April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a designated time to raise public awareness about sexual assault and educate communities on how to prevent sexual violence. To provide opportunities to honor this month on campus, the Phoenix Center at Auraria (PCA) is hosting several free events focused on a variety of topics, from sexual assault in modern film and books to individuals’ personal stories.
The PCA serves all CU Denver, MSU, and CCD students, faculty, and staff. Services include a 24/7 confidential crisis hotline, crisis counseling, assistance with reporting to school and/or law enforcement at a survivor’s request, safety planning, court accompaniment, emotional support, and more. The center also provides courses on sex education and healthy relationships for each university, student clubs, and campus organizations, as well as awareness raising events and campus policy guidance.
“Promising Young Woman” Watch Party & Discussion
In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, join to watch and discuss Netflix’s “Promising Young Woman.” Snacks provided.
When: Tuesday, April 21, 3:30-6:30 p.m.
Where: North Classroom 1608
Keep Talking: A Mental Health Storytelling Event
The Office of Case Management, in partnership with the Phoenix Center at Auraria, is hosting a storytelling event to end the stigma surrounding mental health.
When: Monday, April 25, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Where: Emmanuel Gallery
Denim Day Tabling and Photoshoot
Join the PCA at Fresh Check Day to celebrate Denim Day. Stop by their booth at Lawrence Street Mall to have your selfie taken. Group photos will be at 12:15-12:30 p.m. If you can’t make it to the booth, submit your denim selfies ahead of time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line of “DENIM SELFIE.”
When: Wednesday, April 27, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Lawrence Street Mall
Anti-Racist Book Club Author Q&A
A book talk and Q&A with “The Shadow of El Centro” author Dr. Jessica Ordaz, assistant professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder.
When: Thursday, April 28, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Where: In person and virtual