SHARPP Events

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February


Law & Order SVU: Discussion Series

Monday, February 19 at 6PM: McConnell 240

UNH SHARPP & the Justice Studies Program presents: Law & Order Special Victims Unit: Discussion Series

Law & Order: SVU premiered in 1999 and is still one of TV’s most popular dramas. SHARPP & Justice Studies have partnered to present this discussion series to examine both the realities and fictions of the show. Episodes are presented for specific topics of discussion and will be facilitated by staff & faculty members. Free!

UNH SHARPP will have trained advocates at this event.


March

1BlueString at the Grind | Mar 2 | 8PM | MUB Entertainment Center

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The 1BlueString at UNH 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 who have been sexually abused in childhood. We invite you to help SHARPP get the message out here at UNH! The goal is to build a community of encouragement and hope for men and their loved ones, partners, family and friends. Check out our 1BlueString table at the next GRIND and get a string!

The Grind (presented by CAB) is an open mic night coffee house where anyone is welcome to sign up and perform. This event is FREE and funded by your Student Activity Fee.


April

April 1st, begins 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.

We cannot win this fight without you and we invite you to take a look through our website to learn more about interpersonal violence and how you can join our team to support survivors to help end this public health epidemic. And join us and attend the many events we have planned throughout the month of April.


“Perform for Freedom” open mic featuring Desireé Dallagiacomo

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 Join us for an exciting night at the Freedom Cafe for: “Perform for Freedom” featuring Desireé Dallagiacomo. Desireé Dallagiacomo is an award winning poet, performer, & educator. She is the program director & artist director for Forward Arts in Baton Rouge. Desiree Dallagiacomo ranked 3rd at the 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam, 3rd at the 2015 Women of the World Poetry Slam, and is a Pushcart Prize nominee. She has traveled the country teaching and performing poetry. She has been a guest instructor at dozens of universities, including Dartmouth, Vanderbilt, and Columbia University. Her work has been featured on various sites including Upworthy, Huffington Post and Everyday Feminism.

Brought to you in part by SHARPP as part of our April: Sexual Assault Awareness Month Series of events.


1BlueString at the Grind | Apr 6 | 8PM | MUB Entertainment Center

1Blue String at the Grind graphic

The 1BlueString at UNH 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 who have been sexually abused in childhood. We invite you to help SHARPP get the message out here at UNH! The goal is to build a community of encouragement and hope for men and their loved ones, partners, family and friends. Check out our 1BlueString table at the next GRIND and get a string!

The Grind (presented by CAB) is an open mic night coffee house where anyone is welcome to sign up and perform. This event is FREE and funded by your Student Activity Fee.


A Night of Celebration and Appreciation

Monday, April 9th, we will host a celebratory networking event for all former advocates and educators in honor of our 30th anniversary. The event will occur from 6-8pm in the Huddleston Ballroom. We will providing a dinner buffet and beverages. Please contact Amy Culp if you are interested in attending.


MUB Current Issues Lecture Series with Kate Harding

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Wed Apr 11 | 7pm | MUB Strafford Room | FREE!

Come listen to author Kate Harding speak about “Asking for it: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture–and What We Can Do About It.”

“Rape Culture” has become a critical issue for communities across the nation. Harding, author of Asking For It, tackles this topic with practical ideas about eliminating sexual assault. Every seven minutes, someone in America commits a rape. In Asking for It, Harding combines in-depth research with an in-your-face voice to make the case that twenty-first-century America supports rapists more effectively than victims.

Brought to you by the Memorial Union & Student Activities (MUB), Memorial Union Student Organization (MUSO), the Panhellenic Council (Panhel), Sexual Harassment & Rape Prevention Program (SHARPP), Residential Life (ResLife) and Women's Studies. This event is Partially Funded by your Student Activity Fee.


Stepping Out to End Violence: A Community Event

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Thursday, April 12 | 12:40–2:00pm: The Great Lawn in front of DeMeritt

Join the UNH Community for this special annual event aimed at gathering our community together to take a collective and powerful stance against all forms of violence on our campus, including violence against women.

This event will include informational tables, a reading of UNH’s Community Proclamation Against Violence, a Student Call to Action, and a walk around campus to spread the word of Ending Violence at UNH. For more information contact contact Zak here.


Law & Order SVU: Discussion Series

Monday, April 16 at 6PM: McConnell 240

UNH SHARPP & the Justice Studies Program presents: Law & Order Special Victims Unit: Discussion Series

Join us for the final series screening of the year. SHARPP & Justice Studies have partnered to present this discussion series to examine both the realities and fictions of the show. Episodes are presented for specific topics of discussion and will be facilitated by staff & faculty members. Free!

UNH SHARPP will have trained advocates at this event.