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Nurturing Relationships with Family | Wednesday, March 4, 2015 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | David Adamany UGL, Community Room | Download Flyer

Family dynamics change when adult children enter college and the workforce. Join us as Steven Press and Aleksandra Stoklosa of WSU Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) discuss how to build and maintain healthy and respectufl relationships as adult children pursue their independence. For more information, contact Troy Eller English at au2050@wayne.edu.

 

Film Screening: "The Invisible War" | Monday, March 30, 2015 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Student Center Building, Room 285 

Today, a female soldier in combat zones is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. Come watch Ocsar- and Emmy-nominated filmmaker Kirby Dick's groundbreaking investigation about one of America's most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape in the U.S. military. Hear stories and struggles of rape victims and learn what can be done to effect change. For details, contact Sara Byczek at aw4681@wayne.edu or 313.577.8564.

 

Rise Above: A Domestic Violence Awareness Event | Monday, April 6, 2015 | 6:00-8:00 p.m. | Student Center Building, Ballroom 

COSW, in partnership with WSU student organization Not for Sale Campaign, will host a program aimed at raising awarenes about domestic violence. For more information, contact Robin Collins at robin.collins@wayne.edu.

 

Take Back the Night | Wednesday, April 8, 2015 | 5:30-9:00 p.m. | Student Center Building, Ballroom 

COSW, in collaboration with First Step, invites you to join us as we unite to Take Back The Night. This event highlights the problem of violence against women as well as the broader issue of sexual violence in our communities. Hear from Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy, WSU Professor Joanne Smith-Darden, and survivors; participate in the march/rally; learn about resources; and help shatter the silence about sexual violence. To learn more, contact Robin Collins at robin.collins@wayne.edu.

 

Other Events

Human Trafficking Community Awareness Event | Monday, February 23, 2015 | 6:00 p.m. | Wayne County Community College District, Downriver Campus

The Taylor Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force invites you to attend a community awareness event about human trafficking featuring survivor, author, and victim advocate Theresa Flores. Learn how to recognize a victim and build coalitions against this growing problem. For more information, contact Simone Calvas at 313.733.7704 or taylortaskforce@gmail.com.

 

Past Events

Human Trafficking Forum  |  February 10, 2015 |  5:30-7:30 p.m.  |  Student Center Ballroom  | Download Flyer 

The President's Commission on the Status of Women, Not for Sale, Heavenly Hope International, and the Soroptimist Group of Grosse Pointe invite you to attend a Human Trafficking Forum. Join us for an important conversation about raising awareness about human/sex traffficksing, action being taken to end it in our state, and how you can advocate against it. Panelists, including Kelly Carter, State of Michigan; Blanche Cook, Wayne State University Law School; David Manville, Eastern Michigan University; and Deena Policicchio, Alternatives for Girls, will discuss issues such as trafficking legislation, perpetrators' perspectives, and trafficking and technology. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Sara Byczek at aw4681@wayne.edu or 313.577.8564.

 

Take Back the Night Logo Competition | January 31, 2015 |  Download Flyer | Download Competition Details

Would you like to use your creative abilities to create positive change in our community? Are you interested in being part of a movement to raise awareness about sexual assault?  If so, we encourage you to participate in the 2015 Take Back the Night Logo Competition, a program aimed at engaging the WSU campus and community in expressing their creativity and commitment to help end violence against women. The winning logo will be used on event buttons and announcement for our annual Take Back the Night Event in April. For more information, review the flyer or the competition details or contact Robin Collins at robin.collins@wayne.edu.

 

Fostering Healthy Relationships | Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | UGL Community Room

The transition to college often involves changes in relationships with family, friends, and significant others. Join us as we discuss maintaining healthy relationships while fostering one's independence as a college student. Presenters include Steven Press and Alex Stoklosa of WSU Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Bring a friend! For more information, contact Troy Eller English at au2050@wayne.edu.

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NO MORE Photo Booth | Wednesday, October 29, 2014 | 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. | Gullen Mall Flag Court

Although Domestic Violence Awareness Month is ending, the fight to end domestic violence and sexual assault never does. The NO MORE campaign promotes the use of a new national symbol to express support for ending domestic violence and sexual assault and encourage individuals and organizations to work together to move these issues higher on the public's agenda. Come learn about the NO MORE campaign and have your photo taken with the NO MORE sign. Bring a friend! For more information, contact Robin Collins at robin.collins@wayne.edu

 

The Silent Witness Project | October 1-31, 2014 | Various locations on the WSU campus

In commemoration of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, COSW will present the international Silent Witness project throughout the month of October. Silent Witness is the visual representation of victims of domestic violence. Individual, life-sized red figures representing men, women, and children murdered in acts of domestic violence in the state of Michigan will be on display around campus. Figures include breastplate shields sharing victims’ names and stories. For more information, contact Robin Collins at robin.collins@wayne.edu.

 

The Clothesline Project | October 1-31, 2014 | David Adamany Undergraduate Library

The Clothesline Project is a visual display that bears witness to the violence against women. The purpose of the project is to raise awareness about the problem of domestic violence and to remember victims and support survivors. Please stop by the UGL to see the T-shirts created by WSU faculty, staff, and students to commemorate Domestic Violence Awareness Month. For more information about this event, please contact Robin Collins at robin.collins@wayne.edu or 313.577.4935.

 

The Pledge Project | Thursday, October 2, 2014 | 11:000 a.m.-2:00 p.m. | Gullen Mall Flag Court | Download Flyer

All hands on deck! Come participate in The Pledge Project and demonstrate your commitment to anti-violence initiatives. By putting your handprints on the banner, you and other participants will help create a visual statement against violence. Join COSW in pledging not to use your hands to hurt another person. 

For more information, contact Sara Byczek at aw4681@wayne.edu or 313.577.8654.

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Build Your Championship Career Team | Thursday, September 25, 2014 | 12:00-1:00 p.m. | David Adamany Undergraduate Library, Community Room | Download Flyer

The Career Development Committee of the COSW invites you to join us for an interactive discussion regarding assembling a team of mentors and advisor to support, challenge, and inspire you to career success. To register, log in to Pipeline, then click on this link: https://www.eaa.wayne.edu/event_new/session_registration.cfm?eid=1504

For more information, contact Nannette McCleary at ab7639@wayne.edu or 313.577.3390.

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The Clothesline Project | Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 | 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. | Student Center, Hilberry A | Download Flyer

The Clothesline Project is a visual display that bears witness to the violence against women. Each T-shirt is decorated to represent a particular woman's experience. The purpose of the project is three-fold:

  • To bear witness to the survivors as well as the victims of the war against women.
  • To help with the healing process for people who have lost a loved one or are survivors of this violence.
  • To educate, document, and raise society's awareness of the extent of the problem of violence against women.

Please join us to create a T-shirt and show your support. All art supplies and T-shirts will be provided.

For more information about this event, please contact Robin Collins at robin.collins@wayne.edu or 313.577.4935.

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No Zebras. No Excuses. | Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. & Thursday, September 4, 2014, at 12 noon and 4 p.m. | Community Arts Auditorium | Download Flyer

Have you ever been a witness to harassment in the classroom? What about at a party? Have you ever watched what you thought might be violence between a couple in a relationship? What did you do? Did you step in? Did you ignore it? Or did you just simply walk away?

To help raise awareness about some of these issues on Wayne State’s campus and as part of our commitment to the federal Violence Against Women Act, Wayne State University will host multiple “No Zebras. No Excuses.” performances, which will feature a cast from Central Michigan University’s (CMU) No Zebras. No Excuses. performance group and be facilitated by Steve Thompson, sex crimes profiler and author of No More Fear and Date/Acquaintance Rape: The Crime and Criminal, the most comprehensive profile and behavior pattern of acquaintance rapists. 

Every part is performed by members of the nationally recognized group Sexual Aggression Peer Advocates, and each topic is supplemented by current statistical information. In addition to the scenes, educators will give context of the scenes, talk about implications, and how to effectively engage in a pro-social way to end the cycle of aggression. 

The No Zebras. No Excuses. performances, hosted by the Wayne State University sponsors listed below, will be held in the Community Arts Auditorium on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at 4:00 pm and at 7:00 pm and again on Thursday, September 4, 2014, at 12 noon and 4:00 pm. 

Admission to No Zebras. No Excuses. is free and your presence is requested and encouraged. 

No Zebras. No Excuses. Wayne State sponsors include the Provost’s Office, Dean of Students Office (DOSO), Commission on the Status of Women (COSW), Housing & Residential Life, Campus Health Center, Wayne State Police, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), and Business and Auxiliary Operations.

For more information about this event, please contact Robin Collins at robin.collins@wayne.edu or 313.577.4935.

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