Dominican College presents the
2nd Annual Sexual Assault Awareness Week Program from Monday, April 8th to
Thursday, April 11th
We all have the power to end sexual assault
through awareness, bystander intervention, and education. The events of this
week are designed to help each member of our community make our campus safe for
each person who sets foot here.
All Week PSAs for Sexual Assault
Awareness Announcements will be made to educate our community about sexual
assault statistics and ways to make a difference.
April 8 from 9:45 a.m. - 11 a.m. in the Palisades Room the sexual assault
awareness committee presents a Victim Advocate Panel featuring three
experienced victim advocates. They will discuss their education, training, and
work with victims of sexual assault.
From 11 a.m. -2 p.m. in Granito and
Casey there will be an Information Day with Pledge and Sticker Distribution.
Representatives from student clubs will share information, stickers, and
pledges with students and faculty about sexual assault and victimization.
On Tuesday from 11 a.m. -2 p.m. in Granito and Casey there will be
an additional Information Day with pledge and sticker distribution.
From 2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m in the Palisades Room, the film "Dissolve" will be
shown. This is a frightening look into drug facilitated sexual assault.
From 4:30 p.m.- 6 p.m. in the Lawrence Room, the committee
presents "Rachel’s Challenge". Rachel was a student at Columbine. She was a
shining example of kindness and working for change. A decade after her death
"Rachel's Challenge" helps to end harassment and bullying.
On Wednesday from 9:45 a.m. - 11 a.m. in the Palisades Room, the committee
will screen the film "The Undetected Rapist" - a chilling accounting of how one
person planned and executed the sexual assault of another.
From 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Palisades Room, the committee will
screen the film "Boys and Men Healing". This documentary is a about the impact
the sexual abuse of boys has on both the individual and society, and the
importance of healing and speaking out for male survivors to end the
From 5:15 p.m. -7:55 p.m. in the Palisades Room, the film "Telling Amy’s
Story" will be shown along with a presentation by Senior Assistant District
Attorney Jennifer Parietti. This is a story that took place here in
Rockland County and will make you reevaluate what you think you know.
Thursday Wear your jeans to work! A campus-wide event
Faculty and students
are encouraged to wear jeans to raise awareness about sexual assault. An
Italian court overturned a rapist’s conviction when they determined the
victim’s jeans were too tight and she must have voluntarily removed her jeans
and therefore consented to act.
From 12:45 p.m. - 2 p.m. in the
Palisades Room, the film "Very Young Girls" will be screened. In the United
States the average age of entry into prostitution is just thirteen. The film
takes us into the work of a former sexually exploited youth-turned-activist
named Rachel Lloyd, who started the New York City organization GEMS (Girls
Educational and Mentoring Services) to help victimized young women escape their
pimps and find another way of life.
From 2:15 p.m. - 5 p.m. on the DC Walking Path a campus-wide event: Sandals
for Sexual Assault Awareness
This event is an adaptation of the ‘Walk a
Mile in her Shoes’ event, which raises awareness of Sexual Assault by having
men walk a mile in high heels. Here at DC, we are having BOTH men and women
walk the DC mile walking path in Sandals, decorated with gems, flowers, ribbons
For more information about these events please contact Dr. Tara
Parrello, Coordinator of Criminal Justice and Assistant Professor of
Sociology and Criminal Justice 845-848-4097 or firstname.lastname@example.org.