Sexual Violence Awareness Month: Decoding Rape Culture, Challenging Narratives that Normalize Sexual Violence

  • Wednesday, April 24, 2019
    1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Wednesday, April 24, 2019
    6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Student Center
    Room 101
    690 East Seventh Street, Saint Paul

    Student Center

    Information about Metropolitan State University's Student Center location.
UltraViolet Guerrilla Light Projection Actions

Backbone Campaign teamed up with UltraViolet to call attention to the prevalence of sexual violence. The Guerrilla Light Projection Actions took place at iconic spots in seven cities over a 12-hour period October 17, 2016, in Las Vegas, Milwaukee, Atlanta, Jacksonville, New York, Denver, and Raleigh, NC.

In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and in an effort to provide learning opportunities regarding this important topic, our Women’s and LGBTQ Services and Dean of Students/Title IX Coordinator are sponsoring the following presentation.

Within the sexual violence prevention movement, it is widely understood that gender-based violence and other forms of oppression are woven within the fabric of cultural construct. This workshop will utilize multimedia, storytelling, performance art and audience interaction to introduce participants to basic media literacy concepts to develop skills for decoding rape culture and explore how media and media-based activities can be used to create transformative learning opportunities to spark moments of realization that will ultimately help us invoke a new reality of consent culture.

Please remember to wear denim in support of Denim Day. Additional activities on campus include tables with information and buttons in the library, in Founders Hall reception area. In the Student Center, there will also be materials to decorate a T-shirt for the Clothesline Project. 

Events are free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Women's and LGBTQ+ Resource Center and Dean of Students. For more information, contact Sam.poindexter@metrostate.edu.