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Consent Week

January 23rd to 27th, 2023

The Equity, Diversity and Human Rights Office (EDHRO) is pleased to present Consent Week 2023, taking place from January 23 to January 27. 

Consent Week is an opportunity for Laurentian community members to engage in conversations focused on consent, healthy relationships and sexual violence response and prevention.

Community members can support and participate in our event in the following ways:

  1. Use the Consent is Simple #iask Zoom background for the week.

  2. Use the backgrounds on your social media accounts for the week.

  3. See the schedule of events below to register and attend sessions that are being offered.

Please do not hesitate to email the EDHRO with any questions you may have. 

Consent Week Event Schedule

Monday, January 23rd

Upstander Workshop

Bystander training for efficient responses and interventions for the prevention of sexual violence on campus.

Hybrid event.

Time: 10 am

Location: Executive Learning Centre, FA-386, Fraser Building

Join via Zoom

 

Tuesday, January 24th

Draw-the-Line Panel Discussion

A panel discussion on various topics related to sexual violence prevention and how YOU can Draw-the-Line. Pizza lunch!

Bilingual and hybrid event.

Time: 12 pm

Location: Indigenous Sharing and Learning Centre (ISLC) Round Room, P-107

Join via Zoom

 

Reclaim Your Voice: Storytelling by Jungle Flower

Jungle Flower boldly shares the major lessons she has learned on her journey and healing from psychological abuse, physical abuse and sexual violence through a spellbinding combination of storytelling, spoken word and poetry.

Free and open to the public. Registration required.

English event.

Time: 7 pm

Location: Fraser Auditorium, FA-F054, Fraser Building

Register via Eventbrite

Reclaim Your Voice event poster

 

Wednesday, January 25th

Survivor-Centered Art Workshop

Hosted by Reclaim Your Voice founder Jungle Flower, this workshop will empower participants to work through their trauma with creative exercises.

Bilingual facilitation available.

Time: 11 am

Location: Room P-301, R.D. Parker Building

 

Wellness Workshop

Not all students feel comfortable identifying publicly as "survivors", but they can still benefit greatly from wellness practices. This workshop facilitated by Jungle Flower the founder of Reclaim Your Voice, will include mindfulness practices, grounding techniques, as well as self-expression exercises for mental and emotional wellbeing.

Bilingual facilitation available.

Time: 1 pm

Location: Room P-301, R.D. Parker Building

 

Thursday, January 26th

Let's Talk about Gay Sex, Sexuality and Gender! - with your new queer friend Aspen

Join Aspen Groom from Réseau ACCESS Network for an open and frank discussion about queer sex, sexuality and gender. This conversation will include some information sharing as well as time for folks to ask any of those sexy questions that might be bouncing around in their heads.

Hybrid event. Bilingual facilitation available.

Time: 12 pm

Location: Room C-101, Classroom Building

Join via Zoom

 

Consent Beyond Sex

Facilitated by peers from the Peer Wellness Center, this bilingual workshop will provide information about building confidence in setting boundaries and the importance of consent when interacting with others.

Bilingual and hybrid event.

Time: 1 pm

Location: Peer Program Office, Room A-113, Arts Building (in the Bowling Alley)

Join via Zoom

 

Friday, January 27th

Wear Your "Consent is Simple" T-shirt Day!

More Information

"Sexual violence" means any act of a sexual nature or directed at a person’s sexuality, gender identity, or gender expression, whether the act is physical or psychological in nature, that is committed, threatened, or attempted against a person without that person’s consent, and includes sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, indecent exposure, voyeurism and sexual exploitation.

Consent is Simple! Let’s work together at creating a safe campus for all!

Disclosure File (PDF)

Online training for Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence on University and College Campuses is available.

This training is designed to support all employees of universities and colleges in Ontario to respond supportively and effectively to disclosures of sexual violence. 

Please note that this training is not yet available in French as it is currently in the process of
being translated. However, there are online materials available in French through L’Institut de formation en matière de violence faite aux femmes.

For in person sessions in French on the subject of disclosures, contact the EDHRO at: edhr@laurentian.ca

What is Consent?

How to Respond to Disclosures of Sexual Violence