Join us to discuss how issues of sexual violence affect the undocumented community, to learn about mental health and legal resources that exist for undocumented survivors, to learn how to better support undocumented survivors, and to discuss personal stories and ask questions if you feel comfortable.
This event will focus on encountering and handling sexual harassment in the workplace. We will discuss what your rights are in an office environment and provide an outline for how to report sexual harassment.
This art activism display will feature denim jeans on the lawn with phrases such as "no means no, get it?" and "silence ≠ consent." Denim Day began as a response to the 1999 rape case in the Italian Supreme Court where the case was dismissed because the judge falsely assumed that the victim's jeans were too tight to be taken off forcefully so the victim must have willingly taken off her clothes herself. It is celebrated annually in April to protest against the victim blaming discourse that silences survivors and empower the survivors of UCLA.
In the wake of #metoo, Jordyn Wieber speaks on her experiences as an Olympic gymnast and survivor. Audience members will have a chance to ask questions and create a dialogue on topics such as sexual violence, perseverance, and strength in the face of adversity.
The Ethics of Sex Talk is an anonymous question-based discussion of contemporary, controversial, and intimate topics relating to sex. Questions in the past have ranged from, “What is consent?” to “I have rape fetishes- is this morally wrong?” and to “I am a gay woman who has never had sex with a man. Is it morally wrong for me to sell my ‘vaginal-penis penetration virginity’ online?”
No question will be judged or shamed. This is talk serves as a safe, open, and understanding space to have your most pressing ethical questions answered by a professional.
All questions will be answered by a highly esteemed UCLA ethicist, Dr. Tilda Cvrkel. Her current research focuses on questions in privacy, consent, and technology. Questions can be submitted using the anonymous Google Form link below.
UCLA's Bruin Consent Coalition wants to talk about sex with you! We want to open the conversation to the Bruin community to create a comfortable environment and spark an unfiltered conversation about all things sex.
Participants will anonymously submit funny, embarrassing, gross, or scary stories to a google form prior to the event. These stories will cover all topics about the goods and the bad of sex. At the event, we will anonymously share some of these stories and facilitate a discussion around these submissions.
Light refreshments will be served.
Take Back the Night is a survivor speak-out where those who have experienced sexual or gender-based violence are welcomed to share their stories if they chose to do so. This event concludes our Clothesline Display by providing a space for survivors to speak out about their pain, resilience, and strength to heal. This intimate space seeks to empower survivors and unite our campus community in solidarity of all survivors.
Please feel free to walk in any time from 6 pm - 10 pm. As the content of this event can be triggering, please do not feel obligated to stay until the very end.
We will be providing self-care materials and CARE will be there for any immediate counseling or resources.
"Poetry as Healing" is a poetry workshop that helps participants write poetry that is focused on their identities and the way that works into healing from sexual assault. Working from a few different prompts survivors will be able to explore different ways of expressing and working out their emotions as part of the healing process.
Come join us at Dickson court as we remember the victims and support the survivors of sexual violence! In its 22nd year, The Clothesline Display is our annual art activism project and silent protest that raises awareness about all forms of gender-based violence. The display consists of over 700 shirts and each shirt highlights stories of sexual violence and trauma. The different shirt colors signify ranging forms of sexual violence:
Red/orange/pink: survivors of sexual assault, attempted sexual assault/rape, sexual battery
Purple/lavender: those who have been raped or assaulted because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, or perceived to be so
Gray: survivors of gang rape
Yellow/beige: survivors of domestic violence
Brown: survivors of ritual abuse (genital mutilation, cult sexual abuse)
Blue/green: survivors of incest or childsexual abuse or molestation, adult survivors have used children’s shirts to represent the age when the abuse occurred
Black: survivors of sexual harassment
White: for those who have been murdered or committed suicide as a result of sexual assault or gender-violence crime
Multicolored: survivors of multiple abuses, different colors may reflect different experiences
There will be a tent set up for those who would like to create their own shirts to hang up. All UCLA students, staff and faculty are welcomed!
#RelationshipGoals is an intersectional photo campaign celebrating healthy relationships in all of its forms. In each photo, couples were invited to share what makes their healthy relationship special.
**Note: If you are interested in being a part of this with your partner, please message Bruin Consent Coalition!**
Empower[move]ment will be a fun dance class aimed at helping you feel liberated through learning sexy dance moves in a fun and comfortable environment. As opposed to parties, where you can often feel pressured or objectified, it's a safe and low pressure environment. Make sure to bring your friends!
In response to Secretary of Education Betsy Devos' recent statements, BCC is teaming up with the Title IX office to hold a forum addressing any student concerns regarding federal rollbacks and the future of the Title IX office at UCLA. This is a great opportunity to have your questions answers directly by the new Title IX Coordinator, Mohammed Cato.
Join us for a workshop on identifying potential DV situations and how to support family and friends facing these issues in a trauma informed way.