UW-Madison Spring 2016 Events

See below for a compiled list of campus and community events focused on violence prevention, sexual assault, dating violence, consent, gender, and healthy relationships.

All events are free and open to the public. Continue to check www.evoc.wisc.edu/events/ for more events and added details. Contact the organizing group for specific information about each of the events.

To learn more about UW-Madison efforts, contact us at evoc@uhs.wisc.edu

My Masculinity Helps movie screening
Part of the “Voices for Change” film screening with WUD, PAVE, Sex Out Loud, and UHS EVOC
Wednesday, February 17th @7pm
Marquee Theatre, Union South
My Masculinity Helps explores the role of African American men and boys in the prevention of sexual violence. It shows African American male allies (psychologist, professor, peer educator, attorney, pastor, athlete, middle and high school students, activist) demonstrating understanding and support for survivors of sexual violence. Strategies for assistance and prevention are provided. Survivors also share their stories and what has helped them. The film serves as a counter-narrative to often inaccurate and misleading portrayals of African American masculinity. Our goal is to engage boys and men in the deconstruction of gender roles, masculinity, and power and in the prevention of sexual violence. It can be used in schools, colleges, and athletic, professional, community, and faith-based organization.
32 minute film, followed by discussion
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1595257407389612/

Crazy Stupid Love movie screening with PAVE
Thursday, February 19th @ 7pm
PAVE office (333 E. Campus Mall, Suite 3147)
In recognition of Stalking Awareness Month, come and join PAVE for a movie screening of "Crazy Stupid Love" their office. There will be a PAVE-led discussion following the movie on healthy relationships!
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1668847563398316/

Sexual Assault Month Planning Meeting
Monday, February 22nd, 5-7pm
Union South TITU
Are you a student org leader or member interested in Sexual Assault Awareness Month? You’re invited to the Sexual Assault Month planning meeting, hosted by UHS EVOC and the Dane County Rape Crisis Center. Whether your organization hosts sexual assault awareness-specific events, provides other social justice and allyship programming, or just wants to learn more about how you can support and engage with April's events, we encourage you to attend!
RSVP here: https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1AMTLXi45BVUXkN

Helping Til It Hurts: Understanding and Preventing Compassion Fatigue Presented by Jamie Temple, UHS EVOC Survivor Services Coordinator for the UW-Madison Advising Conference Tuesday, February 23rd @ 10-11:30am Gordon Dining & Event Center, Concerto Room The emotional impact of hearing traumatic stories from the students we work and care for can take a toll on our emotional, physical, and psychological wellbeing. Come learn about how this can shape and define the work we do and the people we become.
Register for the conference:

Out In The Night movie screening
Part of the “Voices for Change” film screening with WUD, PAVE, Sex Out Loud, and UHS EVOC
Wednesday, February 24th @7pm
Marquee Theatre, Union South
In 2006, under the neon lights of a gay-friendly neighborhood in New York City, a group of African-American lesbians were violently threatened by a man on the street. The women fought back and were later charged with gang assault and attempted murder. The tabloids quickly dubbed them a gang of "Killer Lesbians" and a "Wolf Pack." Three pleaded guilty to avoid a trial, but the remaining four — Renata, Patreese, Venice and Terrain — maintained their innocence. The award-winning Out in the Night examines the sensational case and the women's uphill battle, revealing the role that race, gender identity and sexuality play in our criminal justice system.

Reclaiming Culture Through Media Literacy: Stalking Awareness Month Keynote by Tyler Osterhaus
Hosted by PAVE
Thursday, February 25th @ 7pm
Location TITU
An interactive training that provides a solid introduction to basic media literacy concepts. Participants will be given an opportunity to practice skills for deconstructing messages in popular media including music videos, movies, television shows, and advertising. Participants will gain an understanding of the connection between media messages and the cultural roots of violence.

The Mask You Live In movie screening
Part of the “Voices for Change” film screening with WUD, PAVE, Sex Out Loud, and UHS EVOC
Wednesday, February 24th @7pm
Marquee Theatre, Union South
The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. Pressured by the media, their peer group, and even the adults in their lives, our protagonists confront messages encouraging them to disconnect from their emotions, devalue authentic friendships, objectify and degrade women, and resolve conflicts through violence. These gender stereotypes interconnect with race, class, and circumstance, creating a maze of identity issues boys and young men must navigate to become “real” men. Experts in neuroscience, psychology, sociology, sports, education, and media also weigh in, offering empirical evidence of the “boy crisis” and tactics to combat it. The Mask You Live In ultimately illustrates how we, as a society, can raise a healthier generation of boys and young men.

Sex-Positive Condom Design Content
Submissions due to sexoutloud@gmail.com by Friday, March 4th @ 11:59pm
In honor of National Condom Week, Sex Out Loud is excited to present our Sex-Positive Condom Design Contest! We’ve partnered up with Say It With a Condom to give YOU a chance to design a condom wrapper and open up a conversation about sex positivity and healthy sexuality on our campus!
See Facebook event for Rules, Terms, and Conditions:

Community Healing Circle: Addressing Sexual Assault Against the UW-Madison American Indian Community Through Culture and Prayer
Wednesday, March 9th @7pm
Lake Mendota room, Dejope Hall
Hosted by Pathways to Educational Achievement, Multicultural Student Center, Wunk Sheek, and Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/662218933919531/

Offensive Environments
Saturday, March 12th @ 1pm
Virginia Harrison Parlor, Lathrop Hall
Public talk with Laura Kipnis, author of How To Become A Scandal and professor at Northwestern School of Communication

Intersectionalities: Sex, Gender, Race, and Class with Mx. Ignacio G Ribera
Monday, March 14th, 5:30-7pm
Multicultural Student Center Lounge
Mx. Ignacio G Rivera is a Two-Spirit, Black-Boricua Taino, queer performance artist, activist, filmmaker, lecturer and sex educator.

Mapping Your Desire for Queer and Trans POC with Mx. Ignacio G Ribera
Tuesday, March 15th, 6-8:30pm
WEC 106 1st Floor Red Gym
This workshop is intended for LGBTQ students of color

Graduate and Professional Student Roundtable: Violence Prevention & Education
Tuesday, March 15th, 12-1pm
School of Education (1000 Bascom Mall), L138 Meeting Room
Wednesday, March 16th, 4:30-5:30pm
Union South, TITU

The University of Wisconsin is currently developing a program for incoming graduate and professional students that will address sexual assault, sexual harassment, and intimate partner violence. Staff from University Health Services will be facilitating two roundtable sessions to gather graduate and professional students’ ideas and experiences to inform the online education program. There are two opportunities for graduate and professional students to share their insight and input.
Snacks will be provided.
Click here to RSVP
Contact Molly Zemke, UHS Violence Prevention Specialist, at mzemke@uhs.wisc.edu with any questions.

How Legal Issues Impact Student Affairs
Tuesday, March 15th, 12-1pm
Multicultural Student Center Lounge, Red Gym
Join colleagues from the community to hear from our panelists and discuss how the Fair labor Standards Act, Title IX, Freedom of Speech vs. Hate Speech, and other legal topics can impact our work in student affairs. Panelists include: Anne Bilder (UW System); Rachel Jeris Offce of Legal Affairs), Erin Kastberg (UW System); Patrick Sheehan (Human Resources). Sponsored by Student Personnel Association- Madison

Self-care event with PAVE & Sex Out Loud
Wednesday, March 16th @7pm
Suite 3147 Student Activities Center
including Dogs On Call!

Unpacking Masculinity: Bros, Dudes, and Men on Campus
Tuesday, March 29th @ 6pm
Multicultural Student Center

Should Women Register for the Draft?
Thursday, March 31st, 6-7:30pm
L196, Education Building
The U.S. Secretary of Defense recently opened all combat roles to women. Guest Panelists will discuss the legal, political and military implications of drafting women. Q&A to follow. Panelists will include: History Professor Susan Brewer of UW-Stevens Point, and Professors Myra Ferree, John Hall, and Kevin Kelly of UW-Madison. Sponsored by Veterans, Educators, & Traditional Students (VETS)

Yoni Ki Baat: Intersectional Stories from Womyn of Color
March 31 – April 2, Doors open at 7pm and show starts at 7:30pm
Fredric March Play Circle in Memorial Union
“Yoni Ki Baat,” which literally translates to “talk of the vagina” in Sanskrit, is a transformative program of raw, honest monologue performances written and performed by womyn of color. These funny, poignant monologues explore the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, mental health, and identity. The show is free and requires no tickets. Brought to you by South Asian Sisters, co-sponsored by PAVE UW-Madison and Sex Out Loud with funding graciously provided by the Associated Students of Madison (ASM). Find out more about the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1684109665194251/

Social Justice Leadership Retreat
Friday April 1st-Sunday April 3rd
Green Lake Conference Center
UW-Madison’s Social Justice Leadership Retreat takes approximately 42 students and 8 facilitators away from campus for 3 days and 2 nights of meaningful activities and story sharing. After arriving on day one, the group spends time developing trust and relationships in small groups of 7 students and 2 facilitators as well as through large group activities. The following two days are used to facilitate a journey for each student in exploring their own identities, sharing their personal story in their small groups, listening to the stories of others, and participating in sessions on privilege, allyship, and leadership for social change. Registration required: visit msc.wisc.edu

Ending Sexual Assault at UW
Monday, April 4th @ 6:30pm
Union South TITU
Join The Badger Herald and PAVE in kicking off Sexual Assault Awareness Month with a panel discussion on ending sexual assault at UW. Data from our campus revealed that 27.6 percent of women on will experience sexual assault during their time at UW_Madison.
This conversation will address what needs to happen to change the climate on our campus. Panelists include: Myka Held (SurvJustice Staff Attorney), Sophie Nielsen (PAVE chair), Valyncia Raphael (UW Dean's Office Conduct Officer), Anders Kristensen (Men Against Sexual Assault: We're Better Than That founding member), Robert Brown (Associate Director of the Multicultural Student Center, The Men's Project leader), Carmen Hotvedt (UHS Violence Prevention and Victim Advocacy manager)

College Men’s Identity Development Luncheon Keynote w/ Dr. Keith Edwards
Tuesday, April 5th, 12-1:30pm
Gordon Commons
Dr. Keith Edwards, scholar and educator on sexual violence prevention, will share insights from his award winning research on college men’s identity development. This session is intended for faculty and staff and will provide concrete recommendations for engaging men more effectively to increase their engagement, retention, academic success, and more effectively address men’s transgressions on campus. RSVP Required: https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8xntZM2tjvEONCt

Ending Rape: A Social Change Approach to Preventing Sexual Violence with Dr. Keith Edwards
Tuesday, April 5th @7pm
Gordon Commons, Sonata Room
This presentation helps men identify what they have to gain from ending campus rape, empowers all college students to see the messages all around us that foster a rape culture on campus and in society at large, and challenges us to confront and intervene in the rape culture. Participants will gain a clear understanding of the concepts of consent and the mis-education that our culture socializes us into around hooking up and having sex. Strategies are offered that will allow participants to play a part in ending rape according to their own comfort levels.
More about Dr. Keith Edwards here: http://www.keithedwards.com/

Yeah, Maybe, No film screening & panel
Monday, April 11th @ 6:30
Masley Media Room, Red Gym
Yeah Maybe, No is a story that cuts through the anger and fear that surrounds sexual violence to let a survivor tell his story in his own words. Join UHS EVOC and the LGBT Campus Center for a community viewing of the documentary, followed by a panel and discussion.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/514855512036053/

Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition
Wednesday, April 13th 7-8pm
215 N. Brooks St.
This workshop is for Native students and whomever else they would like to invite- 215 N. Brooks St.
Contact: nboyd3@wisc.edu

Sexual Assault: a MAJOR Issue
Wednesday, April 13th 6-7:30pm
Union South TITU
Part of Pi Sigma Alpha’s Big Question Campaign. Panel of campus representatives who work in sexual assault prevention with breakout group discussion.
Contact: mkstevens3@wisc.edu

Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition
Thursday, April 14th 9-11am
Red Gym Masley Media Room
This workshop is open to the entire campus and will focus on how to best serve Native survivors here at UW-Madison.
Registration strongly encouraged: https://www.ohrd.wisc.edu/Catalog/Default.aspx?EK=60305

Jackson Katz Keynote: The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help
Evening of Thursday, April 14th @ 6 pm , Chemistry Building room 1351
Sponsored by PAVE and partners
Join us for our Sexual Assault Awareness Keynote speaker: famous educator, author, and violence prevention activist - Jackson Katz. He will be speaking on male culture, how it influences violence, and how we make our communities closer, safer, and more supportive by getting men involved in prevention here on campus!
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/582454565237554/

“Green Dot” Bystander Intervention Skills Training
Saturday, April 16th 10am-4pm
Location TITU
This training is designed for UW student leaders who want to enhance their influence to address power-based personal violence in the community and learn the skills necessary to be an active bystander in preventing sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. Registration required: https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_06YbtTXWxukIEyF

Out of the Darkness Walk
Sunday, April 17th, registration begins at 12pm
Sellery Backyard
Sponsored by Ask.Listen.Save and AFSP
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/243561979311411/

“Green Dot” Bystander Intervention Skills Training
Friday, April 22nd 9am-3pm
333 E. Campus Mall
This training is designed for UW student leaders who want to enhance their influence to address power-based personal violence in the community and learn the skills necessary to be an active bystander in preventing sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. Registration required: https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_06YbtTXWxukIEyF

The Hunting Ground film screening & SAAM speakers, hosted by Army ROTC
April 22nd. 5-8pm
Union South, TITU
Hosted by Army ROTC. Free pizza provided! For questions, contact achervenka@wisc.edu
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/479423935601923/

John Tucker (and rape culture) Must Die: A PAVE Movie Screening
Thursday, April 28th at 7:00pm
PAVE UW-Madison (333 E. Campus Mall, Ste 3147)
Join PAVE for a screening of “John Tucker Must Die,” a film about four girls who band together to take revenge on a man who played them. In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we will be doing a red flag workshop during the film. Folks will wave their flags at moments, statements, or character traits that relate to things like gendered roles, hyper masculinity, or slut shaming which play into rape culture. Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/events/483520688503500/

Black Women Heal event with University Health Services End Violence On Campus
Friday, April 29th @ 5-7pm
Upper House (365 E. Campus Mall)
Join Black Women Heal and University Health Services End Violence on campus for a workshop focused on survivor healing and how we as a community can become empowered to prevent sexual violence. For questions, contact mrguenther@wisc.edu

Interfraternity Council Golf Outing to Benefit Dane County Rape Crisis Center
Saturday, April 30th
University Ridge golf course
Contact IFC President Bennett Wallander (bwallander@wisc.edu) for more information

Clothesline Project Bascom Hill Display
Monday, May 2nd
An art activism installation to bring awareness to gender-based violence. Survivors of sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking are invited to share messages of survival and healing on t-shirts that will be displayed in public. Allies of survivors are also invited to share messages of support.
T-shirts can be donated to the Associated Students of Madison on the 4th floor ASM office through the month of April. For questions, contact ASM rep Danielle Welch: dwelch4@wisc.edu.