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Time: Mondays 4:00

Location: Howard Gittis Student Center Room 200C

 

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Sexual Assault Prevention Week

DATES: SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2017 - SEPTMEBER 15TH, 2017

Purpose: The purpose of the Sexual Assault Prevention week is to create an environment on Temple University's Main campus that seeks to combat the perpetuation of rape culture, empower survivors, and equip students with the necessary tools and knowledge to change the culture. Ultimately, this week of events will use Temple Student Governments platform to take an active role in elevating the conversations around sexual assault in the effort of preventing it from happening on our campus and within our community.

Monday, September 11th, 2017: Owl Stand Up

Location: Skate Park

Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

Details: In a time where people feel silenced, this will ultimately give survivors, allies, and supporters the opportunity to be feel empowered on campus through the display of art, poetry, music, and storytelling. In order to combat the perpetuation of rape culture, we will create a space where people can discuss it openly and support one another in the process.

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017: Bystander Intervention

Location: Howard Gittis Student Center Underground

Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm

Details: The Purpose of this event is to provide an informational training session to help students learn how to hold their peers accountable. Furthermore, it will equip students with necessary skills and tactics that will enable them to not only be bystanders but to also intervene in situations that indicate possible assault, harassment, or violence.

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017: Know Your Resource Panel

Location: Howard Gittis Student Center (Room 223)

Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm

Details: The purpose of this event is to create a panel of knowledgeable individuals that can educate students about the resources available both on and off campus. In addition, this panel will serve as a resource for students to become aware of who to reach out to if recovering or supporting someone who is recovering from sexual assault or domestic violence.

Panelists:

Andrea Seiss, Title IX Coordinator

Silvie Drouillard, Women Organized against Rape

Tom Johnson, Asst Dir. Wellness Resource Center

Donna Grey, Campus Safety

Shondrika Merritt, University Housing and Residential Life

Amelia Burns, President of Student Activist against Sexual Assault

Thursday, September 14th, 2017: Self-Defense Workshop

Location: Howard Gittis 200A

Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm

Details: The purpose of this workshop is to engage students who may not feel interested or comfortable attending discussion-based events by empowering them with the basic ability to protect themselves in a more physically-oriented event. This will be an introductory workshop and will have students actively thinking about safety, security, and their responsibility in the community.

Friday, September 15th, 2017: Football Game

Location: Lincoln Financial Field

Time: 7:00pm

Details: The purpose of this collaboration is to utilize the platform of Temple Football to educate students about the prevalence of sexual assault on college campuses nationally. Ultimately, the PSA will affirm the importance of engaging in the conversation in order to end the perpetuation of rape culture. Furthermore, the aim is to introduce the rhetoric of the It’s on Us campaign to make sure everyone present understands that we all must take an active role in this conversation.

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Temple Student Government is a group of established Temple students who are determined to lead Temple on the path of progress at home, in our community, and in our city. We have created a platform and a mission that is supported by three pillars. These pillars are the values that we will ground ourselves in to have a clear and focused vision of the future.

Reform What Exists

Access to Sexual Assault Resources

Continue to work with Women Organized Against Rape

Hold a firm stance against sexual assault and domestic violence

Executive Branch

Establish an Ethics Board

• Reinstate General Assembly Committees

• Advocate for a permanent voting seat on the Board of Trustees

• Create a Director of Student Health and Wellbeing within Temple Student Government

Parliament

• Improve communication between the Executive branch and Parliament.

• Designate a Communications Director to the Parliament

• Increase accessibility to Parliament

Student Life

Work with Computer Services to improve Wi-Fi throughout Campus

• Support efforts that address food insecurity

• Collaborate with the LGBTQIA+ community on Temple University’s campus

Campus Safety

• Improve the consistency, promptness, and rhetoric of the TUAlert System

• Expand the Walking Escort Service

Engage All Voices

Student Body

Maintain Active collaboration with student organizations on programs and events

Initiate live feedback forums with Temple University Executives to promote transparency

Expand resources for first generation, international, immigrant and other incoming students through the development of a mentorship program

Disability Resource Services

• Continue to support and expand the ADA Task Force

• Initiate a campaign to promote inclusion of different abilities on campus

Philadelphia High School Students

Advocate for the reinstatement of the Summer Bridge Program

Continue to engage young minds in the community through access and exposure to Temple University

The environment

Promote sustainable initiatives in collaboration with the Office of Sustainability

Collaborate with Philadelphia’s “Zero Waste and Litter Cabinet” implemented to address pollution and littering on and off campus

Activate Relationships

Respect for the Community

Design additional STARS incentives for organizations to host events that will include the community

Increase frequency of community forums

Engage the student body with the community by:

  1. Revamping Adopt-a-Block and the Good Neighbor Initiative
  2.  Implementing “Community Days”
  3. Creating an “Alternative Spring Break” option, which aims to
    • Promote experiential learning to combat stigma with regards to North Philadelphia
    • Encourage civic engagement between students and the North Philadelphia community
  4.  Opposing any plans for a stadium that negatively impacts the community

Acknowledge and support student organizations in their efforts to better our community

Work with TAs and Faculty

Further develop training for TAs and faculty in diversity and inclusion

Continue relations with faculty members and the student body

 

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