Hi, first-years! The last week in March was dedicated to several activities and events relating to mental health. Hopefully you were able to get involved and learn different ways to take care of your mental health! There will be another week coming up in April full of activities and events, but this week’s themes are consent education, healthy relationships and sexual assault prevention. Welcome to Enough is Enough Week and I hope you are able to participate!
Monday, April 10th
- Mayoral Proclamation
- 10:00AM-12:00PM, Old Town Hall in Salem
The mayor is signing a document that states that Salem recognizes April as Sexual Assault Awareness month. There will be a few speeches conveying why sexual assault is an important issue to talk about and one of the speakers will be from a club (CESA) from Salem State University!
Campus Educators on Sexual Assault (CESA) is a club on campus that teaches consent and sexual assault prevention. The club presents at Orientation, to classes on campus, and to high school classes. CESA also holds engaging events on campus to bring awareness about this social issue. CESA meets at 5:00 on Tuesdays in the Bertolon School of Business (in the café area) if you would like to join! The club will be very active in Enough is Enough Week.
- Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
- Time TBD, location will most likely be on North Campus and Central Campus
The fraternity, SAE, will be walking in high heels between North and Central campus to bring awareness about female victims of sexual assault and violence.
Tuesday, April 11th
- Art Therapy Self-Care with Counseling and Health Services
- Location and Time TBD
- Break-Up Workshop
- 5:00PM-6:30PM, location TBD
Training on how to have a healthy break-up
Wednesday, April 12th
- Consent Day
- 11:00AM-1:00PM, Library Quad on North Campus
Banner for people to sign, saying they will ask for consent before any sexual activity, games, activities
- Dinner and a keynote presentation by a sexual assault survivor
- 6:00PM-8:00PM, MLK Room in the ECC on North Campus
Thursday, April 13th
- Bystander Intervention Training
- 4:30PM-6:00PM, location TBD
Friday, April 14th
- Raspberry Swirl Drag Show
- Doors open 5:30PM, show starts at 6:00PM, Vets Hall in the ECC on North Campus
$10 SSU students
$13 non SSU students
$10 meet + greet
*Contact the Alliance club for any questions, First Year Mentor, Stella Willis, is the President
Enough is Enough Week aims to:
-spread awareness about sexual and domestic violence in LGBTQ communities
-Promote norms about healthy relationships, healthy sexuality and reproductive health for all SSU students
-Encourage bystanders to speak out against sexual violence
-Remove the stigma around all survivors of sexual violence disclosing and accessing on or off campus support
Keep an eye out for the Enough is Enough Week flyers, and if you are available, come check out the wide range of events that Salem State will be putting on in support of Sexual Assault Awareness month!