UNH alumna Lissa Curtis '13 is professional ballerina and rape survivor. She went to Romania in 2014 to the World Ballet Competition and was raped by her coach for ten days. She started the "Be Brave" campaign to encourage victims to come out of silence and fight for justice.
The "Be BRAVE Gala" will be an evening of classical and contemporary dance, live music, and martial arts. The evening will culminate with asking survivors of domestic and sexual violence onstage to be brave, be honored, and take a small step forward in their healing process. All proceeds will be going to three NH rape crisis centers: Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire (CCCNH), HAVEN, and UNH SHARPP.
The cast will include performances by Lissa Curtis, Zachary Silk (Lissa's brother), Northeastern Ballet Theatre, Quest Martial Arts Academy, Speaking In Taps, Dance Prism, SonDance Academy, Not Too Sharp, Jackie Klinger, Michelle LeClair, Shanna Pinet, and special guest artists from Boston Ballet, and American Ballet Theatre.
Lissa has a large following and has been interviewed by many news publications such as Boston Magazine, BuzzFeed News and many others. She expects this event to be sold out.
SHARPP hopes to see UNH staff, faculty, administration, students, and community there to support our alumna. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.
SHARPP crisis center advocates will be available for confidential support during the event.
Members of the campus community celebrate the beginning of the new academic year with a picnic and outdoor festivities held on the lawn of Thompson Hall. Each year you can find the SHARPP table (look for the orange and yellow umbrella!) and stop by for giveaways, meet and greet the staff and student volunteers, find out about our services and upcoming events and check out our great volunteer opportunities!
The University Day Campus Picnic and Student Activities Fair is a great way for UNH students to find ways to participate in the university community.
SHARPP staff and volunteers invite the UNH community to Wolff House. This is a time to gather, kick off the new year, learn more about SHARPP and how to get involved. SHARPP will showcasing their services, new initiatives and events for the upcoming academic year.
An event to explore your community, make connections, be inspired and get involved.
Take a break from your busy day and stop bythe Expo to get artsy and have fun with our fabulous, expressive arts activities.
FABULOUS Door Prizes! Attend and enter to win.
The Expo is open to all identities and genders. We welcome UNH students, employees and community members to attend the Expo.
Presented by UNH Health Services and Sexual Harassment & Rape Prevention Program