Coastline College Hosts Workshops and Events in Observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

This year, there has been much light shed on the injustices, inequality, and rise of not just sexual assault on college campuses, but harassment across all venues. Coastline’s Title IX Office is present to educate and prevent sexual misconduct on campus in addition to upholding the policy when issues arise on campus.  This year’s theme for Sexual Assault Awareness Month is “ I ASK” –  I ASK focuses on consent and assuring that everyone knows and is using consent in all aspects of their relationships.

During the month of April, Coastline will be observing Sexual Assault Awareness Month. We will aim to educate and prevent sexual misconduct on our campuses as we stand in solidarity with survivors. Coastline invites you to participate in at least two (2) events this month to support the movement for change. The stats of sexual assault on college campuses has not changed:

“Approximately seven out of 10 of sexual assaults are committed by someone known to the victim.”

Source: RAINN.ORG

As a community, we must continue to support survivors and to challenge the social norms to end rape culture. See the list of activities below to support and educate our Coastline community. Want to learn more? Visit Title IX to learn more about Coastline’s policies, resources, and more.

“Among undergraduate students, 23.1% of females and 5.4% of males experience rape or sexual assault through physical force, violence, or incapacitation.”2

Source: RAINN.ORG

Schedule of Events

Coffee and Consent (Mondays)

April 1st from 11 am- 1 pm at Le-Jao, Westminster Campus
April 8th from 2-4 pm at Newport Beach Campus
April 15th from 9-11 am at Garden Grove Campus
April 22 from 11:30 am-1:30 pm at College Center

Come join us for Coffee and Conversations around; What is consent? How does one gain consent? How to ask for consent. Coffee, swag and open conversations will be provided for those who stop by the table.

Yoga as Healing

Wednesday, April 3rd from 12-1 pm at Le-Jao, Westminster Campus – Student Resource Center

Trauma-informed yoga is an empowering yoga practice that prioritizes the lived experience and healing of each survivor. Join us for an hour of yoga focused on healing. Open to faculty, staff, and students. Feel free to bring your own mat.

Green Dot Training for Faculty and Staff

Friday, April 12th from 12pm – 1:30 pm in Large Annex Conference Room at College Center

What’s your Green Dot? Join other faculty and staff in training and conversation on how to be an active bystander in situations that may be causing harm to the community. This event is open to faculty and staff. Free swag for all participants while supplies last. Presented by Hayley Smalls & Kasie Hipp.

Healthy Relationship Workshop

Tuesday, April 16th from 10-11:30am at College Center, 4th floor Conference Room

Whether in the classroom, the workplace, online or in your personal lives, learning happens with all relationships and having healthy relationships is important to your success as a student. This workshop will help define the characteristics of a healthy relationship, understand effective ways to communicate with others, and includes topics on self-esteem, problem resolution, and offer interactive activities where participants will practice assertive communication skills. Space is limited. Presented by Leighia Fleming & Sylvia Sanchez.

Personal Safety Workshop

Wednesday, April 17th from 11am-12:30pm (beginners) & 1-3pm at Newport Beach Campus (advanced)

Interactive training on awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and avoidance. Students who attend the beginners class will have the opportunity for basic hands-on self-defense. The advanced class will be a hands-on self-defense. Please wear comfortable clothing.

Spring 2019 Health Fair

Thursday, April 18th from 11am -1:30pm at Newport Beach Campus

Learn more about how you can stay healthy. Stop by our table for resources on a healthy relationships, active bystander techniques, and, of course, Coastline swag!

Denim Day

Wednesday, April 24th – All day

Join millions across the world as we wear denim on April 24th in observance of Denim Day. A symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault, wearing jeans on this day is a visible means of protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual assault. We invite you to wear jeans in solidarity with survivors.

Take Back the Night at Golden West College

Thursday, April 25th from 7:00-9:30 pm at Golden West College, Humanities Courtyard.

Join our sister school, Golden West College, for a district wide event in support of sexual assault awareness month.

For more information or to sign-up for a workshop or event contact the Title IX Office.