Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2021
April is nationally recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), a time when we ask everyone within the RBHS community to get involved by honoring and supporting survivors, speaking up against violent and harassing behaviors, and respecting boundaries in all relationships. This April, VPVA is hosting virtual events encouraging all of RBHS to support a violence-free environment. Visit this page for updates, and follow our Instagram & Twitter @RBHS_VPVA.
Countdown to Chanel Miller event
Turn The Campus Teal
Teal is nationally recognized as the awareness color for Sexual Assault Awareness Month.Turn The Campus Teal is is the university-wide initiative encouraging members of the community to bring teal into the month to raise awareness of all forms of sexual violence. Participate by turning your social presence teal, sharing your favorite teal items, turning your email signatures teal, or downloading the Zoom or email signatures banner downloadable here to include in your email!
Empty Chair Campaign
Throughout the month
Empty Chair Campaign raises awareness about incidents of sexual violence, sexual harassment, stalking, and other forms of interpersonal violence. We’ll be highlighting stories of those who have experienced sexual violence and the many ways that can impact a person, including their participation and attendance in their daily activities. Look for the teal chairs on your campus location or join the conversation on how to support survivors with these stories @rbhs_vpva.
Tie-Dye Your Teal
Tentative April 20
Tie-Dye Your Teal is a way for the RBHS community to raise awareness about the reality of violence by joining us to receive tie-dye kits and instructions, creating your own shirt in the teal awareness color. Express yourself with your creativity in design while also reflecting messages of support for survivors of all forms of sexual violence. Don’t forget to share photos of yourself rocking your shirt on Instagram & Twitter @rbhs_vpva.
An Evening with Chanel Miller
Hosted by Rutgers New Brunswick, join Chanel Miller as she reads an excerpt from her memoir Know My Name and answers your questions. Chanel is a writer, human rights advocate, and artist who wrote about her experience with sexual violence, the criminal justice system, and her path to healing. Pre-programming begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, April 15th. Register to participate in this virtual event here.
National Crime Victims' Rights Week
National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) will be celebrated by the VPVA offices located on all 4 of Rutgers campuses. This year’s theme is Support Victims. Build Trust. Engage Communities. The week-long initiative promotes victims’ rights and honors crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf.
Wednesday, April 28th
In celebration of Denim Day, we are asking our campus community members to wear jeans with a purpose, support survivors, and educate themselves and others about all forms of sexual violence! Denim Day is a worldwide call to action to protest violence and victim-blaming attitudes. Rock your denim, or join us at one of our pick-up locations to get a Denim Day button to wear for the occasion! And remember to share your photos of your denim efforts on 4/28 through submission form or social media @rbhs_vpva!