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Welcome to the Not In Our State Summit 2015 at the University of Montana in beautiful Missoula, Montana. 
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Tuesday, November 10 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Positive Action: Volunteer Based Initiatives at the University of Montana

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Session Description: Members of the Student Advocacy Resource Center (SARC) and Advocates for Non-Violence (ANV) would like to discuss some of the efforts that have been made to reform the image and environment of the University of Montana and the Missoula community. Both the University of Montana and the City of Missoula have recently received national attention after being dubbed "The Rape Capital of the United States." We would like to highlight some of the ways in which we are reshaping the conversation around issues such as sexual assault and consent. Rather than emphasizing behaviors which are not to be engaged in, which can simultaneously alienate men and blame victims, we would like to share our strategies for engaging everyone by empowering them with the knowledge and skills necessary to create positive social change. Our presentation will provide an overview of the different events sponsored by SARC, ANV and Make Your Move over the past year which were used to facilitate outreach, increase awareness and encourage activism. We will also discuss the importance of working closely with other groups on campus and within the Missoula community. We would like to share some of our strategies for coalition building with the participants of the Not In Our State Sexual Assault Summit. We hope to share some of our experiences working with our campus and community to address issues such as sexual assault and consent while simultaneously facilitating a discussion around what other campuses and communities are working on. Our goal is for participants who attend our session to obtain new strategies for interacting with members of their community and encouraging volunteer engagement. We are also very excited to learn about the work which is being performed by other groups and organizations throughout our state.

Learning Outcomes: What can participants expect to learn: -The variety of programs that University of Montana has been using to address interpersonal violence. -Ways for engaging members in their community. -How to develop programs with a focus on what people can do, rather than what they should not do. -Ways of collaborating with other groups in your community. -Difficulties that we have faced, and how we plan to overcome them in the future.

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Chris O’Bleness, Advocates for Non-Violence, University of Montana

Chris O’Bleness, Advocates for Non-Violence, University of Montana


Tuesday November 10, 2015 2:00pm - 2:50pm
UC 327

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