Sexual Violence: The Universal Terrorism

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Sexual Violence: The Universal Terrorism

MEET, EAT, AND LEARNWhen: Wednesday, Apr 6th, 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm Where: International CentreLunch will be provided

Dheeshana will speak about the dynamics of sexual violence, integrating personal stories from her experiences and knowledge about human development, women well being and victimization, and international social work.

Meet, Eat & Learn is an opportunity to learn something new, share views and ideas, and interact with others - all while enjoying a delicious and FREE lunch. Presentation formats vary, including but not limited to: talks, panel discussions, demonstrations, and plays. Topics are ever-changing and are related to issues that affect the UND community and beyond.

This event is open to students, faculty, staff, and individuals outside the UND community. Everyone is welcome!

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

In 2010, the Obama Administration designated April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The gpurpose of the designation is to raise public awareness of sexual violence, to educate communities and individuals in ways to prevent sexual violence.

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) encourages state, territory, tribal and local organizations and groups focused on sexual violence awareness and prevention to tailor these campaign materials to their local communities. By working together we can highlight sexual violence as a major issue in our communities and reinforce the need for prevention efforts.

To learn more about these and other Women's Center events, contact Patty Mcintyre (701) 777-4302UND Women’s Center : 305 Hamline Street : Grand Forks, ND 58203

Meet, Eat, and Learn Presenter for April: Dheeshana Jayasundara

Dheeshana Sugandhi Jayasundara completed her undergraduate studies in Sociology from the University of Delhi, India. She completed her first Master’s degree in the field of Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Missouri, St. Louis. Her second master’s degree and the doctoral studies were pursued at the University of Texas in Arlington in the field of Social Work. Her professional background includes working as a researcher on several research projects over a period of 11 years and working in the field of women and victimization, both as an activist and as a counselor. More recently she is involved in grant writing and program evaluation. Her primary research interest is in human development, focusing on women’s well being. She is interested in international social work and global and comparative research. She is currently serving as an assistant professor at the department of Social Work, here at the University of North Dakota.

Other Sexual Assault Awareness Month Events

April 5 “Rape on the Reservation” A special presentation of the documentary by Vanguard. Join us at the Lecture Bowl of the Memorial Union as part of the Timeout Week activities. 7pm in the Union Lecture Bowl

April 6 Meet,Eat and Learn at the International Center from 12-1pm.

April 11,13,15 “Not an invitation to Rape Me” visual display. A display of situations and scenarios that are never excuses for rape. No means no and also it is important to remind people that you can say NO at anytime...clothes on or off, after a expensive dinner, even if you have had sex with them before, even if you said you wanted to earlier that day-NO means NO always and at anytime! On display outside the Memorial Union.

April 12 Panel discussion on Bullying, Campus Safety and Sexual Assault. Loading Dock from 5pm-8pm. For more info on that contact Sarah Galbraith for more information.

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