Gender & Sexual Violence Ongoing Programs
The Human Rights and Equity Office and Gender and Sexual Violence Support and Education offer a series of workshops aimed to raise awareness for issues of sexual violence. These workshops take an intersectional approach to confronting sexual violence by highlighting different communities’ perspectives.
This semester, workshops will take place on Sakai and in Teams. First, participants will be asked to complete a 30 minute educational module in Sakai. Then, there will be an hour-long Microsoft Teams Seminar session to discuss what was learnt and engage in some experiential learning activities.
For access to Sakai, please register on Experience BU for this event at least 3-hours before the scheduled Seminar on our ExperienceBU page. We ask that you please complete the Sakai module BEFORE the Teams Seminar to be able to attend and engage in the seminar.
Those who complete 5 workshops over the course of the year will be awarded the Standard Sexual Violence Education and Support Certificate. Those who complete 10 workshops will be awarded the Advanced Sexual Violence Education and Support Certificate.
For questions, please email Eve, the Gender and Sexual Violence Support Education Coordinator, at email@example.com.
Fall 2022 Workshop Schedule
Click the dates below to register on ExperienceBU!
- NEW! GSV and Grooming
- Consent and Disclosure
- 2SLGBTQIA+ Perspectives
- BIPOC Perspectives
- Anti-Ableism Perspectives
- International Perspectives
- Restorative Justice
- Self-Care & Self-Regulation
- Equity, Intersections, and Trauma
- Indigenous Perspectives
- Postponed for review until Fall 2023
If you have feedback or suggestions for the GSV certificate program please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Brock Human Rights and Equity offers Peer to Peer drop-in at room Thistle 126 A. The drop-in run from September to April during the academic school year. Those who attend the P2P drop-in will be able to receive information on services provided at Brock and within the community that pertain to sexual violence and human rights issues. The team is trained to create a space where people can feel safe to make disclosures, find resources and learn more about the HRE department at Brock.
**Please Note: The drop in will not be open during COVID-19. Please keep updated with Brock University and HRE’s sites to see our current availability and opening date.**
Brock Human Rights and Equity offers Peer to Peer drop-in at room Thistle 126 A. The drop–in run from September to April during the academic school year. Those who attend the P2P drop-in will be able to receive information on services provided at Brock and within the community that pertain to sexual violence and human rights issues. The team is trained to create a space where people can feel safe to make disclosures, find resources and learn more about the HRE department at Brock.
Some of the customized training completed are:
- Fraternity & Sorority Training
- Faith-Based Consent and Disclosure (Christianity, Islam, Judaism)
- Campus Club Introduction to HRE & Consent
- Stop Light Shot Bar Training (Active By-Stander Intervention)
- Departmental Introduction Training
We offer an Advocates of Change (men’s programming) series. This enables the male and male identifying members in the Brock community to discuss taboo and male orientated topics. Throughout the year the male orientated programming hosts multiple events, series, and programs. To check what events are happening now go on ExperienceBU.
To find out more please contact email@example.com
We offer weekly online Instagram Live discussions on Thursdays @ 4 pm. Tune in to our weekly topics to listen to HRE’s awareness and information of the week!
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Kulture Korner is our Peer to Peer Sexual Violence Education and Support Team’s monthly recommendations. Kulture Korner’s goal is to engage the Brock community with unique recommendations to educate and expose student, staff and faculty to new culture.
- The recommendations are on the topics of:
- Writing/ Poetry
- Local Talent
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Join one of HRE’s volunteer units and get comprehensive hand on experience in Human Rights and Equity. To find out more check out our Volunteer With Us Page!
This version of the workshop, Human Trafficking: The Spectrum of Exploitation, was designed specifically for Brock Students and Student Leaders to learn about how human trafficking affects Brock students, how to watch for signs of trafficking among students, and intervention and support options for students who are being trafficked. We also unpack the layers between sex work, sex trafficking, exploitation, and trafficking, and explore the nuances of how these elements affect students from marginalized communities.
Please register before you attend the workshop as there is a SAKAI component to the workshop.
If you have any questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please visit our office in TH 128A (left to the market stairs) for more resources and support.
Gender & Sexual Violence Events
The HRE GSV team has facilitates many events over the course of the school year to help educate the Brock community and raise awareness for issues that pertain to human rights, gender, and sexual violence. Some of our events include:
Join our wrap-up event for our “Healthy Masculinity On & Off The Web” series! Watch musical performances by Jasmine Whyte and Saint Stone, and engage in our panel discussion about “Cyber Violence in the 21st Century” with panelists:
- Dr. Robyn Bourgeois – Vice Provost Indigenous Engagement
- Dr. Jason Hawreliak – Director of the Department of Digital Humanities
- Jenna Cripps – Ph.D. Candidate Clinical and Counselling Psychology
We will also feature guest appearances from our community partners and more!
This event is free/Pay What You Can – All Proceeds go towards Gillians Place & Women’s Place of South Niagara.
Art Speaks is an art show that features art pieces submitted by students with the overall theme of human rights. Art Speaks illuminates the talent that the Brock student community possesses as well as ignites discussions on social justice issues.
BrozTalk is a learning and social experience for men and men-identifying students to discuss masculinity, gender, culture, and how men can be allies and supporters in incidents of sexual violence as well as affected by sexual violence themselves. The goal is to discuss what students think around: who is a man? What makes a man a man? Who taught you to be a man? Are you comfortable in your own skin or are you wearing a mask?
Consent Week 2022
Consent Week is a chance to provide the Brock community with opportunities to discuss and explore issues surrounding consent. Consent Week features many activities for the Brock community to participate in, such as games and workshops. This year, join us to learn about consent, play some fun games, and win great prizes!! See below for registration links:
Monday, March 14
- Game Night: Register here (click for link)
Tuesday, March 15
- Consent & Disclosure Workshop: Register here (click for link)
- Yoga Workshop: Register here (click for link)
Wednesday, March 16
- Trivia Night: Register here (click for link)
Thursday, March 17
- Equity, Intersectionality, and Trauma: Register here (click for link)
The HRE Film Series is an ongoing event that gives Brock students the opportunity to attend regularly scheduled film screenings of films that explore human rights issues or offer commentary on social justice. The Film Series also invites attendees to participate in a group discussion after the film.
A free, campus-wide event that aims to highlight how the Brock community — particularly male students — can better participate in the dialogue surrounding gender and sexual violence.The event is run by the Human Rights and Equity (HRE) office in conjunction with the Brock University Students’ Union (BUSU), Student Health and Wellness Hub and various community partners, including the Niagara Sexual Assault Centre, White Ribbon Campaign and Sigma Chi Fraternity, which has a chapter at Brock.
Unblur the Lines is an opportunity for students to engage in discussions about consent. The Unblur the Lines events take place in March and October and features a wellness fair in collaboration with the HUB and other community partners.
Sex Talks is a customizable “game show style” event for Brock students that focuses on creating dialogue about consent, sexual violence, and sexual health in a quiz-show format. Sex Talks events are done in collaboration with the HUB.
Let's Talk About Sex... Maybe?
We Believe You Week runs in the end of September. The week is dedicated to believing survivors and raising awareness of sexual assault and highlighting supports for survivors.
Inspired by Rutger’s University, our Healthy Relationships Series explores the three stages of a relationship (getting together, being together, and breaking up) and online dating in a healthy way. It’s a series of 4, 1 hour student-led workshops for students. It helps students get a clear understanding of what a healthy relationship looks like, what boundaries are, and how to communicate effectively with your partner/friends.
The REDress Project focuses around the issue of missing or murdered Aboriginal women across Canada. This projects goal is to increase awareness regarding the missing and murdered women, girls and two-spirit genocide, as well as work to uplift Indigenous voices on this land. This event runs annually in February.