Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) Events with PAVE-UW

PAVE CalendarApril is recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month and PAVE-UW has put together a calendar of events for students, faculty, and any interested community members to attend. You will find the calendar of events posted below, as well as a brief description of the events. Please fill out this form to register for the events:

Monday, April 5th at 6 PM: Dr. Kate Walsh, “Sexual Violence at UW-Madison: Results from the AAU Survey and Efforts to Improve Campus Responses”

Dr. Walsh will describe results of the AAU Survey that indicated areas for improvement and how her recently-funded Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime grant will address some of these gaps. Dr. Kate Walsh lead the Sexual Violence Research Initiative out of the Gender and Women’s Studies Department. Learn more about Dr. Walsh and her work here:

Tuesday, April 6th at 7 PM: Dr. Kate Phelps, “Body Mapping Workshop Pt. 1”

In this workshop, we will explore embodied experiences and tell our body narratives through the process of body mapping and reflection on that process. You are invited to think about how you move through your social world, in particular on the UW-Madison campus, and express how your body takes in experiences via your own unique body map. More specifically, we will think about feelings of fear and safety, and threat or risk of danger in your environment, and how your body responds. How do bodies feel in their environments? How do bodies feel fear and safety? We will think about how our bodies pay attention to their surroundings: sensations, sights, smells, sounds, emotions, and various physical responses. Lean more about the UW-Body Mapping Project and Dr. Kate here:

Thursday, April 8th at 6 PM: 2nd Anti-Violence Student Coalition Meeting 

The Anti-Violence Student Coalition is an interdisciplinary group of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students dedicated to preventing and responding to violence at UW-Madison. Join us for our second meeting. All students are encouraged to participate as we build a safer community for us all. Come and represent yourself or a student org. We would love to have you join the conversation!

April 9th at 5pm: PAVE Arts 

Pave Arts is a celebration of the healing power of the arts. There are several groups on campus who have created wonderful pieces for this program that will take place at 5pm on April 9th. In the week leading up to the event and the week following, all of the groups involved will be fundraising for UNIDOS, a nonprofit organization in our community. All of the money raised will go towards their arts programming. We hope to see you there! Learn more about UNIDOS and their work here:

Monday, April 12th at 6:30 PM: Chanel Miller: Know My Name – SAAM Keynote

Chanel Miller is a writer and artist. Her memoir, Know My Name, was a New York Times bestseller, a New York Times Book Review Notable Book, and a winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, the Ridenhour Book Prize, and the California Book Award. It was also a best book of the year in Time, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, NPR, and People, among others. She was named one of the Forbes 30 Under 30 and a TimeNext 100 honoree and was a Glamour Woman of the Year honoree under her pseudonym Emily Doe.

Tuesday, April 13th at 6 PM: Change is Brewing X Visibilitea – Gender-Based Violence in the APIDA Community  

Join us to discuss the prevalence of gender-based violence in the APIDA Community as we examine the detrimental effects of the Demasculinization of Asian men and fetishization of Asian women. This event is co-hosted with the APIDA Student Center. Learn more about APIDA here:

Wednesday, April 14th at 6 PM: A Conversation with Justice Jill Karofsky: The Legal Lens of SAAM

Join PAVE-UW and Justice Jill Karofsky for a Zoom conversation about her work supporting survivors and protecting the rights of victims. Justice Karofsky has spent her career in law working to help crime victims and to protect our rights. She was a judge, a local and state prosecutor, and the director for Wisconsin’s Office of Crime Victim Services. Register here: for the Zoom link. If you would like to submit questions for Justice Kaforsky in advance, please write them on the form when you register.

Thursday, April 15th at 7 PM: Drag Queen Bingo with Bob the Drag Queen

Bob the Drag Queen, the season 8 winner of Rupaul’s Drag Race and star of HBO’s We’re Here is joining us “purse first” to host Virtual Drag Bingo via Zoom. This is closed, interactive event for UW-Madison and UW-Milwaukee communities. RSVP with your Net ID at by Tuesday, April 13th @ 11:59 PM. Information on how to access the Zoom webinar will be sent to your email 24 hours before the event.

Friday, April 16th at 4 PM: Screening of the Documentary – Hunting Ground 

Join PAVE-UW for a screening of the film: The Hunting Ground. The Hunting Ground is a 2015 American documentary film about the incidence of sexual assault on college campuses in the United States and the reported failure of college administrations to deal with it adequately.

Monday, April 19th at 5:30 PM: Body Mapping Pt. 2

This is the second part of the Body Mapping workshop. Please sign up for both sessions upon registration.

Wednesday, April 21st at 6 PM: Community Resource Panel 

PAVE-UW will be hosting a virtual community resource panel event on April, 21st from 6-7 PM. Representatives from various community organizations will be present to answer YOUR questions! Come and learn more about what the Madison community has to offer for survivor support and become more educated about the various resources available in the event that you would like to reach out. This event is meant for all students and community members as we work together to build a campus and community free from violence and full of support for healthy relationships.

Wednesday, April 28th at 7:30 PM: Denim Day March, co-hosted with FSL 

Wear jeans with purpose: support survivors, and educate yourself about the prevalence of sexual assault on campus. Our Denim Day festivities will begin at 7:30 PM on April 28th at Library Mall. We will then walk up Langdon towards the capitol where we will hear from survivors and advocates who wish to speak. Sign up to speak here: We are co-hosting this event with the FSL community on campus and encourage people to join us as we Take Back the Night in denim and stand strong with survivors.