Media Advisory: Students Take Back The Night During Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Voices Against Violence, part of the Counseling and Mental Health Center in the Division of Student Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, will host a series of programs marking Sexual Assault Awareness Month throughout April.

WHAT: Sexual Assault Awareness Month will include nine innovative programs focused on raising awareness and preventing sexual violence and assault, with a focus on consent. Key events include Get Sexy Get Consent, an interactive theater performance examining how we negotiate sex, consent, boundaries and safety on Tuesday, April 2, at 11 a.m.; and Take Back The Night, a powerful survivor-focused rally during sunset on the university's Main Mall on Wednesday, April 3, at 6:30 p.m. (we request any video or photography be limited to the first 30 minutes out of respect for survivor identities). Other programs include the following:

  • "No One's Asking For It," a campus-wide poster campaign all day April 1
  • Women's Leadership Summit, a half-day conference on issues facing women, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. hosted by the Gender and Sexuality Center
  • Masculinities Fishbowl, a discussion on masculinity and anti-violence, April 10 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Talking About Assault, with Voices Against Violence's Theatre for Dialogue on April 15 at 6:30 p.m. and followed by a second performance April 24

For more information, a full list of participating organizations and a schedule of activities, visit Voices Against Violence.