2019 LGBT+ Peer Led Support Group

SAPAC and Spectrum Center have teamed up to create an LGBT+ Peer Led Support Group (PLSG) for survivors of sexual violence, intimate partner violence, sexual harassment, or stalking. Participants will be introduced to different coping skills and self-care techniques in this safe(r) space.

WHEN: Mondays 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
WHERE: Room 1551 West Quadrangle, Cambridge House

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Winter 2019 Peer Led Support Group

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.

WHERE: SAPAC Office Michigan Union Room 1551 (NOT 330 E. Liberty)
WHEN: Wednesdays 7:30-9:00 PM and Sundays from 12:00-1:30 PM

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Love Beyond Bounds

SAPAC, in co-sponsorship with Spectrum Center and CEW+, are bringing Corey Kempster and Jari Jones to talk about their relationship and love. The event is specifically near Valentine's Day, a holiday that is often very heteronormative and hurtful for people who hold marginalized identities. We hope that by creating an affirming and inclusive space that is a great representation of love and healthy relationship norms we can promote inclusivity and respect in all relationships on our campus!

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