Event Video: Following a Sexual Assault Information for You or Your Loved One

A panel discussion on how to support survivors following a sexual assault. This includes perspectives from advocates, health professionals, counselors, and college staff. This event is part of the One Book, One College, We Believe You program.

Following a Sexual Assault: Information for You or Your Loved One

The audio of this discussion is available below:

Upcoming Event: Following a Sexual Assault Panel Discussion

Thursday, September 21st, 12:30pm-1:45pm, Building L, Library Lounge

Following a Sexual Assault: Information for You or Your Loved One
A panel discussion on how to support victims following a sexual assault. This will include perspectives from advocates, health professionals, counselors, and college staff. This event is part of the One Book, One College, We Believe You program.

Event Video: It’s On Us…To Create An Environment Where Everyone Feels Safe

Sexual assault on college campuses is a national issue and we here at Moraine Valley Community College are doing our part to address it. More than one in five women in college are victims of sexual assault and misconduct during their time in university. This workshop will provide an understanding of the dynamics of sexual assault. Additionally students will learn common answers to questions regarding this sensitive topic and learn about bystander intervention and the five steps to safely intervene. Remember, It’s On Us… all of us! This event is part of the One Book, One College, We Believe You program.

It’s On Us… To Create An Environment Where Everyone Feels Safe

The audio of this discussion is available below:

Special Event: Sexual Assault on Campus…It’s on Us

Tuesday, September 12, 11am -12:15pm, Building L, Library Lounge

It’s On Us… To Create An Environment Where Everyone Feels Safe
Sexual assault on college campuses is a national issue and we here at Moraine Valley Community College are doing our part to address it. More than one in five women in college are victims of sexual assault and misconduct during their time in university. This workshop will provide an understanding of the dynamics of sexual assault. Additionally students will learn common answers to questions regarding this sensitive topic and learn about bystander intervention and the five steps to safely intervene. Remember, It’s On Us… all of us! This event is part of the One Book, One College, We Believe You program.

Get Ready to Dance! Groove! Move! to support of victims of Domestic Violence

In support of our One Book program, we are excited to support the Dance 4 Awareness event sponsored by the Women in Action Club.

Get Ready to Dance! Sweat! Groove! Move! to support of victims of Domestic Violence.
This October, grab some friends and hit the dance floor! We’re going to Light Up the Night to raise awareness about domestic violence (DV) and this year we are teaming up with B96 to get the party started!

We all know someone who has been impacted by DV whether it was a kid at our school, our aunt or friend at work. Since we’re all touched in some way, let’s all come together to be part of the solution. D4A is about coming together as a community to shed light on the topic of domestic violence and the resources available through the Crisis Center. Join the movement and Light Up the Night in honor of victims and survivors who have endured the darkness of abuse in their lives. Take a stand this October. Get involved and make a difference for someone in need of hope.

Reasons to Join D4A –
5…minutes to show your best moves in our dance contests
4…amazing dance performances by local dance instructors
3…awards for top fundraisers
2…ways to participate – spectator or dancer
1…energy-pumping DJ keeping the party going all night!
Admission for the event is $25. Dancers and team supporters who raise $175 or more in donations per dancer will receive an all-access pass to event dance

 

 

floor for all 5 hours, two each of food and drink tickets, a D4A T-Shirt and goody bag, and a personalized online fundraising page. Proceeds from the event go toward services and education programs offered by CCSS. Donations are tax deductible. For those not raising funds, time on the dance floor can be purchased the night of the event. Food, beverages and concessions will also be available for purchase. For more information or to register visit www.ccssd4a.com.

Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Services

Our 2017-2018 One Book Program focuses on the book We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out by Annie E. Clark & Andrea L. Pino. As are preparing for our fall program of events, we have updated the resources page on the One Book website.

We have added sexual assault and domestic violence services on campus and off campus. One of our goals of the One Book program is to make students, faculty, and staff aware of these services so that anyone who needs them can access them.

Moraine Valley Support Services for Sexual Assault Victims

A short discussion about services available to students who are victims of sexual assault. This podcast with Counselors Souzan Naser and Sharon Brennan was held in preparation for the One Book program on the book, We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out. For more information visit onebook.morainevalley.edu.

Moraine Valley Support and Services for Sexual Assault Victims

The audio of this discussion is available below:

Changing the Narratives on Sexual Assault and Sexual Violence

A short discussion about the myths related to sexual assault. This podcast with Counselors Souzan Naser and Sharon Brennan was held in preparation for the One Book program on the book, We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out. For more information visit onebook.morainevalley.edu.

Changing the Narratives on Sexual Assault and Sexual Violence

The audio of this discussion is available below:

Fall Preview We Believe You

Preview of the 2017-2018 One Book Program on We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out by Annie E. Clark & Andrea L. Pino. For more information visit: http://onebook.morainevalley.edu

Fall Preview: We Believe You | One Book, One College, 2017-2018

The audio of this discussion is available below:

2017-2018 One Book to focus on campus sexual assault

Annie E. Clark and Andrea L. Pino’s book We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out has been selected as the 2017-2018 One Book, One College text. Copies of the books are available in the Library for checkout or for sale in the College Bookstore.

The One Book program will focus on a range of themes relating to sexual assault, victim advocacy, healthy relationships, and others. Visit the One Book, We Believe You website for more information. This program is a collaboration between the Library, Counseling and Career Development, and the College Bookstore.

The following events are part of the proposed schedule of events:

It’s On Us… To Create An Environment Where Everyone Feels Safe
Tuesday, September 12, 11am -12:15pm, Building L, Library Lounge
Sexual assault on college campuses is a national issue and we here at Moraine Valley Community College are doing our part to address it. More than one in five women in college are victims of sexual assault and misconduct during their time in university. This workshop will provide an understanding of the dynamics of sexual assault. Additionally students will learn common answers to questions regarding this sensitive topic and learn about bystander intervention and the five steps to safely intervene. Remember, It’s On Us… all of us!

The Hunting Ground Film Screening & Discussion of Campus Sexual Assault
Thursday, September 21st, 12:30pm-1:45pm, Library Lounge, Building L
The Hunting Ground is the 2015 documentary that ignited the national debate about campus sexual assault. It highlights the failings and challenges of colleges and universities as victims seeks support and justice. This event will use a portion of the documentary as a way to talk about campus sexual assault. This will include a discussion of the support services and processes that are in place at Moraine Valley to address sexual assault, harassment, and misconduct.

Building Healthy Relationships & Sexual Health
Thursday, October 12th, 9:30 am-10:45am, Library Lounge, Building L
This program will address sociological, psychological and practical ideas and concerns related to sexual health and relationships. Topics may include sex positivity, obtaining consent, consensual sex, communication, STD/STI prevention and dispelling sexual myths and misconceptions.

Special Event: “Sex Signals” by Catharsis Productions
Tuesday, October 24th, 11am-12:15pm, Moraine Rooms, Building M
“Sex Signals is an interactive, relevant, and often-hilarious exploration of the cultural messaging we receive about gender, sexuality, sexual health and intimate relationships. Sex Signals enables audiences to identify intervention strategies and positively change the way they think, communicate and act by encouraging bystander intervention in all aspects of their life.”

“Understanding Violence within the LGBTQ Community”
Thursday, November 9th, 11am, Library Lounge, Building L
Presenters from the Center on Halsted will review the unique and specific issues of violence within the LGBTQ community and how they differ from heterosexual communities. Presenter will focus on the areas of domestic violence, sexual assault, and hate crimes. Presenter will also provide tips and resources to those working with LGBTQ people who have experienced violence.