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"IT'S ON US" Healthy Relationships Week 2017 Featured Activities

  • Monday Nov. 13th, 11am-1pm, Learning Commons, World Kindness Day event, sponsored by POW!, opportunity for campus to come together in promoting kindness through: making I'm thankful cards, painting kind messages on pumpkins, using "pay it forward" kindness cards, and writing "best quality" notes attached to small bags of m and ms. In addition, there will be a raffle for a basket with local business giveaways, plenty of refreshments, and handouts on healthy relationships. Finally look for kindness messages all over campus that day as well.

  • Wednesday Nov. 15th, 11am-4pm, La Tour in Nazareth, Empty Place at the Table, provided by Women's Resource Center, exhibit that honors those in Lackawanna and Susquehanna Counties whose lives were tragically cut short due to domestic violence. Each place at the table is unique in that personal items from the victims make each setting a touching and distinctive memorial. Moving way to recognize those lost to domestic abuse and be empowered to help change our culture.

  • Wednesday Nov. 15th, 7-10 pm, Comerford Theater, "Hearing the Stanford Survivor Story", live reading with panel discussion to follow. Our guest panelists will be Title IX Deputy Coordinator and Dean of Students Ross Novak, Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Psychological Services Center Dr. Matt Schaffer, and clinician and court liaison Halima Brown, M.S at Joseph J. Peters Institute (treatment clinic for both victims and offenders of sexual violence). Panel discussion will wrestle with such questions as What motivates offenders to rape victims? Do all victims experience PTSD or lifelong problems after being sexually assaulted? and What can society do to prevent sexual assault?

  • Thursday Nov. 16th, 9-11 pm, Latour in Nazareth, Escalation training, a film based workshop/discussion that depicts the warning signs of relationship abuse (including emotional, physical, and sexual abuse), coordinated by the One Love Foundation. The film follows a college-aged couple through the sweet beginnings of their relationship and shows how unhealthy behaviors can escalate into abuse.Small group discussions, led by fellow students trained in Escalation, will follow the film . Discussion will center on the film, discussing the early warning signs of relationship abuse and what students can do if they witness or experience these warning signs. Handouts on Bystander Engagement, Community Resources, Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships, the Power Wheel, and Consent will be provided.

ITS ON US Tabling

Throughout the week, when we will be presenting information on healthy and unhealthy relationship and collecting ITS ON US pledges, on the following dates and at the following sites:

  • Tuesday. Nov. 14th, 11 am-2 pm, Learning Commons, RAE joins the Psych Club who will provide information on suicide awareness and the connection of suicide to relationship violence.
  • Thursday Nov. 16th, 11 am- 2 pm, Learning Commons RAE joins MUSATA who will be helping students in making bracelets pertinent to the themes of the week.
  • Friday Nov. 17th, 11 am-2 pm, Fireplace Lounge, RAE's ITS ON US pledge table at Psychology Club Fair

"IT'S ON US" Pledge

To RECOGNIZE that non-consensual sex is sexual assault.

To IDENTIFY situations in which sexual assault may occur.

To INTERVENE in situations where consent has not or cannot be given.

To CREATE an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported.