#STCCWeCan

#STCCWeCan...Make a Difference

#STCCWeCan is an initiative of the STCC Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) Campus Program grant that seeks to engage the campus community in the shared work of preventing sexual and relationship violence.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Activities 2022

Join #STCCWeCan and the SAFE Project for the following event in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April 2022.

Finding Your Inner Strength

Date: Thursday, April 28, 2022
Time: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Relocated to Scibelli Hall (B2) Gym

Join LEAD and the SAFE Project for a day of empowerment and healing in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The event will feature trauma-informed yoga, self-defense instructions, and a bystander intervention activity. The first 20 attendees will receive a free yoga mat! Win prizes and enjoy a free grab-and-go lunch.  Please contact cbreunig@stcc.edu for more information.

flyer for find your inner strength

Past Events

 

Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021
Time: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Ira H. Rubenzahl Student Learning Commons (B19), Forum

Break the silence around violence by creating art in honor of survivors in this visual display. Learn about bystander intervention and campus resources. Win prizes!

 

Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021
Time: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Register: Ira H. Rubenzahl Student Learning Commons (B19), Forum

Meet the STCC Coordinated Community Response Team (CCRT) and learn more about efforts to strengthen prevention and response to domestic violence on campus.

Date: Tuesday, April 27th, 2021
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom

Please join #STCCWeCan for afternoon tea and conversation about consent, and the ongoing work to create a safe and supportive campus community for all. Learn about campus and community resources, and how faculty and staff can get involved in prevention efforts at STCC. All faculty and staff who attend the Consent Tea event will get their own #STCCWeCan Consent Tea mug!  

Date: Saturday, April 10th, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Register: Email cbreunig@stcc.edu

Hosted by STCC Talks Advocacy and Resources.

Gender-based violence, including dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking, is a widespread issue that impacts communities across the United States and around the world. As fathers, brothers, uncles, teachers, coaches, and friends, men hold a critical role in creating families and communities free of gender-based violence. Come and listen to experts and community panelists as they break down the complex roots of violence and share how men and masculine identified people can mobilize one another to create social change.

Date: Thursday, April 8, 2021
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Panelists:

  • Jesse Mahler, Program Specialist- Futures Without Violence
  • Jorge Vidal, Director of Technical Assistance and Engagement- Caminar Latino
  • Eric Brown, M.Ed., Professor- Social Science, STCC
  • Luis Santiago, Direct Care Supervisor- YWCA of Western Mass.
  • Dr. Anthony C. Hill, Distinguished Associate Professor, Springfield College

Rosalia RiveraA Café Con Leche Conversation with Rosalia Rivera

Date: Wednesday, October 7th, 2020
Time: 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Description: Join us for a conversation with Rosalia Rivera, an internationally recognized LatinX consent educator, podcast host, and online influencer. Grab a hot cup of cafe con leche and a snack and listen to how Rosalia has gone from survivor to thriver, turning past traumatic experiences into a powerful voice and platform for healing and social change. Based on her personal story, Rosalia will open a discussion focused on breaking the silence around childhood sexual abuse and interpersonal violence, and dig into the roots of gender stereotypes that impact healthy sexuality, family culture, and healthy relationships within the LatinX community.

Speaker Bio: Rosalia Rivera is a passionate consent educator, sexual literacy advocate, speaker, change agent, and survivor turned thriver. She is the host of AboutCONSENT™, a podcast for survivors and those who support survivors. Rosalia is also the founder of CONSENTparenting™, an online platform for survivor parents to learn how to protect their families from abuse.

Event Sponsors: Cafe Con Leche is sponsored by the Hispanic Association of Higher Education (HAHE), with collaboration from the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Title IX, and #STCCWeCan. Contact cbreunig@stcc.edu for questions.

Rosalia Rivera

STCC Domestic Violence Awareness Month Virtual Speaker

Date: Thursday, October 1st, 2020
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Description: Despite efforts to build awareness of domestic/dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, these forms of violence continue to be widespread in our communities and our world.. How can we, as individuals and a community, break the cycle of violence?  Join internationally recognized consent educator Rosalia Rivera to gain new insight into the connections between childhood sexual abuse and young adult dating violence, and learn how each of us can play a role in supporting safe and healthy relationships in the “new normal” of the COVID-19 college experience.

Speaker Bio: Rosalia Rivera is a passionate consent educator, sexual literacy advocate, speaker, change agent, and survivor turned thriver. She is the host of AboutCONSENT™, a podcast for survivors and those who support survivors. Rosalia is also the founder of CONSENTparenting™, an online platform for survivor parents to learn how to protect their families from abuse. 

Event Sponsors: Sponsored by #STCCWeCan, the Hispanic Association of Higher Education (HAHE), with collaboration from the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and Title IX.

Rosalia RiveraSTCC Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Virtual Speaker: Rosalia Rivera

Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 2:00 p.m.
Zoom Webinar

In a time of physical distancing, individuals and communities are seeking social connections online now more than ever. How can we be proactive in protecting ourselves and our kids in navigating the online environment safely? Join internationally recognized consent educator Rosalia Rivera for a virtual event that offers tools for media literacy, recognizing warning signs of online abuse and how to prevent it, and building consent culture for all online.

The webinar includes 45 minutes for the keynote, followed by Q&A. For those who could not attend the live event, a recording can be viewed below and a written overview can be found on the STCC Blog STCCy notes.

Speaker Bio: Rosalia Rivera is a passionate consent educator, sexual literacy advocate, speaker, change agent, and survivor turned thriver. She is the host of AboutCONSENT™, a podcast for survivors and those who support survivors. Rosalia is also the founder of CONSENTparenting™, an online platform for survivor parents to learn how to protect their families from abuse.

Event sponsored by Title IX, the Be Empowered Project, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and the Hispanic Association of Higher Education (HAHE). Contact cbreunig@stcc.edu for questions.

This project was supported by Grant No. 2016-WA-AX-0026 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.


Contact

For questions, email Cindy Breunig at cbreunig@stcc.adu or call (413) 755-5663. If you need accommodations to participate fully in these events, call Disability Services at (413) 755-4785.

This project is supponed by Grant No. 2016-WA-AX-0026 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this program are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.