Title IX Programming

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (April) Programming

Clothesline Project

The Clothesline Project started in 1990 in Cape Cod, Massachusetts to raise awareness about sexual violence. Survivors, and supporters, have an opportunity to decorate a shirt with their story or a unique message about the impact of sexual violence on them, a friend/family member, or society in general.

 

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Denim Day

Wear Denim on the last Wednesday of April to stand up against sexual violence and to demonstrate that clothing someone wears is never an excuse for sexual assault.

 

Denim Day Guggenheim

 

Walk a Mile in Their Shoes

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is an international march to stop gender based violence, rape, and sexual assault. The iconic Walk a Mile shoe is a red high heel. However, we wanted to broaden the conversation to include all people who have been impacted by sexual violence.  All shoes are welcome.

 

Walk a Mile in Their Shoes image

 

Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month (October) Programming

Escalation Workshop

The workshop includes a 40 minute movie that shows how abusive relationships can escalate and what common red flags are. Following the movie, there is a debrief. Dialogue is welcome and encouraged from participants.

Workshops can be requested: https://www.mines.edu/title-ix/request-title-ix-training-programming/

One Love Foundation Logo

Purple Thursday

An awareness campaign where people from all over the USA wear purple, the color for domestic violence awareness, to show support for survivors and for ending domestic violence. People post on social media using the tag #PurpleThursday . 

Other Programming

Breaking Silence

Breaking Silence is an interactive exhibit. Hear survivors’ first-hand accounts, as they guide you through the recreated environments of their abuse, struggles they have faced, and their continued journey toward healing. Breaking Silence is a local nonprofit that works to promote empathy, healing, and open dialogue by allowing participants to experience stories of survival through the voices of survivors. We welcome Breaking Silence to the Mines campus in the early fall.

Breaking Silence poster

Someone I Love Workshop

The “Someone I Love” workshop is facilitated by the Blue Bench. This three-hour workshop focuses on understanding trauma, helping a loved one, and providing self-care to the secondary survivor of sexual assault. The workshop is designed for partners, friends, and family members of survivors.

Please reach out to Katie Schmalzel (kschmalz@mines.edu) if you are interested in attending a workshop.

Blue Bench

Boxes of Hope

Opportunity to make care packages for survivors of sexual assault. All care packages are donated to St. Anthony’s Hospitals. They will be handed out to victims/survivors of assault by the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners, who provide compassionate care.

Please reach out to Katie Schmalzel (kschmalz@mines.edu) if you want to know the next scheduled program.

Boxes of Hope picture

 

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