The Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention and Services (RSVP) office is hosting a variety of events in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. These events aim to prevent sexual and gender-based harm in order to create a safer campus for students at USC.
April 20 | 2:00 p.m., SKS 410
Creativity Showcase: Artwork through the Eyes of Sexual Assault Survivors & Allies
Through the L.E.A.D. Certificate Program, a community group has focused on the social issue of sexual assault. The goal is to increase awareness within the USC community by displaying survivors’ and allies’ artwork at our creative showcase gallery. If you would like to submit artwork, there are art canvases available at the campus activities office SKS 410. Please submit by Wednesday, April 19, 2017 before 5pm.
April 20 | 7:00 p.m., THH 201
A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and A Prayer
A groundbreaking collection of monologues by world-renowned authors and playwrights to stop violence against women and girls.
April 24 | 6:00 p.m., TCC 227
A Workshop on Healthy Relationships with the Black Student Assembly
April 26 | 11:00 a.m., Engemann Student Health Center
Denim Day at USC
Wear jeans with a purpose, support survivors, and educate yourself and others about sexual assault. There is no excuse and never an invitation to rape. The campaign was originally triggered by a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the survivor was wearing tight jeans she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent.
The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the survivor. Since then, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault.
This event series is hosted by the Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention and Services office and USC Engemann Student Health Center.