|Magdalen Hsu-Li will perform her one-woman show “Fire” on April 16 as a part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.|
|Students chant during the “Speak Up, Speak Out” March against sexual violence in our community at Cal Poly Pomona.|
The Stop Violence Grant Office will host a series of events in April as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month activities throughout the nation. Events range from a free concert by musician Magdalen Hsu-Li to free self-defense classes. In addition, throughout the month there will be educational forums across campus intended to reach out to both men and women.
For information about any of these events, call Diane Sands at (909) 869-3102 or Sonja Carlson at (909) 869-3790.
- Speak out against sexual assault in your own words by making a button or T-shirt on April 1, noon to 1 p.m., in front of the Reentry Women's Resource Center
- An awareness rally and march to open Sexual Assault Awareness Month activities throughout the month will be held April 3 beginning at noon in University Park.
- A free Self-Defense Class for Women: Phase 2 will be provided on April 9 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Cal Poly Pomona?s Java the Hut (Building 71). This class is for those who have had prior self-defense training or have previously taken the university?s basic class. RSVP: (909) 869-3102.
- Wear your jeans and speak out against misconceptions of sexual assault in communities and courts around the world on Denim Day, April 10, noon to 1 p.m., in University Park.
- “These Hands Don't Hurt” campaign, a special program that allows men to take an active stance and pledge to stop violence against women, will be held April 15, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in University Park.
- View Eve Ensler?s powerful documentary ?Rape is?? then take part in a discussion on April 16, from noon to 1 p.m., at the Bronco Student Center, Lecture Room. In the video, Ensler (author of ?The Vagina Monologues?) addresses rape from a local and global perspective. This event is co-sponsored by the Pomona chapter of the National Organization for Women.
- Musician Magdalen Hsu-Li will perform her one-woman show ?Fire? on April 16, from 6-8 p.m., in the Bronco Student Center, Multipurpose Room. Hsu-Li is a feminist and bisexual who is both a provocateur and an artist. The Pride Center and Asian Pacific Islander Student Center are cosponsoring this free event.
- Pick up information from local women's health organizations on reproductive health at the Women's Reproductive Rights Fair, held April 23, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in front of the Cultural Centers (Building 95). This event is co-sponsored by National Organization for Women.
- A free self-defense class for women will be provided on April 24, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., in Java the Hut (Building 71). The course teaches physical techniques and provides tips on prevention and awareness. RSVP: (909) 869-3102.