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April

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) when organizations across the country host events and programs to educate the public about sexual assault and provide outreach to survivors of sexual and interpersonal violence.

Although SAAM has only officially been recognized nationally since 2001, it is important for our UNH community to acknowledge that anti-rape initiatives have been on the UNH campus since 1978 when the now-SHARPP was formerly known as the Rape Task Force. Since 1978, we have undergone many transformations to become who we are today and we want each and every one of you to join our growing team.

Now more than ever, we cannot win this fight without you, and we invite you to stop into our office in Wolff House, or take a look through our website to learn more about sexual and interpersonal violence, how you can join our team to support survivors of interpersonal violence, and how you can join our team to end this public health epidemic. Join us at the many events we have planned for SAAM!


Wildcats STOP Street Harassment Campaign Kickoff!

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Join us from April 3–7, for International Anti-Street Harassment Week

Look for our flyers and tabling events and get informed and get involved!

details to come


1Blue String at UNH

logo art of 1Blue String at UNH

Friday, April 7th, 8pm | Final Concert Series: Strafford Room

1BlueString is a campaign that asks guitarists to replace one of their six strings with a blue string to symbolize and support the 1 in 6 men sexually abused in childhood.

We are inviting you to help SHARPP get the message out here at UNH!
Check out our 1BLUE STRING table at the FINAL GRIND and get a string!

Get more information about the campaign at www.unh.edu/sharpp/1BLUESTRING


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Stepping Out Against Violence at UNH: RALLY&WALK! 

Thursday, April 13 from 12:30pm – 2:00pm,
The Great Lawn in front of DeMeritt (Rain location: Whittemore Lobby)

This localized social movement aims at gathering students, faculty, staff and Durham community members together to take a collective and powerful stance against all forms of violence on our campus, including violence against women. Violence against victims/survivors results from the use of force or threat to achieve and maintain control over others in relationships, and from societal abuse of power and domination in the forms of sexism, racism, heterosexism, classism, able-bodyism, ageism and other oppressions.

This event will include informational tables, reading of UNH's Community Proclamation Against Violence, a student call to action to end violence at UNH and a 20 minute walk around campus.

Sponsored by UNH SHARPP along with the following organizations and departments at UNH and the local community. Get social and share your photos and stories #unhrallywalk!

Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise, Residential Life, Prevention Innovations Research Center, The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, UNH Athletics, The Waysmeet Center, Office of Community Service & Learning, Women Studies Program, Disability Services for Students, UNH Rowing, Alpha Phi Omega, College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, Circle K International, American Red Cross Club of UNH, Education Department, Department of Political Science, UNH VOX, President’s Commission on the Status of LGBTQ+ People, Theta Chi, Sigma Alpha, The Graduate School, The Social Work Department, Her Campus, Student Life, Health Services, Cat Pack Captains, Center for Academic Resources and TRIO Student Support, Affirmative Action & Equity Office, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences Dean’s Office, Trans UNH, Office of Community Equity and Diversity, UNH Discovery Program, President’s Commission on the Status of Women, President’s Commission on the Status of People with Disabilities, President’s Commission on the Status of People of Color, McNair Program, UNH School of Law, Peter T. Paul College FIRE Program, Amnesty International, Phi Mu Delta, Graduate Student Senate, MUB & Student Activities, Muslim Students Association, WildActs!, Hetzel Hall Council,Student Occupational Therapy Association,Kappa Sigma, Phi Sigma Sigma, Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Phi, SigEp, Lambda Chi Alpha, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Alpha Xi Delta, Sigma Beta, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Sigma Nu, Alpha Gamma Rho, Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council, Kappa Delta, Delta Xi Phi, Chi Omega, Sigma Chi, Campus Recreation, The Counseling Center


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Monday, April 17th | 6PM MUB Theater 1 | a free campus–wide screening

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Discussion Series

Final in our series, SHARPP and the Justice Studies Program have partnered to present this episode to examine both the realities and fictions of the show. Discussions will be facilitated by SHARPP staff and the Justice Studies faculty. Please join us.

Episode: Behave    Main Topic: Rape Kit National Backlog
This riveting episode brings to light the backlog of untested rape kits in many cities across the country. Rape is traumatic and the process of collecting evidence as part of a rape kit can only add to that trauma. If that evidence sits collecting dust, not only does the victim risk not getting justice and closure, it could cause other cases to go unsolved, or for further attacks to take place. If the victim believes that the attacker will not be caught, all the victim has left is fear that it will happen again.


UNH Men are PART OF THE SOLUTION!

Take the Pledge at www.unh.edu/sharpp/wrcpledge

WILDACTS TRAINING EVENT: 4/26|6PM MUB Wildcat Den
Join us for a “YOU CAN HELP” interactive theatre experience that will focus on how you can help in situations related to physical or sexual abuse in a relationship.
Residential Life/Housing UNHWRC Lobby programs! Look for them in your area.