Week Without Violence

UNL Week Without Violence

Coordinated by the UNL Women’s Center
For more information: 402-472-2597; 340 Nebraska Union; wcprogramming@unl.edu
October 6th – 12th, 2018

Saturday, October 6th, 2018 at 7:00pm
Rock for Respect Benefit Concert
Join us as we kick off our annual Week Without Violence events with a benefit concert for Voices of Hope! Voices of Hope is a Lincoln non-profit that helps victims of sexual assault and relationship violence through counseling, medical and legal advocacy, and a 24-hour crisis line. This event is cosponsored by UNL PREVENT, and M@N. Entrance to the event is free but donations are welcome. We will be hosting a raffle with prizes donated by local Lincoln businesses! Raffle tickets are $1 each and all proceeds will go to the Voices of Hope.

Monday, October 8th, 2018 at 7:30pm
How to Have Sex Without Getting Hurt or Being a Jerk
Nebraska Union Auditorium
Jaclyn Friedman is a writer, educator and activist, and creator of Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape, What You Really Really Want: The Smart Girl’s Shame-Free Guide to Sex & Safety, and her latest, Unscrewed: Women, Sex, Power and How to Stop Letting the System Screw Us All. Her podcast, also called Unscrewed, is paving new paths to sexual liberation, and was named one of the Best Sex Podcasts by both Marie Claire and Esquire. Friedman’s work has popularized the “yes means yes” standard of sexual consent that is quickly becoming law on many US campuses.

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 at 12-1:00pm
Dish it Up! Week Without Violence Remix – OASIS Lounge

Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center OASIS Lounge
Join the UNL Women’s Center and the Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services (OASIS) in the JGMC Lounge for an open discussion about violence in communities of color. Pepsi products will be provided. Feel free to bring your own lunch.

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 at 5:30pm
An Evening with Sophie Labelle, Transgender Cartoonist and Author

Love Library - Peterson Room
Sophie Labelle is the French Canadian author of Assigned Male Comics, a webcomic about a bunch of sarcastic trans teenagers. Her work has been acclaimed and recognized internationally. Sophie will talk about her work and share stories and anecdotes before answering questions. She will have her books and posters with her and proceed to a signing session afterwards.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Take Back the Night Event 
Nebraska Union Booths
Sigma Psi Zeta is hosting their an annual candle light vigil to spread awareness of domestic violence in all its varied forms.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 11:30 am to 1 pm
IMAGINE, a world without violence to women and girls…I wonder if we can 
Nebraska Union Georgian Suite
Indrani Goradia is a philanthropist and advocate for women’s health and empowerment. She is the founder and visionary behind Indrani’s Light Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing solutions to gender-based violence. A survivor of domestic violence as a child and young adult, Goradia is a tireless and fearless leader. She is an acclaimed speaker, author, trainer, coach and activist and has addressed the United Nations’ World Women’s High Level Development Forum on Women’s Health and Development and London’s United Way. Feel free to bring your own lunch.

Wednesday, October 10 at 7 pm
2018 Hubbard Lecture featuring Mary Kathryn Nagle: Sovereignty and Safety for Native Women
Center for Great Plains Studies, 1155 Q Street
Mary Kathryn Nagle is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation. She currently serves as the Executive Director of the Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program. She is also a partner at Pipestem Law, P.C., where she works to protect tribal sovereignty and the inherent right of Indian Nations to protect women and children from domestic violence and sexual assault. Nagle has authored numerous briefs in federal appellate courts, including the United States Supreme Court.  

Thursday, October 11 at 5 pm Open House, 7 pm Vigil for victims of domestic violence
Voices of Hope Open House & Vigil    
Learn more about Voices of Hope and the services and programs they offer by attending this Open House.

Cosponsors: PREVENT, M@N, UHC HP, Voices Of Hope, UPC, WGS, SAGE, JGMC, OASIS, LGBTQA+RC, UNITE, Morrill Hall, Sigma Psi Zeta, Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs, Vision Maker Media, Center for Great Plains, NE, Love Library, Nebraska University Students Against Modern Slavery, International Engagement and Global Strategies, Women Investing in Nebraska, The Hubbard Lecture series is sponsored by the University of Nebraska State Museum and the Center for Great Plains Studies.