April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month! The Office of Student Conduct will be participating in and sponsoring many events throughout these next few weeks to raise awareness of sexual assault.
On Wednesday, April 15 at 7:30pm, Toshia Shaw will be giving a presentation titled “How to Make a Difference in the Lives of Sex Trafficking Victims.” This event will be sponsored by the Student Government as part of the Public Affairs Conference.
On Tuesday, April 21 at 7pm, the Office of Student Conduct and Plaster Student Union will be have a special showing of “The Hunting Ground.” The documentary focuses on sexual assaults that occur on college campuses and the culture that perpetuates it. Afterwards, there will be a panel discussing Missouri State’s efforts to raise awareness, educate the community, and preventative measures we have in place.
There are several events on Wednesday, April 22 we hope you can make it out and attend! From 2-4pm, there will be a Wellness Wednesday table sponsored by Taylor Health and Wellness. At 7pm, there will be the unique experience of “He Said She Said.” This event will have different actors and actresses portray scenarios from a male and female’s point of view. There will be ongoing discussions with the audience members to encourage a healthy dialogue and critical thinking. At 9pm, “It Happened Here” will be airing in the PSU Theater. This will supplement “He Said She Said” and both of these events are sponsored by the Student Activities Council.
On Thursday, April 23, Taylor Health and Wellness will be putting on a training session of StepUP! Bystander Intervention. This program teaches participants how to intervene and confront difficult situations.
On Monday, April 27 and Tuesday, April 28, Campus Recreation will be having a SHARP (Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention) training. This training is free and participants can sign up on the campus recreation home page.
We hope you can make it out to many of these events!