Check out our upcoming events!
Additional information about SHARPP's events, including any last-minute changes or updates, can be found on social media (@unhsharpp).
Annual Open House | Thursday 9/22 | 1230-2pm @ Wolff House
Consider stopping by SHARPP's annual open house! SHARPP's Open House serves as our annual Fall kick-off event, it's an opportunity for UNH students, faculty, and staff members to visit our office, get to know our team, and learn more about our program. This is a drop-in event open to UNH community members. There will be refreshments, food, games, giveaways, & more.
October is Relationship Abuse Awareness Month also known nationally as Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM).
For more information on this history of this month check out our DVAM webpage
NCOW: Coming Out Party & Queer Identity Celebration
Thursday 10/13 | 1230-2pm | MUB 120 The Beauregard Center
Hosted by SHARPP & The Beauregard Center. Please join us for this event as we celebrate National Coming Out Week!
Take Back The Night | Thursday 10/20 | 8pm @ T-Hall Lawn
This is an annual student-led event aimed at raising awareness and inspiring community action related to ending interpersonal violence and supporting survivors here at UNH. Attendees arrive on T-Hall Lawn to show their support of those impacted by violence by making signs, wearing purple/teal, and joining in on a march around campus. This event includes informational tabling, a candlelight vigil, and an open mic for those impacted by violence. TBTN operates as a safe haven space free from mandatory reporting for those impacted by violence to be given the space to share their stories, calls to action, and to be in solidarity with community. This event is open to UNH community members.
Relationship Abuse Awareness Month Book Display | 10/17-10/28 | Dimond Library
Stop by our interactive display table at the UNH Dimond Library to learn more about SHARPP's top-rated book and podcast suggestions. Interested in learning more about interpersonal violence? Looking to read books written by survivors? Need a new podcast recommendation for a friend/family member?
Stop by our display table and/or check out our goodreads lists for suggestions.
New Hampshire Domestic Violence Awareness Month Events
Learn more here about events taking place across the state this October
Gender Expansive Perspectives on Healing & Thriving (Not Just Surviving)
Monday 11/14 | 7pm | Beauregard Center MUB 120 or via Zoom, register at https://bit.ly/GIA22-HEALING
A panel of self-identified trans, non-binary, and gender expansive healers, educators, and activists will use clips of poetry, art, and public speaking to explore the possibilities of what it looks like to go beyond focusing on survival and instead heal and thrive as our authentic selves. Hosted by SHARPP and the Beauregard Center
December & January
Free Virtual Workshops hosted by Lexi Bean
Beyond 'Self Care:' Skill-Share for Survivors of Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse on Supporting Themselves
"This is a three-part skill-share for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault looking to generate strategies on supporting ourselves. This will move us beyond basic and internet-loving narratives of self-care, while also acknowledging the ways we truly support ourselves ultimately connects us to community." Read more here.
Beyond 'The Heroic Survivor:' A Series in Supporting Survivors of Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse
"This is a three-part workshop for best-practices in supporting the survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in our own lives. This can be a romantic partner, a parent, a friend, a client, someone you knew at the time of the abuse or not. Survivors may also join this space, and let it inform the ways you speak and listen." Read more here.
January is National Stalking Awareness Month (NSAM)
For more information on this history of this month check out our NSAM webpage
Annual SHARPP Leaders Institute (Community Educator Volunteer Training)
Sunday 1/22 & Monday 1/23| 10am-6pm | Hamilton Smith Hall |Register in Advance
The SHARPP Leaders Institute is a multi-day training experience that addresses the realities of interpersonal violence (IPV) as it happens at UNH and more broadly. The Leaders Institute serves as a SHARPP Community Educator (CE) training for individuals looking to volunteer with our office. Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to join our CE team! Community Educators are a vital resource to help us spread the word about SHARPP services and violence prevention at UNH.
• Learn about the realities of interpersonal violence
• Explore strategies for violence prevention
• Identify opportunities for community transformation
• Train to become a SHARPP Community Educator!
Register in advance!