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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month!

While Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) was first nationally observed in 2001, the movement against sexual violence in the U.S. spans decades, rooted in the activism of the civil rights era. Today, individuals and communities join together through various platforms and events with the shared goals of awareness and prevention of sexual assault, harassment, and abuse.

Check out what Skidmore and its partners are offering for SAAM 2021! Registration on SkidSync is required for most events.

Virtual Clothesline Project

When: All month long!

What: The clothesline project is for those who have been affected by violence, and is a means of expressing their emotions by decorating a t-shirt. Shirts can include messages and/or imagery that celebrate survivors’ voices.

Where: Download this template and send to Nicole.Krueger@ppgreaterny.org

With Who: Nicole Krueger, Victim Services Specialist for Planned Parenthood of Greater New York

Learn More About Wellspring

  • 3/31 @ 12pm and 6pm EST
  • 4/1 @ 12pm and 6pm EST
  • 4/5 @ 6pm EST
  • 4/6 @ 6pm EST
  • 4/7 @ 12pm EST
  • 4/8 @ 12pm EST

What: An opportunity to learn more about this issue and the services that Wellspring offers to Skidmore students. Join this 1-hour webinar to gain a basic understanding of what sexual assault is; to identify positive ways to respond to disclosures of victimization; and to know more about the services available to students, faculty and staff specific to sexual and gender-based misconduct. Lastly, the presenter will help participants identify ways that they can increase awareness about sexual assault among their peer groups.

Where: Zoom (register on SkidSync to receive Zoom Meeting ID)

With Who: Elizabeth Bliss, Associate Director for Wellspring

Consent Curriculum: Virtual Drop-in Coworking Hours

When: Every Tuesday in April (4/6, 4/13. 4/20, 4/27) from 2-4pm EST

What: A new, comprehensive consent curriculum is in the works! This project, spearheaded by Sone Kramer, ’22, is intended to expand the breadth and reach of consent education at Skidmore. Join us in researching, creating educational materials, and editing content every Tuesday during April. Assignments and guidance will be provided throughout the sessions.

Where: Zoom (register on SkidSync to receive Zoom Meeting ID)

With Who: Sone Kramer, ’22, and Gabriela Melillo, Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Student Affairs

How to Respond to Disclosures

When: Tuesday, 4/6 @ 12:30pm EST and 4/28 @ 12:30pm EST

What: The feedback Wellspring receives from people who believe that students, colleagues, or friends may disclose sexual and gender-based misconduct to convey to us that they are nervous. Wellspring is here to help! This 30-minute webinar is designed to demystify the potential of a student or colleague disclosing a SGBM related incident; help participants know how to respond to disclosures of victimization; and to learn more about the services available to students, faculty and staff specific to sexual and gender-based misconduct.

Where: Zoom (register on SkidSync to receive Zoom Meeting ID)

With Who: Elizabeth Bliss, Associate Director for Wellspring, and Gabriela Melillo, Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Student Affairs

Awareness + Action = Social Change

When: Wednesday, 4/21 @ 6pm EST and Thursday, 4/22@ 12pm EST

What: Knowing what is Sexual Assault is the first step to stopping it from ever occurring in the first place. Join Elizabeth Bliss, Associate Director for Wellspring, for a 90-minute discussion that will take participants through being aware about this issue and to how get help to being an active participant in changing the social norms that allow sexual assault to happen in the first place. Let’s end this sexual assault awareness month with identifying an action that you will take to help end sexual abuse.

Where: Zoom (register on SkidSync to receive Zoom Meeting ID)

With Who: Elizabeth Bliss, Associate Director for Wellspring

SGBM Climate Listening Sessions for Student Feedback

When: Throughout mid- to late-April

What: As a follow-up to the SGBM Climate Survey, students will be invited to discuss alternative approaches to better serving students’ needs in relation to understanding, healing, and/or justice. Detailed feedback from these sessions will be used to inform the selection, planning, and implementation of services. Both students who did and did not complete the survey are encouraged to participate. Sessions will be co-facilitated by student leaders.

With Who: Student leaders

Where:Zoom (see this page for Zoom information, login required)

Student-wide Session
4/30 @ 12:30pm EST with Maya Croissant & Libby Hicks
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4/28 @ 5:00pm EST with Emily Glazer & Elodie Keating
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Students with Disability & Accessibility Needs Session
4/26 @ 11:00am EST with Emily Glazer & Sone Kramer
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BIPOC Student Session
4/27 @ 4:30pm EST with Amal Omer & Maleeha Farzansyed
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LGBTQ+ Student Session
4/27 @ 7:30pm EST with Sophie Cramer & Sone Kramer
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Student Athlete Session
4/29 @ 5:00pm EST with Libby Hicks & Kaitlyn Maurais
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Sexuality- & SGBM-Related Clubs (open to PPGen, IHH, BARE, HIPS)
4/29 @ 6:00pm EST with Maya Croissant & Elodie Keating
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Peer Leaders Session (open to PHEs, RAs, SGA, & club leaders)
4/29 @ 7:00pm EST with Emma Phillips & Amira Silverman
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