We’re thrilled to kickoff our 2018 tour with a new self-care zine workshop! This April for Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we’ll be visiting campuses across the country to ask students about their strategies for trauma recovery and healing. Together, students will complete a booklet containing artwork and text based on their experiences to share with the group as a resource.
About the Art Against Assault Tour
In April 2016 and 2017, Art Against Assault swept the country for Sexual Assault Awareness Month visiting college campuses, universities, and local survivor organizations to discuss the importance of addressing sexual assault and domestic violence trauma through art.
We made stops at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Maryland Institute College of the Art, Mills College, Rhode Island School of Design, Syracuse University and more while raising thousands of dollars for sexual assault and domestic violence crisis survivor services. We met face-to-face with student survivors, Title IX administrators, supportive faculty and staff, as well as representatives of rape crisis centers and other sexual assault survivor organizations to discuss how art can serve as a resource for healing while also raising the volume on sexual assault awareness.
For #SAAM2018, we hope to visit even more campuses along our tour and find new student work to highlight in our gallery and upcoming sponsored programming!
Upcoming Tour Dates
This April 2018 for Sexual Assault Awareness Month we look forward to visiting the following campuses! Please note that all events are open to students and faculty of the colleges mentioned only unless otherwise stated. They are not open to members of the public due to limited capacity.
University of Utah
April 13th & 14th
We are excited to visit the University of Utah in Salt Lake City as part of their programming for Sexual Assault Awareness Month via invitation by student organizers! For two days, we’ll be hosting a self-care zine making workshop open to 45 students each day. The zine will be a collaborative effort where students share strategies for trauma recovery through text and visual art produced on site. Each student will walk away with a resource they contributed to as well as a digital file should they wish to share their work with others.
Diablo Valley College
As an alumni of Diablo Valley College, founder Mirabelle Jones is excited to return to campus for a one-day zine making workshop open to 30 students held in the college’s learning center. Materials will be provided to students free of charge for this collaborative self-care zine workshop where each student will contribute their own approaches to trauma recovery through writing and visual art, creating a resource for the entire group.
Bring Art Against Assault to Your Campus
If you are interested in having us visit your college campus or organization, please get in touch. Throughout the year and with a focus on April’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month and October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we are available for guest lectures, workshops, pop up exhibitions, and visiting artist appointments. Students will learn what resources are available for survivors in their area, how to be supportive of survivors, and how art can serve as a tool for speaking out against sexual assault while healing trauma.
Thank you to the following organizations we’ve worked with over the years who have supported us in our mission as we have supported them in theirs to raise awareness about sexual assault and domestic violence through art: