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2019 Events

Supporting Survivors 101

Supporting Survivors 101

A panel discussion focused on how to support survivors of sexual violence with empathetic language and Boston College specific resources.

Monday, March 18 at 12pm

Stokes N203

Surviving R Kelly

Surviving R.Kelly

A discussion led by Professors Regine Jean-Chlarles and Shawn McGuffey about survivorship in the Black community, with the sue of the Lifetime documentary, Surviving R Kelly, as an example of how Black women survivors, specifically, are mistreated and not believed. This event will serve as a space to provide education and conversation about how to beeter support Black survivors.

Monday, March 18 at 6pm 

Stokes N103


Exposing Ableism

Breaking the Silence: Exposing Ableism

A '101' presentation that outlines what ableism is, how it contributes to sexual violence, and how to support disabled survivors.

Tuesday, March 19 at 1:30pm 

McGuinn 030

Byron Hurt, Resisting Violence: Leadership and the Bystander Model

Hurt focuses on how hyper-masculinity in American popular culture normalizes male violence, how race, class, and gender oppression intersect, how homophobia and transphobia makes LGBT communities vulnerable to male violence, how positive male leadership and bystander intervention can end gender-based violence, and how to use cis male privilege to ally women and girls to create shifts in male culture.

Tuesday, March 19 at 7pm

McGuinn 121

Take Back the Night

Take Back the Night

Held annually during CARE Week, Take Back the Night is the centerpiece of the week committed to raising awareness about rape and sexual assault. Take Back the Night creates a community of support for survivors who speak at the event as well as for those in the audience who have personally experienced, or know someone who has experienced, sexual violence. 


Wednesday, March 20 at 6pm
O'Neill Plaza

Spirituality and Survivorship

Spirituality and Survivorship

The WC and Campus Ministry are collaborating to offer spiritual practices to support survivors and allies followed by an optional dialogue about the role of faith in survivorship. All are welcome.

Thursday, March 21 at 6pm
2150 Room 109

Release Workshop

Release: Healing Paint Workshop

A paint workshoph intended to provide students with the opportunity to release their emotions through the creation of art. This workshop will be guided and will incorporate reflection, music, and freedom to paint.

Friday, March 22 at 2pm