PLU Women's Center

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Interested in Joining SAPET?

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Become a SAPET member today! Engage in meaningful discussions, gain public speaking experience, and educate the PLU community. Click here to fill out an interest form!

Our Workshops Include:

Consent

The purpose of the Consent Workshop is to inform and provide students with the tools to understand what consent is, how it is obtained, and what it looks like for them in a sex positive light. Consent will be defined through the lens of the PLU Code of Conduct, and the topic of enthusiastic consent will be introduced and discussed. Participants will be asked to consider and reflect on the complexities of consent and the variety of contexts in which consent is relative.

Healthy Relationships

This workshop examines how relationships seen in the media and personal experience shape our idea of intimacy. Participants will consider the values, strengths, and weaknesses they bring to interpersonal relationships. Unhealthy and abusive relationship red flags will also be discussed.

Gender 101

What is the difference between sex and gender? Aren’t there just two genders? What does it mean to be trans and is that a common experience? This presentation addresses these and other questions related to gender and sexuality.

Masculinity

Though often forgotten, men do have a gender, and the masculinities they present are often limited by social expectations. This presentation unpacks what it means to be male, explores the impact of hegemonic masculinity on our society, and the privileges and limitations inherent in being male in a patriarchal society.

Bystander Skills Training

This training is part of a campus-wide violence prevention project (Green Dot) that prepares each member of the PLU community to look out for one another in order to create a safer community for all. We care about our friends – this presentation provides an overview of warning signs and skills for response when they are at risk.

Want to request a workshop?

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Click here to request a classroom or residence hall presentation.

Check out our annual events!

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month! Contact the Sexuality Awareness & Personal Empowerment Team at sapet@plu.edu or Voices Against Violence at voices@plu.edu to find out how you can participate in or even plan an event!

Take Back the Night

Take back the night is an internationally held march and rally intended to be a protest of and direct action against rape and other forms of sexual violence. Join PLU students in a conversation with faculty, students and staff around the realities of sexual violence followed by a march around campus with our Radical Cheerleaders. Come be a part of the movement to “take back the night” from sexual violence in our community and worldwide! There will be performers, speakers, and food!

Join us Thursday, April 24 @ 5:30pm in Red Square!

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