SHAPE Sex Shop Fair

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Come find some new pleasure for yourself or your partners at SHAPE’s Fourth Annual Sex Shop Fair on Monday, June 3 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Norris Armadillo room (2nd floor). The fair will feature products from Early2Bed and other local shops! As with all SHAPE events, free condoms, lube and other sexual health resources will be provided. Get stocked up on all things sexy before the summer!
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Dildo Day

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Join SHAPE, Mayfest and AMWA on Friday, May 31 for a pre-Dillo Day extravaganza on the Norris South Lawn from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This event will celebrate self-expression and sex positivity! OurMusicMyBody will also be tabling to raise awareness about sexual harassment in the music scene.

Come through to learn more about sexual health resources, make pasties and buttons, or to enter the raffle for an Early2Bed sex toy! There might also be a bubble machine and donuts…

Can’t wait to see you there!

OurMusicMyBody: https://www.ourresilience.org/get-involved/ourmusicmybody/

ASG Wellness Week 2019

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Don’t miss ASG’s Wellness Week, April 26th-May 2nd! Throughout the week, ASG will be in Norris and Main Library handing out snacks and other goodies to encourage students to take a break and de-stress.

ASG will be celebrating physical health and wellness with our kickoff event, Play Day, featuring therapy dogs, ice cream, fun outdoor activities and crafts and more on Deering Meadow. Enjoy some refreshing mocktails while discussing safe drinking strategies Saturday night and dance the night away on Sunday with our free Zumba class. On Monday, join ASG for a conversation on body image and on Tuesday, we will be discussing wellness and how conversations on mental and sexual health often neglect POC communities. Stop by on Wednesday for a CARE-hosted-workshop on supporting sexual violence survivors.

Wrap up your week of wellness at the Sexual Health Fair, which will feature information about sexual health resources at and outside of Northwestern, toys, and free food! SHAPE will be there with a special G-Spot just for the occasion!

Take Back the Night 2019

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Join Northwestern University College Feminists for a week of events to raise awareness, support survivors, and create change with Take Back the Night 2019. 

Sunday, April 21st:
Busting Myths: Sex and the “Not-So Grey Area”
Norris Arch Room 2pm-3pm

This workshop put on by MARS will help men and masculine-identified students explore skills for communicating and respecting personal boundaries for healthy sexual experiences. Facilitators will also address what is commonly misperceived as the “grey area of consent” and how a comprehensive understanding of consent and healthy relationships can make sex a safer and more pleasurable experience for all.

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Monday, April 22nd:
Healthy LGBTQ+ Relationships
Kresge 2415 7pm-8:30pm

Join College Feminists and Rainbow Alliance for a workshop on building healthy relationships that is by members of the LGBTQ+ community and for members of the LGBTQ+ community. In this workshop, Alyssa Pepio, founder and co-director of the HEART Intiative, will be leading a discussion on how to decide and communicate what you want out of a relationship, how to identify interpersonal violence, and skills for bystanders who may need to intervene in an interpersonal violence situation.

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Tuesday, April 23rd:
Sexual Assault in the Black Community
Norris Arch Room 6pm-8pm

For Us, By Us (FUBU) and the Collective are proud to partner with Take Back the Night to present a facilitated dialogue to Northwestern community, introducing and engaging in topics regarding sexual violence in marginalized communities. The goal of this discussion is to highlight the ways in which various factors aid in the marginalization of various communities, and ultimately, how that manifests in acts of physical violence. Please join FUBU and the Collective as we engage in this and discuss ways in which we can support survivors in our various communities.

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Wednesday, April 24th:
Screening of the Rape of Recy Taylor
Trienens Forum Kresge 5:30pm-8:00pm

In partnership with College Feminists, CARE, and the MSA, the Women’s Center will be hosting a documentary screening of the Rape of Recy Taylor. When gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama, Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, bravely identified her rapists at a time when few women spoke up in fear for their lives. A discussion with Sekile Nzinga-Johnson, Kyra Jones, and Alysia Raines will follow.

Thursday, April 25th:
Take Back the Night March and Speakout
The Rock 5:30pm

Show your support for survivors as we march from the Rock down Sheridan to Norris; the March will begin with speaker Alana Farkas. Feel free to bring your own banners and signs. A survivor speakout will follow in the Dittmar Gallery.

Meet at The Rock at 5:30 pm for the start of our march with a survivor speakout at around 6:30 pm in Dittmar Gallery.

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Friday, April 26th:
Wellness Day
The Women’s Center 10am-3pm

Come to the Women’s Center to relax, renew, and heal after the Take Back the Night March. Throughout the day, there will be many opportunities for individual healing including free food, tea and coffee, calm jars, cross stitch, art materials, and more. There will also be members of the CAPS and CARE staff available throughout the day to provide confidential support.

Saturday, April 27th:
Self Defense Workshop
Kresge 2410 1pm-2pm

To wrap up the week, join Northwestern student Kayla Carter in a workshop about the basics of self-defense. This workshop is ideal for someone who is interested in learning how to defend themselves but just doesn’t know where to start. However, individuals of all skill levels are welcome.

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