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Past Events

One Billion Rising for Justice with RVA

Rape Victim Advocates hosted CHICAGO RISING on February 14th 2014 at Daley Plaza. For More information about the event, visit the event website: www.onebillionrising.org/events/one-billion-rise-chicago-2014


Standing Silent Witness

Brought to you by RVA, Campus Grant Partner

Rape Victim Advocates host this event every year! Standing silently for one hour, volunteers wore teal T-shirts bearing the stories of sexual assault survivors in order to "break the silence" about sexual violence.


Yes, Please! A Celebration of Community and Consent

Brought to you by Catharsis

"Yes Please" was an event of creative performances about consent and community that will empower, inspire, and transform (and also make you chuckle). If you have any questions, please contact yesplease@catharsisproductions.com.


Breaking the Silence: Poetry and Open Mic

Brought to you by RVA, Campus Grant Partner

Breaking the Silence was a moving spoken-word event featuring local artists performing in protest of sexual violence in Chicago. Individuals joined us in solidarity by participating in the open mic portion of the night or simply by being present.

"Breaking the Silence: Poetry and Open Mic" featured KOKUMO, with La Pixie, Earth Pearl Collective and Cathy Lynn Saunders.


Act Now!: Bystander Film Festival and Contest

Act Now Chicago is a film festival and contest whose mission is to encourage bystanders to act before uncomfortable social situations before they escalate into interpersonal violence. Bystander intervention challenges "Diffusion of Responsibility" theory that contributes to crimes.

Film is a powerful tool to create social norms and reflect positive community values; it helps us tell dynamic stories of communities we want to build; and it presents a creative way of presenting practical and entertaining scenes of bystander intervention. Participants play a role in modeling interventions that make our communities safer. We believe that a festival of this nature is needed as a space that builds a community and engages the discussion of personal responsibility and accountability by watching films together, make connections, and build relationships that will denounces media that promotes rape culture, violent masculinity, and social injustice. For more information visit Act Now! at www.uic.edu/depts/owa/filmfestival or find us on twitter or facebook @ActNowChicago.


Stand Up & Speak Up

Brought to you by YWCA

The goal of this workshop was to help survivors connect with other survivors and members of the community to break the silence of sexual violence. Individuals had an opportunity to share and listen to stories of survivors who have been impacted by sexual violence.


Treating Trauma: Therapeutic Tools for Working with Survivors of Sexual Violence

Brought to you by YWCA

This workshop was intended for therapists and counselors interested in expanding their clinical knowledge to more effectively support survivors of sexual violence.

*CEUs Not Available


Sexual Assault... A Campus Reality - A Night with Leaders from the Greek Community

Leaders from the Greek community will gathered to hear a real-life account from a survivor, facts around sexual assault, receive information about resources on campus and tips on how to be an active bystander.

*This event was open to select Greek students only.


Clothesline Project - brought to you by Loyola Sexual Assault Advocates

The Clothesline Project is a worldwide program that addresses gender-based violence. Anyone who has been affected by gender-based violence is encouraged to express their feelings or tell their story by decorating a T-shirt.

Decorated T-shirts will be hung on a clothesline display to raise awareness and a community of solidarity around ending this type of violence.


"Violence Against Women: A Panel Making International Connections"

In honor of International Women's Day (3/8) Loyola hosted a panel discussion exploring international violence against women. The panel included representatives from Koren Women in Need (KAN-WIN), Apna Ghar, and Mujeres Latinas en Accion.


2.14.2013 V-Day - One Billion Rising

There are 7 billion people on the planet. Half are women. One third of them are raped or beaten. We invited ONE BILLION women and those who love them to walk out, dance, rise up and demand an end to this violence.

On 2.14.13, we moved the earth, activating women and men to dance across every country. The celebration of One Billion Rising was a WORLD HAPPENING.

Students, staff and faculty from both LSC and WTC participated in the larger “One Billion Rising” event hosted by Rape Victim Advocates.

Click here to see photos from the event!


We Are Unbreakable

We Are Unbreakable was a celebration of resilience- where students who have survived adversity in their lives have the chance to tell their story. We encouraged "the unbreakable" (you!) to submit a story, poem, picture, or quote that helped individuals overcome poverty, war, sexual assault, domestic violence, or trauma. In addition to the stories, poems, pictures, and quotes that were submitted before the event, there was an open mic for "the unbreakable" to share their stories in person.


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