LOCATION: John Deutsch University Centre, Room 351
How can we create communities of care that can meet the needs of survivors of sexual violence and abuse? What are ways that we can take care and community justice into our own hands? Too often, institutions such as the police force and the medical system fail to address the needs of survivors in any meaningful way, or enact racist, transphobic, ableist, and otherwise discriminatory harm on the people they are supposed to help. Survivors often turn to friends, family, and support workers (ie. therapists) for help getting through the aftermath of sexual violence. We want to take this time to have a open, honest, and caring discussion on what survivors need after an assault, and how we as a campus community can support one another.
Lunchtime chats are semi-structured discussions that take place while eating food provided by us (LGAC)! This lunchtime chat will be held in the JDUC, room 351. There is an accessible elevator that will take you to the 3rd floor, and two gender neutral washrooms present on that floor (one accessible, one not).
Levana Gender Advocacy Centre strives to meet dietary restrictions by consistently providing vegetarian options, however, if you have any allergies or other dietary restrictions, please post on the event page or contact us over Facebook or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that we can provide yummy food for you too.
We recognize that this discussion tackles sensitive and upsetting content. Here are a few help lines you can contact if you are distressed:
Sexual Assault Centre Kingston help-line:
Good 2 Talk:
Additionally, you can find the Peer Support Centre in JDUC rooms 34 & 36 (on the lower level).