April 2, 2013
2013 SAAM (Sexual Assault Awareness Month) Day of Action
The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) recommends several ways of participating in the SAAM Day of Action:
- Start the conversation
- Raise awareness online
- Get active
- Be an advocate for prevention
To read more visit the NSVRC SAAM page.
April 3 - 5, 2013
EVAW Int’l - 2013 International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Stalking
Some of the sessions you can look forward to attending include:
- In the Wake of Penn State: An International Panel on Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse
- Raped or "Seduced?" How Language Helps Shape Our Response to Sexual Violence
- How to Improve Your Investigation and Prosecution of Strangulation Cases
- A Cry for Justice: Overcoming Barriers to Successfully Prosecute Elder Abuse
- Self Care - It's All About YOU!
April 15, 2013
webinar: “Raped or ‘Seduced’? How Language Helps Shape Our Response to Sexual Violence”
Time: 3:00-4:30 PM EST
Presenter: Claudia J. Bayliff, Project Attorney, National Judicial Education Program, Legal Momentum
Description: "Language can never be neutral; it creates versions of reality." Yet when we discuss sexual assault, we constantly use the language of consensual sex to describe assaultive acts. This language often implies consent and romance, rather than criminal acts. In addition, we describe violence against women in passive terms, allowing the perpetrators of this violence to remain invisible and unaccountable. We also use language that objectifies or blames sexual assault victims.
This interactive webinar will explore the language of sexual assault: how we talk about and write about this crime. We will discuss specific examples of the language we use and explore how to discuss sexual assault in a way that more accurately depicts the crime.
To register, visit: http://action.legalmomentum.org/site/R?i=baAvWSX-YWYxyZJxWs9lhw