Sexual Assault Awareness Events
Week of April 26th, 2021
Live Awareness Workshops
Swag items will be given to all students who attend and participate!
The workshops will be provided via Google Meet. You must register (see below). A Google Meet invite will be sent to you, 30 minutes prior to start of the workshop.
If you are interested in attending, please complete the registration form for the topic of your choosing below. The cut-off time to register is 30 minutes prior to it's start.
Online Live Workshops
Supporting LGBTQ+ Survivors
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), lesbian, gay and bisexual people experience sexual violence at similar or higher rates than heterosexuals.
For LGBTQ+ survivors of sexual assault, their identities – and the discrimination they face surrounding those identities – often make them hesitant to seek help from police, hospitals, shelters or rape crisis centers, the very resources that are supposed to help them.
Supporting International Student Survivors
International students are an at risk group when it comes to sexual assault for a variety of reasons.
Vulnerability due to inexperience with culture
Language and/or cultural barriers
Fear of prejudice and discrimination
Pressures of performing well academically
Countries and cultures around the world have varying standards to determine what is unacceptable or criminal sexual behavior, so it is important to know the rules in the United States - and it all starts with consent.
Supporting Survivors of Color
The experiences of survivors of color often get dismissed or invalidated. In order to prevent sexual violence, all voices need to be heard, addressed, and validated.
There has been a long history of sexual violence toward individuals of colors. Many statistics of sexual assault often excludes individuals of color; while 80% of rapes are reported by white womxn, womxn of color are more likely to be assaulted more than white womxn.
Supporting a Friend or Loved One
Every 73 seconds, someone is sexually assaulted in the U.S.
This means that even if you haven’t personally had an experience with sexual violence, it’s likely that you know someone who has.
Talking about sexual assault can be difficult. For many survivors, the reaction of the first person they disclose to, often a friend or family member, can have a huge effect on their healing process.
Being an active bystander is something that everyone can do in a variety of ways. The core way to be an active bystander is to notice the situation, interpret it as a problem, feel responsible to act, know what to do, and then intervene safely.
Seeing yourself as a part of the solution can help end domestic violence and sexual assault.
DARE TO CARE Events!
Talk About It Tuesday on Instagram Live
Tuesday, April 27 at 7:00pm CST
Join the Dare to Care peer educators for our weekly Instagram Live.
Spring term’s theme is ‘Reframing Bystander Intervention: A Continuum of Action’ and this week we will be looking at responding to sexual harassment, including street harassment, microaggressions, in the workplace, etc.
Workshop Wednesday: #Know Your Worth Showcase
Wednesday, 4/28 - Trustees Room (302), Alumni Hall
The first half of this capstone event will showcase submissions from Knox students (with permission) collected during #KnowYourWorth week. Entrees will be on display and entrants will be invited to personally share their work. In-person.
The second half of this capstone event will feature keynote speaker Monica Prince '12 reading from her original works. Monica will take questions from the audience and at the conclusion of the program, we will give away 12 signed copies of Monica’s book. In-person and virtual.
TBTN - Thursday, April 27th
Show your support and attend the virtual Take Back the Night event! There will be speakers, poetry, and healing activities as part of this powerful web-event.
*Times listed are Central Standard Time*
- 6:50PM: Acoustic Guitar Interlude
- 7:00PM: Welcome
- 7:05PM: Grounding
- 7:08PM: Inclusivity & History of TBTN
- 7:13PM: Survivor Stories
- 7:17PM: Vision for Young Men in the Work to End Sexual Violence
- 7:22PM: Thoughts on Gender Identity & Male Survivors
- 7:28PM: Original Poetry Reading
- 7:33PM: Justice for Survivors & TBTN Justice Hotline
- 7:38PM: Men’s Involvement
- 7:43PM: Survivor Stories
- 7:46PM: Poetry Reading
- 7:50PM: Closing Grounding
- 7:56PM: Conclusion
- 8:00PM: Acoustic Guitar Interlude
Take Back the Night - GLOBAL Live Virtual Event
Thursday, Apr 29, 2021, 07:00 PM
Knox College Counseling Services Resources
To inquire about an appointment, or for any questions or concerns, please contact the office by calling 309-341-7492 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Janell McGruder – Asst. Dean for Student Wellness/Director
Megan McGruder – Asst. Director, Counselor, Outreach
Vicki Swedlund – Administrative Assistant
Dr. Phyllis Mogielski-Watson – Counselor
Rhonda Nelson – Counselor
Erica Taylor – Counselor
Gia Washington – Counselor
Crystal Williams – Counselor