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First Ever NYU Denim Day

April 18, 2016

NYU Denim Day Events

Opening Panel

11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Global Center for Academic & Spiritual Life - C95

It's On Us: Shifting the Culture Around Sexual Assault

The panel discussion featuring Josh Hutcherson will focus on engaging new allies and networks to shift the culture around sexual assault and healthy relationships. Panelists will discuss how they have used the power of film, athletics, and media to comment on cultural issues and to shift the public narrative in an effective and socially progressive way. Additionally, the panel will educate students on how to be inclusive in their language and thinking, as such issues are extremely prevalent in the LGBT community, but often seen through a hetero-normative lens. The panel will feature:

• Nora Grenfell, Audience Development Manager, Mashable (moderator)
• Josh Hutcherson, Actor/Activist, Straight But Not Narrow
• Ricardhy Grandoit, Social Responsibility Specialist, Major League Baseball
• Casey Acierno, Senior Manager of Public Affairs, MTV
• Michael Weber, Screenplay Writer, The Fault In Our Stars

RSVP Required

NYU Denim Day Workshop Schedule

12:30 - 1:15 pm – Kimmel Center for University Life

  • Room 803: How to help a loved one by Safe Horizon
    A workshop on how to help a loved one who has experienced sexual assault. It will entail what you should say to your loved one, terminology to be cognizant of and to use, how to be supportive without victim blaming, and how to provide adequate resources to give to the survivor. About Safe Horizon »

  • Room 808: Myths and Macro topics of Sexual Assault by Dr. Denise Hien
    Dr. Denise Hien, a Senior Research Scientist at the School of Social Work, Columbia University and the Director of the Women's Health Project in the Department of Psychiatry at St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital Center, will be facilitating a workshop discussing the myths that surround sexual assault and how they affect survivors as well as self- care practices, current research on the subject, including macro level topics like what rape culture is and how the media influences it.

  • Room 905: Bystander Training by NYU's Health Promotion Office
    The Action Zone Bystander workshop will explore the phenomenon of The Bystander Effect and when to intervene and when not to. Often, sexual assaults, alcohol-fueled incidents and other challenging situations can be prevented or diffused with timely, skilled and appropriate intervention. This interactive training will prepare participants to become allies and ways they can reduce and shift cultural norms at NYU. About the Action Zone Bystander Workshop »

1:20 - 2:05 pm – Kimmel Center for University Life

  • Room 803: How to help a loved one by Safe Horizon
    A workshop on how to help a loved one who has experienced sexual assault. It will entail what you should say to your loved one, terminology to be cognizant of and to use, how to be supportive without victim blaming, and how to provide adequate resources to give to the survivor. About Safe Horizon »

  • Room 808: Myths and Macro topics of Sexual Assault by Dr. Denise Hien
    Dr. Denise Hien, a Senior Research Scientist at the School of Social Work, Columbia University and the Director of the Women's Health Project in the Department of Psychiatry at St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital Center, will be facilitating a workshop discussing the myths that surround sexual assault and how they affect survivors as well as self- care practices, current research on the subject, including macro level topics like what rape culture is and how the media influences it.

  • Room 905: Bystander Training by NYU's Health Promotion Office
    The Action Zone Bystander workshop will explore the phenomenon of The Bystander Effect and when to intervene and when not to. Often, sexual assaults, alcohol-fueled incidents and other challenging situations can be prevented or diffused with timely, skilled and appropriate intervention. This interactive training will prepare participants to become allies and ways they can reduce and shift cultural norms at NYU. About the Action Zone Bystander Workshop »

2:10 - 2:55 pm – Kimmel Center for University Life

  • Room 803: How to help a loved one by Safe Horizon
    A workshop on how to help a loved one who has experienced sexual assault. It will entail what you should say to your loved one, terminology to be cognizant of and to use, how to be supportive without victim blaming, and how to provide adequate resources to give to the survivor. About Safe Horizon »

  • Room 808: Myths and Macro topics of Sexual Assault by Dr. Denise Hien
    Dr. Denise Hien, a Senior Research Scientist at the School of Social Work, Columbia University and the Director of the Women's Health Project in the Department of Psychiatry at St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital Center, will be facilitating a workshop discussing the myths that surround sexual assault and how they affect survivors as well as self- care practices, current research on the subject, including macro level topics like what rape culture is and how the media influences it.

  • Room 905: Bystander Training by NYU's Health Promotion Office
    The Action Zone Bystander workshop will explore the phenomenon of The Bystander Effect and when to intervene and when not to. Often, sexual assaults, alcohol-fueled incidents and other challenging situations can be prevented or diffused with timely, skilled and appropriate intervention. This interactive training will prepare participants to become allies and ways they can reduce and shift cultural norms at NYU. About the Action Zone Bystander Workshop »

3:00 - 4:30 pm – Kimmel Center for University Life

  • Room 803: Escalation Workshop by the One Love Foundation
    The Escalation Workshop is a 90-minute film based training that educates communities about relationship violence and empowers people to work for change. The workshop will illuminate the warning signs of unhealthy and potentially dangerous relationships. About the One Love Foundation »

The Vigil – 7:00 pm

Washington Square Park Arch

 

The Vigil of Support will begin at 7 pm under the Washington Square Park arch and will include survivor testimonies and ally pledges of support. The NYU Community will come together to support the fight against sexual assault and violence.


Silver Undergraduate Student Government Association members Alyssa Hernon, Esther Lee (Co-President) and Tamara Levin (Co-President) were integral in organizing NYU's first Denim Day. They reached out to all of the participating agencies and served as communication liaisons between the agencies and NYU. The three worked together to create an event to not just raise awareness about sexual assault, but also increase support for survivors. Click here to RSVP for the opening panel and visit the NYU Denim Day Facebook page to join the conversation.

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