Skip to main content

DEI offers weekly AdvoChat

Join the DDEI team's Prevention Education Specialist for a weekly AdvoChat! These chats are a chance to learn basics about advocacy, consent, healthy relationships, and the prevention of power-based personal violence, sexual violence, and gender-based violence. 

AdvoChats are every Monday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. and will continue to the end of the semester.

3/27 Peer Support: How To Help A Friend

This session covers everything you need to know to support a friend who has experienced sexual or gender-based violence. Students will leave this session with knowledge of victim rights, accessing trauma-informed care, and providing helpful, empathetic responses to their friends and loved ones.

4/3 A Movement, not a Moment: #MeToo

This session covers the MeToo movement from its creation by Tarana Burke through its resurgence as a hashtag to the present work. Learn how Peer Advocacy contributes to the work of the broader movement to end sexual violence in our communities and how you can get involved on campus.

4/10 Trauma and Medical Forensic Exams

This session will cover trauma informed practices through the lens of the medical forensic exam (aka rape kits, SAFE kits, SAECK). We will cover the processes which take place during a medical forensic exam, how students and community members can access them, and how our local resources respond to help survivors.

4/17 Advocacy 101

A brief primer on advocacy – what it is, how to do it, examples to look to and opportunities on campus.

4/24 What is Prevention?

A workshop on moving from awareness-based programming, which educates students on the facts, to a prevention lens, which focuses on building skills and cultural norms that can prevent harm before it occurs. We will explore the connections between prevention and transformative justice, the CDC socio-ecological model, levels of prevention, and opportunities for students to work on prevention initiatives.