Take Back the Night 2018

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Week of Action, participate in Take Back the Night 2018 activities. Meet the LLCC SAVE Taskforce outside of Millennium (near the La Terra sculpture) at 7:15 p.m. this evening. The group will then march over to the UIS campus and participate in the Take Back the Night march and rally, which will include LLCC student speakers.

Walk a Mile Runway Show, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Week of Action, the Walk a Mile Runway Show will be held today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons. Get involved as pledges are taken, challenge stereotypes that perpetuate sexual violence, and learn more about the topic. This event features both an educational area and a runway show that challenges all students (regardless of gender identity) to put on some heels and walk the runway! Cupcakes made by Lindee Hall will be available for purchase, with proceeds benefiting the Prairie Center Against Sexual Assault.

View additional events during Sexual Assault Awareness Week of Action.

Sexual Assault Awareness Denim Day

In correlation with National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the LLCC Feminist Activist Coalition and SAVE Taskforce are hosting Denim Day today, April 25. For this awareness campaign and fundraiser, faculty and staff wearing denim are asked to donate a minimum $5 to LLCC Student Life. All proceeds will benefit the Prairie Center Against Sexual Assault. The fundraiser also connects with Denim Day 2018, an annual campaign that focuses on protesting destructive attitudes and misconceptions about sexual assault. Learn more about the background of this campaign.

View additional events during Sexual Assault Awareness Week of Action.

Sexual Assault Awareness Week of Action and Take a Stand Tuesday

Today is Take a Stand Tuesday. It is an opportunity for your office or you as an individual to stand with the LLCC community in our efforts to increase awareness of sexual assault while informing our community about everyday actions that we can take to prevent sexual violence and support survivors. Symbolic of the LLCC community’s refusal to be passive bystanders of sexual assault, at least one person will be “taking a stand” in A. Lincoln Commons from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. You are invited to choose an available half-hour time frame that works for you or your group and sign up using this link.

Tomorrow, April 25, the LLCC Feminist Activist Coalition and SAVE Taskforce will be hosting Denim Day. Faculty and staff are encouraged to participate by wearing denim tomorrow and turning in a minimum $5 donation to LLCC Student Life. All proceeds will benefit the Prairie Center Against Sexual Assault.

View additional events during Sexual Assault Awareness Week of Action.

Sexual Assault Awareness Week of Action April 23-27

The SAVE Taskforce invites the LLCC community to join them for Sexual Assault Awareness Week of Action, April 23-27. The schedule of events include:

Monday, April 23

Pledge Day, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., A. Lincoln Commons

Stop by the table in A. Lincoln Commons to take a pledge to embrace your voice and take everyday actions to help prevent sexual violence and support survivors.

Tuesday, April 24

Take a Stand Tuesday, all day, A. Lincoln Commons

Take a Stand Tuesday is an opportunity for your office or you as an individual to stand with the LLCC community in our efforts to increase awareness of sexual assault while informing our community about everyday actions that we can take to prevent sexual violence and support survivors. Symbolic of the LLCC community’s refusal to be passive bystanders of sexual assault, at least one person will be “taking a stand” in A. Lincoln Commons from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. You are invited to choose an available half-hour time frame that works for you or your group and sign up using this link.

Wednesday, April 25

Denim Day, all day, A. Lincoln Commons

In correlation with National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the LLCC Feminist Activist Coalition and SAVE Taskforce will be hosting Denim Day Wednesday, April 25. For this awareness campaign and fundraiser, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate by wearing denim on April 25 and turning in a minimum $5 donation to LLCC Student Life. All proceeds will benefit the Prairie Center Against Sexual Assault. The fundraiser also connects with Denim Day 2018, an annual campaign that focuses on protesting destructive attitudes and misconceptions about sexual assault. Learn more about the background of this campaign.

Thursday, April 26

Walk a Mile Runway Show, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., A. Lincoln Commons

Get involved as pledges are taken, challenge stereotypes that perpetuate sexual violence, and learn more about the topic. This event features both an educational area and a runway show that challenges all students (regardless of gender identity) to put on some heels and walk the runway! Cupcakes made by Lindee Hall will be available for purchase, with proceeds benefiting the Prairie Center Against Sexual Assault.

Friday, April 27

LLCC March to Join Take Back the Night, 7:15 p.m.

Meet outside of Millennium (near the La Terra sculpture) to join SAVE Taskforce as they march over to the UIS campus and join Take Back the Night March and Rally, which will include LLCC student speakers.

FAC and SAVE Taskforce hosting Denim Day April 25

In correlation with National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the LLCC Feminist Activist Coalition and SAVE Taskforce will be hosting Denim Day Wednesday, April 25. For this awareness campaign and fundraiser, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate by wearing denim on April 25 and turning in a minimum $5 donation to LLCC Student Life. All proceeds will benefit the Prairie Center Against Sexual Assault.

The fundraiser also connects with Denim Day 2018, an annual campaign that focuses on protesting destructive attitudes and misconceptions about sexual assault. Learn more about the background of this campaign.

Jeans Day for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month Week of Action

It is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month Week of Action. SAVE Taskforce is having programming throughout the week and would love your participation! All events will be held in A. Lincoln Commons. Throughout the week, we encourage everyone to post about their participation in DVAM Week of Action events with the hashtag #TakeAStand.

Thursday, Oct. 19 – Purple Thursday, “Talk About It Thursday,” 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wear your purple and bring your $5 to the LLCC Student Life Office to participate in the Feminist Activist Coalition’s Jeans Day benefiting Sojourn Shelter and Services, a local domestic violence resource center. This year, we will also be handing out purple ribbons attached to a small sheet with tips for having an informed conversation about domestic violence. Recipients of the purple ribbons will be encouraged to talk to at least one person using their conversation tip.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Week of Action and Jeans Day

It is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month Week of Action. SAVE Taskforce is having programming throughout the week and would love your participation! All events will be held in A. Lincoln Commons. Throughout the week, we encourage everyone to post about their participation in DVAM Week of Action events with the hashtag #TakeAStand.

Wednesday, Oct.18 – Silent Witness, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Sojourn Shelter and Services will be on campus with their Silent Witness exhibit. This exhibit both honors victims and uses their stories to convey the tragic reality of domestic violence (more information here: http://www.silentwitness.net). There will be representatives from Sojourn present to hand out information.

Thursday, Oct. 19 – Purple Thursday, “Talk About It Thursday,” 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Those committed to ending domestic violence around the country will be wearing purple on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, to bring awareness to the topic. Wear your purple and bring your $5 to the LLCC Student Life Office to participate in the Feminist Activist Coalition’s Jeans Day benefiting Sojourn Shelter and Services, a local domestic violence resource center.

Sojourn donation drive and “Take A Stand Tuesday”

Don’t forget to sign up to take a stand against domestic violence today in A. Lincoln Commons! Symbolic of our refusal to be passive bystanders of intimate partner violence in our community, we will have at least one person “taking a stand” in A. Lincoln Commons from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Participants can sign up for a time slot that fits your schedule here.

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a donation drive for Sojourn Shelter and Services will be held from now until the end of October. All donations will be delivered to Sojourn for use in their shelter for women and children affected by domestic violence. Sojourn’s “Wish List” can be found in the 2017 Domestic Violence Awareness Flier. All donations, including monetary donations, can be taken to the LLCC Student Life Office. Questions can be directed to Shelby Bedford at Shelby.bedford@llcc.edu.