Spring Semester 2014 [beginning Feb 18]: For Spring Semester 2014, we will have an additional office location on the St. Paul Campus! Where: Boynton St. Paul Clinic, 1st Floor Coffey Hall ---- When: Tuesdays, 8:45-12:45; 1:45-4:30 & Wednesdays, 2-4:30 OR by appointment for other times/days.
March 4 2014, STSS 220 4-6pm: Sexual Violence on College Campuses featuring Stephanie Gilmore (Free & Open to the Public, Food & Drinks provided!)
Stephanie Gilmore, antiracist and queer-positive feminist activist and educator, will lead an interactive, multimedia presentation that examines rape culture on college campuses, using up-to-the-minute examples of activism among students, expert opinion, and observational analysis to explore how students can and do confront sexual violence against women, students of color, and LGBT student. Most notably, this presentation shows how students have mobilized in the past and how they are engaging in vital and important activism to un-learn rape culture and create college communities that marginalize violence in all forms.
Sponsored by: Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies (GWSS), The Aurora Center for Advocacy & Education, the History Department, American Studies, the Department of Political Science and the Department of Sociology.
March 26th: Action Day at the Capitol (11:30 - 1:30pm, Capitol Building in St. Paul, Free & Open to the Public)
Action Day to End Violence Against Women is a collective effort by six statewide coalitions to raise awareness about the prevalence and devastating impact of violence against women in Minnesota. This one-day event includes orientation on educating legislators, meetings with legislators, youth involvement events, networking opportunities, and a men’s rally, all of which culminates in a powerful rally in the State Capitol Rotunda at 12:00 p.m. on March 26, 2014.
April 6th: The Sex + Drugs Show (7-8:30 pm, Coffman Theater, Free & Open to the Public)
The Sex+Drugs Show is a 90-minute, multi-issue program that covers the basics of substance abuse, sexual communication and sexual assault. During this interactive program, students will have the opportunity to discuss types of drinking behavior, the effect of substance abuse on academic performance, what happens when alcohol and sexual communication collide, as well as the difficult subject of sexual assault. The Sex + Drugs Show is presented by GTC Dramatic Dialogues as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) activities being hosted by The Aurora Center for Advocacy & Education during the month of April. Please extend an invite to the students, staff and faculty that you work with.
April 13th: The Vagina Monologues (7-8:30 pm, Coffman Memorial Union, $5 - Students; $8 - Non-students)
Once a year, a performance of this play, as well as other works created by V-Day, raise awareness and funds to help end violence against women and girls.
April 17th: Violence Awareness Day (5-8:30 pm, The Bell Museum, Donation-based, Open to the Public, Food & Drinks provided!)
This fundraiser for The Aurora Center for Advocacy & Education is being hosted by the Violence Intervention Student Advisory (VISA) Board and raises awareness about sexual violence. Featuring speaker and researcher Dr. Pat Frazier (Distinguished McKnight University Professor; Department of Psychology) and with performances by hip hop artist, two-time National Poetry Slam champion, social justice activist, educator and writer Guante, slam poets Sierra DeMulder and Mollie Lacy, and poet Jennifer Wang.