Month: February 2016

Take Back the Night on April 13, 2016

Take Back the Night
7:00 PM
SU Ballroom

Take Back the Night is an annual event held each April that seeks to raise awareness about gender-based violence affecting members of our community and to provide support for survivor empowerment and healing.

The evening begins with a short program in the Student Union Ballroom where invited speakers and performers highlight the importance of a community response to this issue. Students then lead a candlelight march through campus, followed by a survivor speak-out. During the speak-out members of our community will have the chance to share their personal stories surrounding gender-based violence. A coffee house takes place at the conclusion of the event at the Women’s Center.

Project Unbreakable, April 4 – 8, 2016

Project Unbreakable
11:30 AM – 2:00 PM (Monday – Friday)
Homer Babbidge Library

UConn Project Unbreakable is part of a larger national photography project that aims to encourage the act of healing through art. Our annual display features photographs of gender-based violence survivors quoting their attackers as well as paintings, drawings and poetry written by survivors or those who love them.
Please note that anyone can choose to submit anonymous work. If you or someone you know would like to be photographed or submit a work of art, please contact

Broken Promises on March 30, 2016

Broken Promises
7:00 PM
Student Union Theatre

Amidst the backdrop of urban Latin hip hop music, rhyme, and choreography, Broken Promises reveals the shocking truth of how quickly and easily young women are ensnared in the world of sex trafficking. Desperate for money, four young women gamble their lives on internet porn and prostitution. Before they know it, they’re trapped in a life from which they cannot escape.
This bilingual play is written by Olga Sanchez and directed by Francisco Garcia.

Sponsored by Violence Against Women Prevention Program (VAWPP)in partnership with PRLACC

A Call to Men, Tony Porter on March 29, 2016

Tony Porter
7:00 PM
Laurel Hall 102

Tony is an educator, activist and lecturer who has been working in the social justice arena for over twenty years. Co-founder of a leading national violence prevention organization, A CALL TO MEN, Tony is internationally recognized for engaging men in gender-based violence prevention through the promotion of healthy masculinity. He is a consultant and trainer with the NFL and NBA and has worked extensively with the U.S. Military and Naval Academies.
His lecture will address the social construction of masculinity and the acceptance of violence in America. Porter will challenge participants to examine individual attitudes and behaviors that negatively impact our campus culture and invite everyone to join the movement to end gender-based discrimination, harassment and violence here on campus and beyond.

Co-sponsored by Student Activities Leadership Office, Fraternity & Sorority Life and Athletics

Protect Our Pack Initiative Logo Designs Needed

Protect Our Pack Initiative Logo Designs Needed

We are reaching out to you as the UConn Protect Our Pack Bystander Intervention Committee through the Division of Student Affairs. The Protect Our Pack committee has begun training students on how to be an engaged active bystander to help protect fellow members of the Husky family.

Here is where we need your help. We have launched a competition for the student body to create a logo for Protect our Pack. This competition is open to all students and we request that you help spread the word about this incredible opportunity.

Protect our Pack Logo Design Competition Details:
◦Eligibility: All UConn students (undergraduate and graduate regardless of campus)
◦Deadline: Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.
◦Prize:◾Two (2) tickets to each of the following:◾UConn Women’s Basketball Game
◾UConn Men’s Basketball Game
◾SUBOG Spring Concert

Submission Guidelines:
1.The design must consider contemporary trends in logo design, but remain timeless. The logo will be used online, in print, on merchandise and other uses the University deems appropriate. Flexibility is a key requirement, including the need to resize easily and to look good in black & white as well as color.
2.The design must be submitted in JPG, PNG, or PDF format and not too vertical or horizontal in orientation. The final version of the logo will need to be suitable for high quality printing and web publication.
3.No more than three (3) entries may be submitted by any one student.
4.All entries should be submitted to Nate Gordon, by the deadline.

Copyright and Disclaimer:

The University will register the winning logo as a trade/service mark. Because of this, Entrants should take care to ensure that their design submission is not any way similar to existing logos or other copyrighted images. A logo that cannot be registered, no matter how well crafted, cannot be used by the University. The Committee reserves the right to reject any or all logo submissions and to extend or cancel the competition at its discretion.

All entry materials become the exclusive property of the University of Connecticut and will not be returned. Any and all intellectual property rights and ownership of the winning submission will be deemed transferred, without any compensation or consideration to the University of Connecticut at the time of submission. If considered necessary by the Committee, the winner will be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and transfer to the University of Connecticut the intellectual property rights and ownership to the winning logo entry.
For more information, contact: Nathan Gordon at

Man Up! with Michael Kimmel on February 16

Join us for an evening with Michael Kimmel, one of the world’s leading experts on men and masculinities. “Man Up!” is an event that will provide students, of all gender identities, an opportunity to explore masculinity through Dr. Kimmel’s talk. The event aims to provide people with the information they need to understand societal expectations of men, why they can be harmful, and what we can do to help change them, thereby helping everyone. Masculine ideals harm both men and women in society, and their perpetuation can cause a lot of trauma in those that do not fit the ideal “masculine” traits.

Co-sponsored with USG.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

7 p.m. in Laurel Hall 102
For more information, contact: The Women’s Center at 860-486-4738