January is Sexual Assault Awareness month at UBC

1. KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Change the Culture: Consent & Anti-Sexualized Violence on Campus by Kim Katrin Milan.

Kim will be sharing with us her years of experience doing this work and exploring the topics of consent culture and how to be an ally. She approaches her work from an intersectional framework to deconstruct rape culture, across ability, gender, race and beyond, whilst emphasizing the importance of creating relationships of reciprocity and healthy communities. Attend this event to learn more about how we can create a safer and caring campus community.
Location: Great Hall South, 2nd floor, AMS Student Nest
Date/time: January 12, from 12-1:30 PM.
To RSVP for a free lunch please register at: https://survey.ubc.ca/s/saam-keynote-2017/

2.WEAR A DENIM ON JANUARY 18

Wear denim and a Denim Day sticker on January 18 to show your support for ending sexual assault on campus. Ask the same of your friends and colleagues.

WHY DENIM?
In 1998 an Italian court overturned a rape charge because the victim was wearing tight jeans. The ruling stated that because the victim’s jeans were so tight, she had to have helped remove them and as a result gave consent to her attacker. Enraged by the verdict, people around the world launched into protest, showing support for the victim by wearing denim to their places of work. Wear denim and show your support for survivors of sexual violence.

Get Denim Day stickers for you and your team

Get your sticker at the following locations:

For more information about Sexual Assault Awareness Month, including additional events and opportunities to Join the Conversation, check out students.ubc.ca/saam.

If you have any questions about Sexual Assault Awareness Month, please feel free to contact Ashley Bentley at ashley.bentley@ubc.ca.