April 12-14, 2016
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. FIT will hold a week of activities to raise awareness on campus as part of the national campaign. All events are open to the entire FIT community.
Tuesday, April 12
The Clothesline Project
11 am-2 pm
FIT supports The Clothesline Project, a visual display that bears witness to relationship violence. During the public display, a clothesline is hung with shirts; each shirt is decorated to represent a particular person’s experience, by the survivor themselves or by someone who cares about them. Join us to help document and raise society’s awareness of the extent of the problem of relationship violence. Create a shirt to help with the healing process of those who have lost a loved one or who are survivors of violence. Shirts will be prominently displayed in the Dubinsky Lobby during Sexual Assault Awareness Week.
Screening and Discussion of Phoenix
Pomerantz Center, Room D207
Director Christian Petzold’s film depicts the tragedy of post-World War II Germany and a woman’s tale of survival in a concentration camp. A discussion led by Andrew Weinstein, associate professor in the History of Art Department, and Terry Ginder, sexual violence prevention educator, will follow.
Wednesday, April 13
Screening and Discussion of The Hunting Ground
Feldman Center, Room C205
The documentary The Hunting Ground gives viewers insight on the troubling issue of sexual assault on college campuses, the failure of universities to deal with the problem, and the rise of student movements in reaction.
Thursday, April 14
Protection and Self-Defense Workshop
Main Gymnasium, Room BX-02
Do you know how to defend yourself in a threatening situation? Learn basic methods of self-protection at this workshop led by George Francisco, Social Sciences faculty member and seasoned practitioner of Chinese-Hawaiian Kenpo martial arts.
Sexual Assault Awareness Week is brought to you by the Campus Anti-Violence Education Group and is sponsored by the FIT Security Advisory Committee, the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Success, the Center for Excellence in Teaching, the Social Sciences Department, and the Film and Media program.
For more information, visit fitnyc.edu/safety/saaw.
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