Media Advisory: Students Take Back The Night During Sexual Assault Awareness Month

March 28, 2013

AUSTIN, Texas — Voices Against Violence, part of the Counseling and Mental Health Center in the Division of Student Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, will host a series of programs marking Sexual Assault Awareness Month throughout April.

WHAT: Sexual Assault Awareness Month will include nine innovative programs focused on raising awareness and preventing sexual violence and assault, with a focus on consent. Key events include Get Sexy Get Consent, an interactive theater performance examining how we negotiate sex, consent, boundaries and safety on Tuesday, April 2, at 11 a.m.; and Take Back The Night, a powerful survivor-focused rally during sunset on the university’s Main Mall on Wednesday, April 3, at 6:30 p.m. (we request any video or photography be limited to the first 30 minutes out of respect for survivor identities). Other programs include the following:

  • “No One’s Asking For It,” a campus-wide poster campaign all day April 1
  • Women’s Leadership Summit, a half-day conference on issues facing women, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. hosted by the Gender and Sexuality Center
  • Masculinities Fishbowl, a discussion on masculinity and anti-violence, April 10 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Talking About Assault, with Voices Against Violence’s Theatre for Dialogue on April 15 at 6:30 p.m. and followed by a second performance April 24

For more information, a full list of participating organizations and a schedule of activities, visit Voices Against Violence.

For more information, contact: Joshua Cook, Office of the Vice-President for Student Affairs, 512-232-5849;  Jane Bost, Counseling and Mental Health Center, 512-471-3515.