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The Equity and Title IX team and the Health and Wellness team are pleased to announce this year's Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) programming. 

SAAM

Check this page for more details as they are added. 

Follow the Equity and Title IX team on Instagram (@berkleeequity) for updates.

Self-Care and Community Care Resource Fair

The Equity and Title IX team is partnering with the Health and Wellness team to present a resource fair on campus. We'll have some of our Berklee resources tabling along with off-campus partners such as BARCCPlanned Parenthood, and Fenway Health. There will be student performances (courtesy of Berklee's Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice), giveaways, and plenty of opportunities to discover how to care for your mental, physical, and sexual health. Don't miss it. The event takes place in the Steve Heck Room on the first floor of 1140 Boylston Street on Tuesday, April 5, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Learning from Survivor Voices: A Faculty and Staff Discussion Series

Wednesdays, April 13, 20, and 27
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
150 Massachusetts Avenue, William Davis Room

Faculty and staff are invited to participate in one, some, or all four of these hour-long professional development sessions. Using survivor narratives from authors, artists, and activists including Chanel Miller and Tarana Burke, we will identify ways to expand our allyship to survivors with diverse lived experiences. Preregistration is required.

Self-Love: A Wellness and Pleasure Workshop

Thursday, April 7, 5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m / 3rd Floor Lounge, 150 Massachusetts Ave
Friday, April 15, 12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m / 1st Floor lounge, 270 Commonwealth Ave 
Thursday, April 21, 12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m / 3rd Floor Lounge, 150 Massachusetts Ave 

Join us for a fun and educational workshop about sexual health and wellness, pleasure, and consent. Learn about safer sex and pleasure practices, debunk common sexual wellness and pleasure myths, and discover on-campus sexual wellness resources for students.

Self-Care Kit-Making

Monday, April 11
5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
161 Massachusetts Avenue, Fourth Floor, Health and Wellness Conference Room

Join us to reflect on what self-care means to you and how to prioritize self-care in your life. Participants will make one self-care kit for themselves and one to share with a friend. Space is limited and preregistration is required. A sign-up link is coming soon. 

Trauma-Informed Yoga with Nancy Bernard

Thursday, April 14
4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
The Loft, 939 Boylston Street

Join us for yoga focused on healing and empowerment. This session will be led by Nancy Bernhard, an instructor certified in RYT-500, Yoga Tune Up, and Roll Model. She has been practicing yoga for more than 20 years and teaching for nine. Her interest in trauma survivors began with her work as a war historian. For survivors of sexual assault, the embodiment is a deeply healing form of empowerment, and yoga provides a beautiful roadmap for embodiment. This free class is designed specifically for students who have experienced sexual violence, but is open to the entire Berklee student community. Mats will be provided and all skill levels are welcome.

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BARCC Walk for Change

Sunday, April 24
8:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m. (approximate) 
Constitution Beach, Revere (T accessible)

Join Berklee in supporting the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) Walk for Change. Each year, BARCC hosts a SAAM fundraising event and Berklee proudly sponsors a team of students, faculty, and staff committed to supporting survivors and preventing sexual violence. In 2020 and 2021, BARCC adapted to a virtual environment but this year's event will be held in person on Sunday, April 24. Health and Wellness will provide T passes. 

Equity and Title IX Team and Health and Wellness Team Tabling

Stop by our table on one of these dates and pick up a teal ribbon to show your support for Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Wednesday, April 6 (Caffeine Break)
11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
150 Massachusetts Avenue, Commuter Student Lounge

Wednesday April 13 (Caffeine Break)
11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
150 Massachusetts Avenue, Commuter Student Lounge

Thursday, April 21
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
150 Massachusetts Avenue, First-Floor Lobby

Thursday, April 28
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
8 Fenway Lobby