The University Record, October 16, 1995

SAPAC sets events to mark Sexual
Assault Awareness Week

By Joyce Wright
Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center

 The University will mark the 11th annual Sexual Assault Awareness Week, Oct. 23-27, with several events sponsored by the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC).

Activities during the week are designed to provide support to survivors of violence and an opportunity for them to break the silence about their experience, to educate the community about sexual violence and domestic assault, and to inform the community about SAPAC's services.

"I feel that people have drawn a lot of strength from events in years past," says Eric Kessell, SAPAC General Volunteer Program coordinator. "We hope that survivors will continue to feel supported by the resources we have to offer, and that the community-at-large becomes more aware and understanding of the issues of sexual and domestic violence."

The following events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

 Self-Defense Workshop: for women only, 7-9 p.m. Oct. 23, West Lounge, South Quadrangle.

 Annual Speakout for Survivors of Sexual Violence, 7-9:30 p.m. Oct. 24, Michigan Union Ballroom. T-shirt creation for Clothesline Project, 9:30-10:30 p.m. Discussion and Support, Activist Groups, 9:30-10:30 p.m.

 Clothesline Project, on display Oct. 24-27, Watts Room, Michigan Union.

 "The Role of Academics in the Anti-Violence Movements," noon-1 p.m., Oct. 25, Trotter House.

 Helping to Heal, 12:30-1:30 p.m, West Lounge, South Quadrangle.

 Silent Witness Exhibit, on display Oct. 27-29, Watts Room, Union.

 Brown-Bag Discussion, noon-1 p.m., Oct. 27, Trotter House.

Individuals with a disability that requires accommodations (interpreters, large print materials, etc.) should contact SAPAC as soon as possible. For information, call 763-5865.