Monthly Newsletter

December 2015


Next Volunteer Meeting: January 23rd!

All Saturday meetings begin with Direct Service from 10-11:30, EVERYONE 11:30-12:30, SPV'S 12:30-1:30 and VPE's 12:300-2:00. Place TBD. Thanks!!

Future Volunteer Meeting Dates: February 27, April 2 and the Recognition Celebration on Friday, April 29th.

TAC Corner - Volunteer Profiles!

Meet Jeni, our Men's Engagement Coordinator!

Role at TAC and how long have you been with us.

  • Providing awareness and services to male-identified victim/survivors.
  • Educating and encouraging bystander intervention and men as allies.
  • Educating and encouraging peer-to-peer accountability by examining masculinity issues, communication, social norms, and relationships.
  • I have been with TAC since Nov. 11, so a little over a month.

So far, what is your favorite thing about being the Men's Engagement Coordinator?

  • Connecting with and learning from so many people across campus, and also people doing men's engagement work across the country.

What have you enjoyed most about living in the Twin-Cities?

  • Getting to try new restaurants. I invite everyone to email me suggestions of their favorite places :)

What is the #1 place to travel too on your bucket-list?
  • I've unfortunately never been out of the country, so really anywhere out of the country! But, top places on my list to visit are Ireland and Bali.

Research: The More You Know

Readings for Winter Break

Popular Culture--Movies, Sexual Violence, and Prevention Resources (a few film discussion guides that go along with popular movies):

Popular Culture--Movies, Sexual Violence, and Prevention Resources (a few film discussion guides that go along with popular movies):


PA 3990 Changing the World: Contemporary Public Policy

This course provides a foundation for understanding the what, who, where, and how of public policy decision-making. These components are explored from different perspectives while delving into questions such as: What is public policy good for? Who decides policy priorities? What effect does public policy actually have in solving public problems? How can we improve public policy making?

Here is a link to more information:


2016 Indigenous Women and Women of Color Student Summit:

Deadline extended: January 4, 2016

Igniting Leadership, Confidence, and Cultural Strength

Call for Proposals:

The 3rd Indigenous Women and Women of Color Student Summit (formerly the Women of Color Student Conference) will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2016 in Coffman Memorial Union on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus.

Department of Corrections 12th annual conference on Justice Involved Women and Girls

Save the Date: April 18th, 2016

This year’s primary focus is on GIRLS!! We know all too well that they often become the women in our systems. The keynote is Dr. Meda Chesney-Lind who is a professor of Women’s Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. (flyer below!)

Women's Center: Feminist Fridays

Join the Women's Center this fall for Feminist Fridays, a monthly forum on equity topics! RSVP requested at Bring your lunch. [Coming Soon] See our full spring calendar here.
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  • Please see the position at the Department of Early Learning. We are looking for a fabulous team member to join us in the community-based child abuse prevention work at DEL! Please share far and wide! Strengthening Families Program Manager Position

  • Access Assistant Position: working to facilitate access with college students w​ho receive HERE. (Use requisition # 305881)


  • HUGE shout-out to Meghanne B. for agreeing to design the logo/theme for the Minnesota Campus Sexual Violence Prevention Summit in June 2016. We are in awe of your artistic abilities!

  • Thanks to Lacie M, Emily H, and Kelsey S for helping to decorate our Star-Wars themed door for the Appleby Door Decorating Contest! (picture attached)
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(HD) Snow falling in pine forest from window