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Event DescriptionsThe National March Against Rape Culture * Survivor Art Installation * The Hunting Ground * Healing Through Movement * Queer Thrift Shop Pop Up * Queer Health Relationships * HomeBrewed * Voices Against Violence on Bodies of Color * Consent Karaoke * Storytelling * Green Light Go! * Sign Making * Take Back the Night * Clothesline Project * One Word, Noun and Verb * Consent Pong Tournament * Yas Means Yas * Self Care Night

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April 7

The National March Against Rape Culture - 9a - 2p - College Green Park

In solidarity with The National March Against Rape Culture in Washington, D.C., we will be marching through Iowa City to show we will not be complicit in the sexual violence affecting our communities. Please join us beforehand at a rally to hear from community leaders and write postcards to your political representatives. Finally, be on the lookout for details about teach ins surrounding issues of sexual violence and rape culture, to be held after the march.

Hosted by University of Iowa Students

April 11

What Were You Wearing?  Survivor Art Installation - 10a-3p - IMU River Room 2

The intent of the installation is to create a tangible response to one of our most pervasive rape culture myths. The belief that clothing or what someone what wearing "causes" rape is extremely damaging for both survivors and for our community. Outfits displayed in the installation are not the actual clothing worn by the survivors, but a visual representation of their stories.

Hosted by RVAP

The Hunting Ground Screening and Panel Discussion - 8p - IMU Big 10 Theater

WRAC, Volunteers in Programming, the Men's Anti-Violence Council, and Campus Activities Board will be hosting a screening and panel discussion of the movie The Hunting Ground about sexual violence on college campuses.

Hosted by WRAC

April 12

Healing Through Movement - 6:45p-7:45p - Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Activity Room 3

Join us for a free Trauma Informed Yoga Class open for any individual impacted by sexual violence including non-offending friends, family and support people. Modifications will be presented to accommodate all levels and abilities.

Hosted by RVAP, UI Student Health & Wellness, WRAC, The Exhale Project, UI Recreational Services

April 13-15

Queer Thrift Shop Pop Up - Friday 13: 4p-8p; Saturday 14: 10a-6p; Sunday 15: 12p-6p - Wesley Center

Transformative Healing and RVAP are partnering together to bring the second iteration of the Queer Thrift Shop Pop-up. Join us for great deals on clothing and accessories in a safe and queer-centered environment. All proceeds benefit Transformative Healing and RVAP!

Hosted by Transformative Healing & RVAP 

April 14

Queer Healthy Relationships Workshop - 2p-4p - Wesley Center

Join WRAC and RVAP in an interactive workshop where we will discuss healthy relationships in the LGBTQIA community.

Hosted by RVAP & WRAC

 April 15

Fundraiser with Homebrewed - 4p-7p - The Mill

This will be a fundraiser for DVIP/RVAP in partnership with HomeBrewed. There will be music, fun and it's family friendly. Bring your family and friends to rock out for a cause! 

Hosted by DVIP

April 18

Voices Against Violence on Bodies of Color - 5p-8p - Uptown Bills

Join Nisaa African Family Services and RVAP as we host a spoken word event to showcase performance art by people of color and recognize Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). This event provides participants the opportunity to express their experiences with intersecting forms of oppression and violence in a supportive space, as well as honor others' stories of survival & healing.

Hosted by Nisaa & RVAP

April 19

Consent Karaoke - 8p-11p - Studio 13

Join RVAP as we belt out only the best karaoke ballads! Add your voice to the chorus for a night of empowering, fun songs all focused on healthy relationships and consent. Donations encouraged – prizes available for best performance!

Hosted by RVAP & Studio 13

April 21

Storytelling - 1:30p-3:30p - Kirkwood Community College

We invite sexual violence survivors to share their stories.  Let's come together to listen and celebrate our hard work towards liberty and pursuit of happiness.  Sharing and allowing each other to share without judging is the beginning of healing. For questions contact sumayarabee@nisaa-afs.org or 319-338-7617.

Hosted by Nisaa

Green Light Go! - 2p-4p - Hubbard Park

This event is Zeta Beta Tau's spring philanthropy. We plan to have a speaker from RVAP come and talk for awhile and the play a big game of Red Light, Green Light or talk in small groups when the speaker is finished. 

We will be selling buttons and cookies. All proceeds will be donated to RVAP

Hosted by Zeta Beta Tau

April 23

Take Back the Night Sign Making - 5:30p-7p - WRAC

WRAC and the Men's Anti-Violence Council will be hosting a sign making event to create signs for the Take Back the Night rally and march

Hosted by WRAC

April 24

Take Back the Night - 5p - Pentacrest

Rally, march, and survivor speak out to stand in solidarity with survivors of sexual violence. 

Hosted by WRAC

April 25

Clothesline Project - 10a-3p - Pentacrest

RVAP is partnering with the South Asian Student Association to bring the 31st Clothesline Project  which showcases the art of survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones.

Hosted by RVAP and South Asian Student Association

April 27

Yas Means Yas: Showcasing Sex Positivity - 8p-10p - TBD

18 and older mixed-media event of consentual and positive erotic encounters. Art, literary readings, snacks, raffle, and more!

Hosted by community advocates

April 28

Consent Pong - 12:30p-2:30p - Brothers Bar & Grill

Join RVAP for a consent themed toss tournament. Sign up as a pair and play to win prizes and swag!

Hosted by RVAP

One Word, Noun and Verb - 3p-5p - Sanctuary Pub

Join us for an exhibition of poetry exploring multiple facets of love, whether it is love for family, friends, lovers, or self-love. Solomon Worlds is showcasing his poetry created from collected interviews to better understand love. This is a fundraiser benefiting Transformative Healing. 


Hosted by Transformative Healing

April 30

Self Care Night! - 5:30p-7:30p - Afro House and LNACC

Join WRAC, Transformative Healing and the University of Iowa Cultural Houses for a night of self care!  Sample different self care activities and learn about new ways to take care of yourself.

Hosted by Transformative Healing, WRAC, UI Cultural Houses

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