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Title IX Campus Programming

April 2021

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 1 - 20: What Were You Wearing?

SAPA (Sexual Assault Prevention Ambassadors) is hosting What Were You Wearing during April 1 - 20. Be sure to visit the USM Thad Cochran Center and this month for an in-person and virtual gallery which sheds light on a common misconception many sexual assault survivors face.

Link to virtual gallery: 

SAPA's What Were You Wearing

April 5 - 9: SGA's It's On Us Week

SGA is hosting It’s On Us week which aims to combat sexual assault on college campuses.

It's On Us

April 19: Delta Delta Epsilon's SANE Webinar

Delta Delta Epsilon, the USM forensic science honor society, is hosting speaker Beth McCord April 19 at 4 p.m. via zoom! McCord is a registered SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) as the Bridge Forensic Services Operations Manager at The Center for Violence Prevention in Pearl. She will discuss the center’s forensic services, the sexual assault exam process, the rights a survivor has during the exam, and education/treatment options. 

Zoom Information: 

Meeting ID: 917 7011 7653

Passcode: DDEMeets!

Delta Delta Epsilon

April 18 - 24: Shafer Center's National Crime Victims' Rights Week

This week Shafer Center is hosting National Crime Victims’ Rights week supporting victims of crime in Mississippi. We as the Title IX Office support victims of crime.

National Crime Victims' Rights Week

April 28: Denim Day

April 28 is Denim Day, the longest running sexual violence prevention and education campaign in history. Denim Day is a campaign on a Wednesday in April every year, in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The campaign began after a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans, she must have helped the person who raped her remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. You can be a part of continuing that legacy by wearing denim April 28 to help spread awareness for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. 

Denim Day

March 2021

Sexual Citizens Webinar 3/25

Sexual Citizens webinar poster

The event is a "Meet the Authors" webinar co-sponsored by our office and Sexual Assault Prevention Ambassadors (SAPA) and will take place March 25 from 6-7:30 p.m. via zoom. The book is Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus by Dr. Jennifer Hirsh & Dr. Shamus Khan. The book was named a Best Book for 2020 by NPR. Dr. Hirsch and Dr. Khan are college professors, Hirsch at Columbia University & Khan at Princeton University. They conducted a multi-year study of college students on a wide range of topics related to the social roots of sexual assault. The study includes interviews with more than 150 students from various genders, socioeconomic backgrounds & sexual orientations. We are so excited to bring their knowledge and expertise to our campus community. Copies of the book are available in 129 Cook Library or by campus mail, call 601.266.6804 for info!

ZOOM Information:

February 2021

Stalking and Technology Webinar 2/24

stalking & technology webinar graphic 2

This event "Stalking and Technology: What You Need to Know" is a webinar presented by the Special Assistant Attorney General. The presenter will explore the dynamics surrounding the phenomenon of stalking through the use of technology. This event will take place on February 24 at 4 p.m. on Zoom.

ZOOM Information:

Meeting ID: 948 7947 5158

Passcode: 99272764