Upcoming Events

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).


April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)
For more information on this history of this month check out our SAAM webpage
35th anniversary

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Trivia Tabling | Dates Vary

Stop by our SHARPP table this April to try out our SAAM trivia wheel and win a prize!
Tues. 4/4 & Thurs. 4/20 | 6-8pm | Hamel Rec Center
Thurs. 4/6 + 4/13 & Tues. 4/18 + 4/25 | 1230-2pm | Philbrook Dining Hall

SHARPP Drop-in Hours at The Beauregard Center | Dates Vary

During the month of April SHARPP will be hosting drop-in hours and staff meet & greets at The Beauregard Center.
Tues. 4/4 & Thurs. 4/20 | 1230-2pm
Thurs. 4/27 | 230-4pm
Wed. 4/12 | 3-430pm

SAAM & Campus Pride Month-
Spotlight On: Healthy Relationships & Queer Identities
Tuesday April (4/4) | 7pm | Randall Hall Lounge 1 (Upper Quad)

The lessons we learn about relationships are typically billed as universal, but more often than not they come from a cisnormative and heteronormative perspective. In this program, we’ll explore relationship dynamics from a queer POV, covering what “the research” tells us (which may surprise you!) and examining how our own experiences and wisdom compare. Disclaimer: relationships of all kinds can be queer – sexual or romantic relationship experience not required! Join us for this open prevention program this April, available to all UNH community members!

SAAM Lunch & Learn Series- Event details written on paper bag, can find same info on upcoming events webpage

SAAM Lunch & Learn Series
Fridays in April (4/7, 4/14, 4/21) | 1-2pm | Ham Smith G34

Stop by our Sexual Assault Awareness Month Lunch & Learn Series this April! Taking place on Fridays for 1hr- SHARPP staff will be offering interactive and educational deep dive workshops into a variety of topics related to sexual violence. Each week we will center a different topic, which means attending the week prior is not necessary (but of course we would love for you to attend as many of these workshops as your interest aligns with)! This series is open to all UNH community members (students, faculty, and staff). You're welcome to bring your own lunch or enjoy a free lunch provided to you by SHARPP.
Dietary Restrictions? Email Erica.Vazza@unh.edu
Lunch & Learn Topic Areas:
Friday 4/7- A conversation centering Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women/People
Friday 4/14- What Should I Say? Responding to disclosures from a trauma-informed perspective for Faculty & Staff
Friday 4/21- Sexual Citizens- A deep dive into sex, power, and assault on campus

How to Speak Your Language of Sex, Love, & Play
with guest speaker Aredvi Azad, Co-ED of The Heal Project (@heal2end)
Monday, April 10 | 6:30-8pm | Strafford Room

Join us for a workshop with Aredvi Azad, co-executive director of the heal project on how to navigate the complex language of consent, safety, and getting what you desire. Negotiating consent is a phrase often left out of our conversations about sex. When we think of love, romance, relationships, sex, and fucking, other thoughts and frameworks come to mind. Fireworks, cruising, a dozen roses, and unspoken chemistry are the cornerstones of navigating sex and intimacy. But in the real world, we know that getting what we desire and working to make a just and vibrant exchange within sexual dynamics doesn't just happen. We have to talk, discuss, negotiate, and be held accountable for all of our desires – those spoken and unspoken. This of course is easier said than done in a world where love has many languages; where race, gender and class oppression abound and where many of us are recovering from trauma. Open to all UNH community members.
Sponsored by: SHARPP, Panhellenic Council, Interfraternity Council, Off-Campus Engagement + Fraternity & Sorority Life, Community Equity & Diversity
Supported By: Memorial Union & Student Activities Leadership Labs

Where the Line Resides: Surviving the Cycle of Sexual Harm
with guest speaker Aredvi Azad, Co-ED of The Heal Project (@heal2end)
Tuesday, April 11 | 12:40-2pm | MUB I

Join us for an advanced workshop with Aredvi Azad, co-executive director of the heal project. Have you experienced a sexual encounter you can’t quite categorize and are confused about where the line is? Or maybe you don’t identify as a survivor of sexual violence because “it wasn’t really that bad” or “they didn’t mean what they did”? Perhaps, you are wondering if you might have done harm, you want to figure it out but you’re terrified of being labeled a predator/rapist/perp? If any of these questions feel familiar or spark curiosity, join us as we discuss “the line”, navigating the culture of sexual violence, and how we can heal as survivors, harm-doers (and often both) without relying on carceral responses. We will learn about common ways of dismissing our harmful and traumatic sexual experiences, and challenge assumptions around suffering and causing sexual harm. Participants will be encouraged to engage in personal and political work to break out of the cycle of sexual harm, and to vision a future in which everyone can access sustainable accountability and transformative justice for healing and growth. 
Open to all UNH community members- however this workshop is particularly geared towards those with advanced content area knowledge.
Sponsored by: SHARPP, Panhellenic Council, Interfraternity Council, Off-Campus Engagement + Fraternity & Sorority Life, Community Equity & Diversity
Supported By: Memorial Union & Student Activities Leadership Labs

Bingo & SAAM Trivia Night, Fundraiser Event for SHARPP hosted by Fraternity & Sorority Life
Tuesday, April 11 | 6pm-730pm | Granite State Room

More information coming soon

SAAM & Campus Pride Month-
The Basics of Community Organizing
Monday 4/17 | 630-8pm | Ham Smith 107 or join virtually HERE

Join our SHARPP Director, Rachel Stewart for this interactive SAAM & Campus Pride Month workshop focused on:
- Understanding basic concepts of CO such as power analysis, issue framing, and creating connections
- Reflecting on your own personal organizing skillsets
- Engaging in conversations with others about strategies and experiences of community organizing 
This workshop is being offered both in person and via zoom. To attend virtually, register in advance here.
Open to all UNH community members.

SAAM Film Screening: On The Record
Wednesday, April 19 | 7pm | Mcconnell 240

Directed and produced by Oscar nominees Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, and first reported by The New York Times, On the Record presents the haunting story of former A&R executive Drew Dixon, whose career and personal life were upended by the alleged abuse she faced from her high-profile male bosses. The documentary follows Dixon as she grapples with her decision to become one of the first women of color, in the wake of #MeToo, to come forward to publicly accuse hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct. The film chronicles Dixon’s story, as well as those of fellow Simmons accusers Sil Lai Abrams and Sheri Sher, delving into the ways black women’s voices are too often silenced and ignored when reporting these allegations.

SAAM: Survivor Love Letter Workshop & Clothesline Project
Wednesday, April 26 (Denim Day) | 6-730pm | Wolff House

this denim day you're invited to SHARPP's survivor love letter workshop & clothesline project

Stop by Wolff House for our Survivor Love Letter Workshop & Clothesline Project happening on Denim Day! Demin Day encourages individuals to wear denim to stand against survivor blaming and strives to deconstruct harmful myths associated with sexual violence. To capitalize on the importance of this day and what it represents, individuals will have the opportunity to write a survivor love letter offering love and support to their younger self, survivors on campus, or a specific survivor in their life. Through the Clothesline Project, we are also highlighting survivors' voices by offering space for both survivors and allies to create t-shirts to help raise awareness of the prevalence of sexual violence and relationship abuse.  Snacks & refreshments will be provided. This is open to all UNH community members.

SAAM: Mount Major Hike with Outdoor Adventures & SHARPP
Friday, April 28 | 9am | Register in advance HERE

trees and a path with text that reads "Take a hike (with SHARPP)! SAAM 2023. This adventure is open to survivors and their allies.

Interested in joining SHARPP & Outdoor Adventures for this lakes region hike? Trip details are listed below. Advance registration is mandatory to ensure a spot is saved for you! Transportation will be provided.
Time: We will leave campus at 9am for this hike and plan to eat lunch on the summit
Mountain: Mount Major, 3.6miles total, 1,148ft elevation gain
Mountain & Trail Details
Cost: FREE!
Trip Information: This is a collaborative event hosted by SHARPP & OA as part of our Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) programming. This hike will not serve as a formal processing space; attending does not mean you will be expected to share your story or survivor identity. Rather, the goal is to be in community with one another and to find safety, joy, and healing in nature.
Registration Deadline: April 25th by 3pm
Questions can be directed to SHARPP's Outreach and Engagement Coordinator, Erica.Vazza@unh.edu

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Book Display | 4/17-4/27 | 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? Visit our display table and/or check out our goodreads list for suggestions.

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Rest & Reset!


Stranger Danger? The Realities of Stalking- Open UNH Community NSAM Program
Wednesday 2/8 | 230pm | Ham Smith G35

Stalking is one of the most misunderstood forms of interpersonal violence. Misinformation and myths about stalking enable abuse, keep survivors from coming forward, and hamper our ability to recognize, intervene in, and prevent stalking behaviors. This program separates fact from fiction, highlighting the realities of stalking and situating this form of violence within the higher education/collegiate context. Participants will learn to identify stalking red flags & behaviors, examine the importance of context in understanding the dangers of stalking, and reflect on how stalking is minimized, normalized, and mythologized in U.S. culture. This program is open to all UNH community members.

Hot Chocolate Bar

Hot Chocolate Bar Pop-Up Station & SHARPP Tabling
Every Thursday in February | 1-2pm | outside in front of Wolff House

Stop by SHARPP's hot chocolate bar pop-up table every Thursday in February from 1-2pm *weather permitting! Learn more about the work SHARPP does and warm up with some free hot chocolate on your way to class. We encourage you to BYOM (bring your own mug), but if you forget- we'll be sure to have plenty!

Black History Month Amplify Podcast & Chat Series
Thursday, February 16  | 12:45-2pm | Zoom

Cite Black Women

Tune in this Black History Month to listen + learn in this virtual podcast & chat series. In this episode, Cite Black Women founder Christen Smith interviews historian, author, professor, and scholar Dr. Daina Ramey Berry. "In this conversation we talk about the powerful and reflective work of writing about our collective past, the relationship between the commodification of Black women during slavery and the politics of citational erasure and the importance of reading our history and mentoring for Black women" - Christen Smith
Highlighted Podcast: Cite Black Women
Zoom Link: https://unh.zoom.us/j/94817560410

The Humanity Archive

Black History Month Amplify Podcast & Chat Series
Tuesday, February 28  | 12:45-2pm | Zoom

Tune in this Black History Month to listen + learn in this virtual podcast & chat series brought to you by SHARPP. The Humanity Archive is hosted by storyteller, author, and intellectual adventurer Jermaine Fowler. This episode: Living Black History is a recorded lecture where Jermaine "cuts through the historical amnesia and hollow Black History Month celebrations to reimagine the past in ways that can sustain us and move us forward". 
Highlighted Podcast: The Humanity Archive with Jermaine Fowler
Zoom Link: https://unh.zoom.us/j/97878074381


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

Photos of SHARPP CE volunteers and details about the Leaders Institute

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!



Free Virtual Workshops hosted by Lexi Bean
Beyond 'Self Care:' Skill-Share for Survivors of Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse on Supporting Themselves
Register Here!

"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 
Register Here!

"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.


Gender Expansive Perspectives: Healing & Thriving Flyer. Has all details website has written on pink, blue, and purple background

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


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

two open palm hands holding a purple glowstick that reads UNH take back the night

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


Annual Open House | Thursday 9/22 | 1230-2pm @ Wolff House

Consider stopping by SHARPP's annual open house! SHARPP's OH 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.