Sexual Assault Awareness Week

February 10 - 14, 2020


Visit the SAC to grab some popcorn and learn about our theme, #ConsentInEverything! Our volunteers will challenge you to think about consent and how it relates to your passions, line of work, social movements, and more. You can also learn more about our Centre, it's programming, and how to get involved!

Monday, Feb. 10, 2020
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Sexual Assault Centre Open House

Friday, February 14, 2020
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Learn more about the space that supports survivors of sexual violence, our Working for Change presentation, attend the Reclaiming Your Voice workshop, and enjoy some refreshments. More details to come!

Reclaim Your Voice Workshop

Friday, February 14, 2020
SUB 0-51
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Join the U of A Sexual Assault Centre and the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies for a free workshop on campus Facilitated by Reclaim Your Voice founder Reesee (she/her). Reesee is a professional artist and certified trauma-informed writing guide, and in this workshop she will give participants the opportunity to gently work through their experiences of sexual violence with creative exercises. 

About Reesee

Reesee/ Jungle Flower is a Toronto based photographer, poet, interviewer, and humanitarian.

Her portfolio includes Grammy Award winning artists Drake, Mya, Melanie Fiona, T.I., Ciara, as well as Dr. Oz, Terry Crews and former NBA All Star Chris Bosh.

 After escaping a psychologically abusive relationship, she founded Reclaim Your Voice in 2012, a grassroots organization which creates safe spaces where people who have experienced abuse can share their stories.  Since creating this movement in the name of peace and healing for all, she has hosted over 50 events of this nature, performed spoken word poetry at notable platforms including TEDxRougeRiver, and is a frequent guest speaker at schools where she reminds youth of their own capacities to be agents of change. She is the recipient of the 2014 Yinnergy Award for her work in the Malvern Community, the 2015 VolunteerToronto Legacy Award, the 2016 Roger Fisher Scholarship, and the 2017 Write Your Self Scholarship.


Participants may be asked to consider experiences that are upsetting/triggering/emotional to them during the course of the workshop. While Reesee will endeavour to create a supportive space for this sort of exploration and will work to help people move through those feelings using creative expression, participants are reminded that they are welcome to access further support at the Sexual Assault Centre during or after the workshop should they find that beneficial.

Register Here