Sexual Violence Awareness Month (SVAM)

SVAM

Celebrate Sexual Violence Awareness Month (SVAM)

May marks Sexual Violence Awareness Month (SVAM). SVAM is an opportunity for campus community members to spark important conversations about sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and foster a community of support. SVPRO will be holding talks and booths all month long to celebrate SVAM, advancing SGBV awareness and literacy on a host of relevant topics!

We’re pleased to present a SVAM Speaker Series, featuring a lineup of powerful, dynamic voices delivered through four separate virtual talks every Thursday in May, starting this week, from 7-8PM (May 9, 16, 23, and 30). We will also be holding informative booths every Wednesday from 11AM-3PM (May 8, 15, 22, 29) in the Student Life Centre (SLC), outside of the Multi-Purpose Room (MRP).

Let's spark important conversations, raise awareness, and foster a community of support. Together, we can create a campus culture of respect, safety, empowerment, and consent. Don't miss out on this vital initiative – mark your calendars and be a part of the movement for change.

SVAM Spotlight - Save the Dates & Engage

May 9

  • Christine Taylor, Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Treatment Centre of Waterloo Region (SADVTC)

  • Talk: How the SADVTC Can Support University of Waterloo Students

  • 7-8PM virtually (stay tuned for online registration)

  • Register here by selecting the May 9 offering

May 16

  • Lillie Proksch, Women’s Crisis Centre of Waterloo Region

  • Talk: The Intersection of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

  • 7-8PM virtually (stay tuned for online registration)

  • Register here by selecting the May 16 offering

May 23

  • Nicky Carswell, Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region

  • Talk: Sugaring, Exploitation, Sex Work, and Students

  • 7-8PM virtually (stay tuned for online registration)

  • Register here by selecting the May 23 offering

May 30

  • Taneah Ugwuegbula and Jay Love, Sexual Violence Prevention & Response Office

  • Talk: Get to Know About SVPRO

  • 7-8PM virtually (stay tuned for online registration)

  • Register here by selecting the May 30 offering