Well here we are. After an uncharacteristically hot summer, barely a drop of rain, and some really scary fires, we are heading back into another university semester. The cycle continues.
The Anti-Violence Project has a jam-packed semester lined up; events, workshops, volunteer training… Here is some information on (some of) it all.
“A Better Man” Screening and Discussion
On September 13th and 14th, “A Better Man”, directed by Attiya Khan and Lawrence Jackman will be screening on campus at Cinecenta. The film depicts the meetings and discussions between Khan and the man who abused her years previously (content warning for survivors of sexualized violence). AVP will be hosting a discussion following the 7pm screening on September 13th. For more info click here.
Darnell Moore Keynote!
We are excited to announce that the key-note speaker for Sexualized Violence Awareness Week is Darnell Moore, a renowned social justice educator whose work addresses how violence impacts different intersections of identity based on race, gender identity, and sexual orientation. Join the discussion on how we can prevent sexualized violence and discrimination in our community. Reserve a free ticket online or at the Uvic ticket centre.
We are seeking caring and enthusiastic folks of all genders and backgrounds to apply to volunteer with us! Training is throughout the month of October (plus a little bit before and after), and students can obtain co-curricular credit by completing the training (though you do not need to be a student to participate). More information and applications. Applications close September 18th.
This year we are asking applicants to take the consent workshop before the training. Register for a consent workshop here!
Sexualized Violence Awareness Week
(Sept 18th to 21st)
This is our fourth year running Sexualized Violence Awareness Week. This year, PEERS Victoria and the sexualized violence resource office have partnered with AVP, the UVSS, and the Office of Student Life. Highlights include a key note with Darnell Moore, a panel on Sexualized Violence in the Sex industry, and a lot of rad workshops. Check out the schedule for the week here.
Registration is open for our free workshop on consent. Join us to talk about rape culture, gender roles, and what consent can look like. Students can get a co-curricular credit for taking this workshop!
Supporting a Survivor of Sexualized Violence
We will also be running workshops on supporting survivors of sexualized violence. This is a great workshop for folks who are interested in peer support, nervous about engaging with survivors, or want some general knowledge on how to support friends. Students can get a co-curricular credit for taking this workshop! Register here.
Hiring a Work Study
We are seeking another rad human to join our team for the next eight months! Check it out.