Concerned About Rape Education Week
A week to raise awareness about sexual assault, rape, and intimate partner violence
Though matters of rape and sexual assault are issues that college students face throughout the year, the WC holds Concerned About Rape Education (CARE) Week during the spring semester of every year. Programming for the week focuses on raising awareness about sexual assault and intimate partner violence on and off campus.
Programs aim to educate students and provide resources about the following:
- The prevalence of sexual assault and rape on college campuses
- The definition of consent
- Ways to recognize and navigate unhealthy relationships
- How to help a friend who survived a sexual assault
- Deconstructing the stigma associated with survivors of sexual assault
- How to be a proactive bystander
Throughout the week, students are informed about the on-campus resources available to them from SANet (Sexual Assault Network), Boston College Police Department, University Counseling Services, University Health Services, and the Women’s Center.
Care Week 2022 Agenda
Mass of Healing
8pm at St. Ignatius Church
Join us for a mass of healing with Father Romano. All collections for the day will go towards US Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking.
Supporting Survivors of Sexual Assault
7pm in Devlin o10
A Guide for Friends and Families to learn best practices when supporting a peer, friend, loved one, or partner who has experienced sexual violence.
Survivorship and Community in Althletics
6:30pm in Higgins 310A
Screening of the Netflix show Cheer that portrays the aftermath of SA allegations, followed by a panel that speaks to athletics culture and the resources on BC's campus.
Take Back the Night
5pm on O'Neill Plaza
An evening centered around uplifting the stories and experiences of survivors of sexual violence, and creating a community of support and solidarity.
6:30pm in Fulton 210
Join us for food and conversation with TT King, a BC graduate who currently works with Queer survivors at Fenway Health.
Creative Healing Workshop
4pm in Maloney 4th Floor Lounge
Finish off the week with reflection, creative art projects, and music!
After attending one or more CARE Week activities students will be better able to:
- Create a community of support for sexual assault survivors, which fosters empathy, encourages advocacy, and is conscious of individual potential to positively impact the community.
- Interpret cultural messages and systems that condone and perpetuate sexual violence.
- Know and apply BC resources in a given situation for oneself and peers.
- Indicate increased awareness of how sexual violence operates among different racial and ethnic communities.
- Recognize and intervene in different forms of sexual assault.
- Educate peers regarding sexual violence.