Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. New College is hosting a series or workshops and events.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

New College of Florida will be hosting event throughout April in observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Please check this page during April for updates to events.

April 4: Intro to Bystander Intervention Workshop

HCL 7, 7-8 p.m.
There will be a presentation on the basics of Bystander Intervention with an emphasis on dealing with microaggressions: how to spot situations in need of an intervention and steps to take to intervene. The topic will focus on sexual violence and assault, but the tools can be applicable to all sorts of situations. This event is open to all students, faculty, and staff.

April 6: The Clothesline Project

Old Mail Room, 6-8 p.m.
The Clothesline Project is an art-based speak-out event that allows survivors to create an anonymous piece that discusses their experiences. The display of Clothesline Shirts will be up on Tuesday, April 11 in the trees near the Bay.

If anyone cannot make it to this event and would like to make a shirt please email Lauren Stewart to get the materials you need. Alternatively, if you send her an email with what you would like your shirt to say, she can make it for you. Any information you send will be kept private.

April 6: Zine Deadline

InterACT is putting together a zine for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to submit both graphic and written work to be included in this year’s zine.

We want to encourage survivors, friends and family of survivors, and everyone else impacted by intimate partner violence and/or sexual violence to contribute their experiences. You do not need to identify as a victim to contribute to this zine.

All submissions will be reviewed by the SAAM planning committee. In order to ensure complete comfort and confidentiality, your work can be submitted anonymously or under a pseudonym if preferable.

We’re looking for:

  • short prose
  • reflections
  • poetry
  • quotes
  • self-care tips
  • Artwork (drawings, paintings, etc.)
  • photographs (no recognizable faces should be included)

There is a 1,000-word limit per submission. Work should be submitted with appropriate content warnings.

Previous SAAM zines are available in the SHARE room to see what they looked like in past years. The deadline for submissions is April 6.

Submissions and questions can be emailed to, work can be submitted anonymously through this form, or placed in mailbox 688.

April 9: Workshop — Sexual Violence in the Queer Community

HCL 7, 5 p.m.
The workshop will be facilitated by Tiq Milan, an activist and spokesperson for GLADD. He speaks and writes about intersectional leadership, transgender rights and racial justice. More information about his work can be found on his website.

This event will be open to all all of the New College and Sarasota community. Dinner will be provided for anyone attending!

April 13: Film Screening: “The Witness”

Time and place to be determined.
The name Kitty Genovese became synonymous with bystander apathy after The New York Times reported that 38 witnesses watched her being murdered in Kew Gardens, Queens, New York – and did nothing to help. More than 50 years later, this documentary follows her brother’s dogged search for the truth as he attempts to find out for himself what actually took place that fateful night of March 13, 1964.

April 14: Project Unbreakable

Black Box Theater, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and 5-7 p.m.
Started in 2011, Project Unbreakable is a nationwide photography project that features survivors of sexual assault, domestic/relationship violence, and child abuse sharing powerful, personal messages in portraits. Survivors and allies in the New College Community are welcome.

April 17: You Can’t Pour From an Empty Cup

Z Green Common Area, Time to be determined.
The college community is invited to share in self-care and learn about how taking care of self is part of caring for our community.

April 18: Surviving and Memory Workshop

HCL 7, 6 p.m.


April 20: Zine Release and Bake Sale

Outside of Hamilton Center, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


April 21: Performance by Denice Frohman

Black Box Theater, 7 p.m.
Denice Frohman is an award-winning poet, writer, performer, educator and speaker, whose work explores the intersections of race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and the “in-betweeness” that exists in us all.

April 26: Take Back the Night

ACE Plaza and the Bayfront, 7 p.m.
Take Back the Night is an international event that empowers communities to end sexual and intimate partner violence. We will be starting our night at ACE Plaza. We will then have a candlelight vigil and walk to the Bayfront for a Survivor Speak Out.

April 28: Feminist Friday

ACE Lounge, Noon to 1 p.m.
With guest speaker Dr. Michelle Hughes Miller, associate professor in Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of South Florida.

Participating New College Groups Include

Counseling and Wellness

The Counseling and Wellness Center is available to all currently registered New College and University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee students.

Read more here

Student Government (NCSA)

Everyone gets a vote and a voice — democracy in action, the New College way.

Read more here