Join Us For Some Community Building!
The Office of Sexual Violence hosts a variety of events throughout the school year. We host a few ongoing events, like our Survivors & Supporters series, or our Queer Sex Ed workshop, but we're also always adding new events, like live podcast recordings!
The best place to stay up to date on our events is on our social media pages - follow our Instagram or Facebook!
16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence
Friday November 25, 2022 to Saturday December 6, 2022
The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is a yearly international campaign with a focus on ending sexual and gender based violence. Each year we host workshops, social media campaigns, and events during this period.
Learn more about the campaign at the UN Women website.
Memorial for the École Polytechnique Massacre
Thursday December 6, 2022 - Time TBD
A yearly memorial for the events of the 1989 massacre at the École Polytechnique in Montreal, Canada.
You can learn more about the importance of the Polytechnique Massacre at the Canadian Observatory for Justice and Accountability and PRS Podcast, Season 2, Episode 7 with Julie Lalonde.
Responding to Disclosures Workshop
Thursday December 8, 2022 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
We know that most survivors will informally disclose their experiences to someone they trust, like a friend or colleague, before they ever seek formal help. We also know that many people on our campus care a great deal about survivors, but are unsure how to respond if someone discloses an experience of harm.
This workshop will give you the tools to recognize when someone is disclosing, to respond with compassion and accurate information, and to refer to the appropriate resources. We will also discuss the reporting options and obligations under our Policy on Sexual Misconduct.
Cats Against Catcalls
Monday October 31, 2022 from 11:00 am to 3:00pm and Tuesday November 1, 2022 from 10:00 am to 2:00pm
Cats Against Catcalls is our yearly Halloween event, where we promote messaging against street harassment. Also, there are actual cats!
Survivors and Supporters
Wednesday October 26, 2022 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Survivors & Supporters is an event series for survivors of sexual violence and their supporters. Each Survivors & Supporters event is different - we choose a wellness or social activity. In the past we’ve done zine making, bullet journalling, self care kits, paint nights, and more!
The October 26th Survivors & Supporters event was a zine-making event that kicked off the submission period for Survivors & Supporters Volume 4!
Campus Mental Health Day
Tuesday October 25, 2022 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
The UWindsor community is invited to participate in Campus Mental Health Day on Oct. 25, organized by Student Health, Counselling, and Wellness Services in partnership with several campus collaborators.
Anne Rudzinski presented Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm and Pronouns in Practice from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm.
Tuesday September 20, 2022
#WeBelieveYouDay is an event hosted by Universities across Ontario in September each year. On this day, we share messages of support for survivors of sexual violence.
We ask members of our UWindsor campus community to let survivors know - we believe you!
Wen Do Women's Self Defense for Staff & Faculty
Saturday May 21 & Sunday May 22, 2022 from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm (both days)
Tuesday January 25, 2022 at 7:00 pm
Stories Spark Change with Roxane Gay and Eternity Martis
Thursday January 27, 2022 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Monday November 15, 2021 at 1:00 pm
Wednesday November 17, 2021 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Community Gathering for Remembrance and Survival
Thursday November 18, 2021 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Thursday November 25, 2021 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm