Announcements and Events

Table lists dates and times of events, titles of events, and how to attend the event.

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April 1st, 2:00pm

 

Commissoner proclaims April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month

 

 

The Commissioner's Office proclaimed April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM).

 

Microsoft Teams meeting Join on your computer or mobile app  Click here to join the meeting. Or call in (audio only)  +1406-272-4824, 839476542#  United States, Billings  Phone Conference ID: 839 476 542#

 

April 1st, 7:30-9:30pm

 

Lighting of Main Hall in Teal

 

This event marked the kick-off of SAAM! We gathered at Main Hall at 7:30pm. Leaders from UM, Project Beacon, and Make Your Move said a few brief words.

 

Met at Main Hall. Masks and social distancing were required.

 

April 2nd - 4th

Virtual Indigenous Art Market

This year's market is sponsored by Missoula Project Beacon, which provides foundational support and services to Indigenous survivors of human trafficking using culturally relevant care.

 

Click Art Market to access the Indigenous Art Market

 

April 5th

All Nation Virtual Wellness Fair

Missoula Project Beacon Visual Story

 

Click Link to All Nation Wellness Fair to view the fair.

 

April 6th, 2pm - 6pm

All Nation Virtual Wellness Fair: Missoula Project Beacon "Swag" Pick-up

Missoula Project Beacon is excited to share the Virtual Wellness Fair Drive-Thru. Come by to pick up your Wellness Fair tote bags filled with gifts, swag, and resources for the whole family. There will also be FREE HIV testing available thanks to Missoula City County Health Department, Gay Health Task Force, Partnership Health Center, and Open Aid Alliance. The first 50 people who take the rapid HIV test will receive a $20 gift card!

 

Located at the All Nations Health Center parking lot.

 

April 6th, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

How to Have Great Sex: Workplace Harassment Prevention Series (Part 1)

Ever agree to go to work or class on time even though you don't want to? This interactive workshop explores consent outside of the basic yes or no as we discuss agreement, desire, ethics, and pleasure!

 

Click Workplace Harassment to join the zoom.

 

April 8th, 12-1:30pm

Movie and Discussion: The Bystander Moment

This film explores the role of bystanders in perpetuating sexual harassment, sexual assault, and other forms of gender violence. Special attention is given to the male peer culture dynamics across race and ethnicity. The film appeals to people as active bystanders and potential leaders who have a positive role to play in challenging and changing the sexist cultural norms. Debrief discussion will be led by Missoula's lead bystander intervention educators.

 

Registration required. Please register at least 1 hour beforehand (11am on 4/8) by clicking The Bystander Moment.

 

April 12th, 3-4:30pm

Trauma Informed Response: How to respond to someone who discloses their trauma

This training will review the definition of "trauma," based on the DSM-V (2013), reveal the effects of trauma, the various symptoms of trauma, and then discuss how to respond to those who disclose they've experienced a trauma. Compassion fatigue and self-care are also emphasized.

 

Registration required. Please register at least 1 hour beforehand (2pm on 4/12) by clicking Trauma Informed Response.

 

April 12th, 7-8pm

Panel: Services for Survivors

There are multiple services available to support survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Attend this panel to learn more about the confidential resources offered by the Crime Victim Advocates, the YWCA Missoula, Project Beacon, First Step, and the Student Advocacy Resource Center. 

 

Click Services for survivors to join the zoom.

 

April 15th, 5:30pm

Movie and Discussion: The Mask You Live In

This documentary investigates the way boys and men are socialized in contemporary U.S. culture. Facilitated discussion to follow.

 

To acces the event, please click The Mask You Live In

 

April 16th, 12pm - 1pm

Improve Your Flirting: Workplace Harassment Prevention Series (Part 2)

Are you worried about your flirting coming off as harassment? Get some tips from us about how to stay in the flirting zone! You'll maybe even leave this workshop with some sexy new moves to try out with that person you've been crushing on.

 

Click Improve Your Flirting to join the zoom.

 

April 19th, 12pm - 1pm

Panel: Societal Bias and Acceptance of Harm

Representatives from Welcome Back, the Poverello Center, and Open Aid Alliance discuss how cultural bias influences how our society generally responds to violence and harm. 

 

Click Societal Bias and Acceptance of Harm to join the zoom.

 

April 20th, 12pm - 1pm

Sex Ed is Sexual Violence Prevention

What could sex education be like if included more than STI scares and heteronormativity? Join CJD's consent educator to dream big about comprehensive sex ed!

 

Click Sex Ed to join the zoom.

 

April 21st

Bar Intervention

(Cancelled)

We want folks to have a good time during a night out. If you work at a bar, brewery, or distillery - join Make Your Move! for a teaser of the bar bystander training that we offer throughout Missoula County. 

 

This event has been cancelled.

 

April 22nd, 6:30 - 8pm

Movie and Discussion: Indigenous Women Keep going Missing in MT

(Cancelled)

This short film shares the story of the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Montanan and will include a discussion with Dr. Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear (Northern Cheyenne) who is a Social Demographer. Dr.  Rodriguez-Lonebear works with the Murdered and Missing Women database and will talk about her work.

 

This event has been cancelled.

 

April 26th, 12pm -1pm

Panel: Prosecution Against Rape Myths

The panel will discuss how societally prevalent rape myths influence the prosecution of sexual assault and sexual intercourse without consent. Specifically, it will examine the impacts these myths have had upon the criminal justice system by providing accounts of attorneys' practical approaches to prosecuting such cases. The panel will explore how these myths and societal beliefs have evolved and persisted. The event is meant to challenge both societal beliefs and the legal profession regarding perceptions of cases involving rape. Panelists: ABIII Law Professor Andrew King-Ries, Montana Supreme Court Justice Laurie McKinnon, and Missoula Lead Deputy County Attorney, SVU Prosecution, Brian Lowney. Moderator: Beth Hubble, UM Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies. 

 

Click Prosecution Against Rape Myths Panel to access the event

 

April 27th, 7pm

Advance Your Career: Workplace Harassment Prevention Series (Part 3)

We want you to excel in your workplace. Learn more how you can be on the cutting edge when it comes to preventing sexual harassment on the job.

 

To access the event, please click Advance Your Career

 

April 29th, 6:30pm

Movie and Discussion: When They Were Here

This documentary is currently in production and addresses the widespread crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women (MMIW). The screening will include a preview of the documentary and a discussion led by the Indigenous Directors, Ivan and Ivy MacDonald who are members of the Blackfeet Tribe.

 

To access this event, please click When They Were Here

 

April

Bystander Intervention Training

This training is required of all new  students at UM, including graduate, law, and transfer students. It defines sexual violence, details consent, dispels rape myths, encourages a culture of respect, describes active bystanders, provides examples for active bystanders, and introduces campus and community resources for UM students.

 

This training is for UM students only. For a list of offerings, please see the SARC website.

 

May 4th, 1-2 pm

Indigenous SAAM Panel: Healing Sisters Through Resiliency & SAAM "Indigenous Sister" Virtual Campaign Premiere

This panel includes Native advocacy providers from Missoula Project Beacon, Crime Victim Advocates, and UM. The panel participants will address the importance of providing services using culturally relevant care. The panel will close with the premier of "Indigenous Sister" which is Missoula Project Beacon's virtual campaign for sexual assault awareness month. 

 

The access the event in Zoom, please click Healing Sisters

 

May 5th,

7:00- 9:30pm

Missing, Murdered, Indigenous Women National Day of Awareness

 

Please join us at the University of Montana, Payne Family