This spring, AVI is hosting our fourth annual Day to End Rape Culture (DERC) on Tuesday April 9th, 2019 from 10AM to 2PM in BSC 100. This will be an expo-style event where students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to talk openly and honestly about rape culture and what we can do to address it. We will be breaking “rape culture” down into a variety of topics and offering students opportunities to present about particular aspects of rape culture.
Day to End Rape Culture (DERC) is a collaboration between various students, clubs, and organizations on campus to educate the campus community about rape culture through interactive presentations. This is an expo-style event, where students will be able to create interactive presentations on one aspect of rape culture and facilitate rich discussions with their peers. We want students who attend this event to be able to recognize signs of rape culture and to possess tools to address them.
What is rape culture? Rape Culture is an environment in which rape is prevalent and in which sexual violence is normalized and excused in the media and popular culture. Rape culture perpetuates power-based personal violence in our community. Rather than simply hope power-based personal violence goes away, TCNJ’s office of Anti-Violence Initiatives is dedicated to raising the visibility of these issues, leading violence prevention efforts, and providing counseling and advocacy services to victims and survivors.
For more information about this event, and how you can get involved, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org