May is Sexual Violence Awareness month, a time for us to reflect and take action against sexual violence. Bow Valley is hosting a number of events and we encourage you to participate to ensure we are supporting learners who have been impacted by sexual violence.
Calls to Action:
May 5th: National Day of Awareness into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Join us in Iniikokaan at 12 p.m. to hear about supporting Indigenous women through this talk with Elder Ruth Scalplock. Register here
May 12th: Moose Hide Campaign Day. Join BVC in participation of the Moose Hide Campiagn. We will be streaming the plenary in Iniikokaan at 9:30a.m. to 10:45 a.m., followed by a discussion about addressing violence against women and a discussion on Indigenous masculinities with Elder Ernie Poundmaker. If you are unable to attend in person we encourage you to participate in the livestream on your own. Find out more about the Moose Hide Campaign here. Register for the BVC event here.
May 26th: Join Hilary Jahelka, Sexual Violence Response Advisor, and Ciara Deschamps, Learner Conduct Officer from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. for a lunch and learn opportunity to better support students impacted by sexual violence. We will explore Bow Valley College’s Sexual Violence Policy and what you can do to support students impacted by sexual violence. Sign up here.
May 28th: Join Hilary and Katie, Sexual Violence Response Advisors for Bow Valley College and the University of Calgary, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for a workshop on supporting disclosures of Child Sexual Abuse. This is a 3-hour interactive workshop for anyone who has children or youth in their lives (personal and professional). We will go over what child sexual abuse is, the realities of it, and how to respond to children if they disclose. Register here. Open to staff, faculty and students.
Throughout the month:
- Take the online staff sexual violence training to learn more about how to support students impacted by sexual violence. This course is offered to all faculty and staff through your D2L shell.
- Tune into BVC social media to learn more about sexual violence.
- Visit these websites to learn more about sexual violence:
- BVC Sexual Violence Webpage
- Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse
- Sexual Violence Prevention- Government Action