‘WEAVE’ presents film offering support for assault victims

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Women Escaping a Violent Environment and the Social Responsibility Committee hosted a film screening that focused on gender equality for men and women Monday in the Recital Hall.

The event was opened by Sandra Carter, CRC Sociology Professor and Social Responsibility Committee member, explaining more about social committee and what they have to offer to the campus.

“We host events to support variety of issues on campus,” said Carter. “We’re looking for what students want to learn and decide what events can help promote that.”

Carter then introduced Emily Zavala-Aguilar, the WEAVE Confidential Advocate for Los Rios campuses. Aguilar talked more about what tWEAVE is  and what her position is on campus. Aguilar said students can come to her for guidance and support and the conversation will be confidential.       

Carter and Zavala-Aguilar said the purpose of this event was to inform students more about sexual harassment and violence and to spread awareness about where to go if they need help resolving these issues.                          

The film that was shown during the event was called “The Bystander Moment.”

It’s about Jackson Katz’s model the bystander approach which emphasizes on sexual harassment, sexual assault and other forms of gender violence.

The Bystander Moment is focused towards men and women. For women, it highlighted the #MeToo movement and informed them that their voices are being heard. And for men it emphasizes how to know the difference between the behavior of a perpetrator and just being friendly.

Students from different classes attended the film presentation. Jade Wood, a 19-year-old nursing major, said she really enjoyed the event.

“The film was good,” said Wood. “I think it was good education for men and women.”

Carter and Zavala-Aguilar said the purpose of this event was to inform students more about sexual harassment and violence and to spread awareness about where to go if they need help resolving these issues.

The WEAVE Confidential Advocate is available for those who do not wish to report a crime of sexual violence, but want confidential help.

If you or someone you know has been the subject of sexual violence, you have the choice to contact the contact a WEAVE Confidential Advocate at (916) 568-3011 or [email protected]

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