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U-M students are actively participating in the effort to increase awareness of and create a dialogue about the critical issue surrounding sexual assault affecting campuses nationwide.

A variety of initiatives and events are underway to provide students and our community a valuable educational experience and the opportunity to engage on this issue:

Good Kids - a new drama by Naomi Iizuka, explores the very public aftermath of a sexual assault and its cover-up among students at a Midwest high school. Performed by the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, Department of Theatre & Drama and directed by Gillian Eaton, assistant professor of theatre & drama. The play performs Oct. 2-12 at the Arthur Miller Theatre in the Walgreen Drama Center. Tickets: League Ticket Office 734-764-2538 or  tickets.music.umich.edu

It’s On Us – a national campaign focused on bystander invention to end sexual violence.
I Will – an entirely student-led initiative to start a campus-wide conversation surrounding sexual assault.
Change It Up - new mandatory bystander intervention training for all first-year students at U-M being offeredOct. 1-Nov. 6.
Guest speaker: Dr. Chris Kilmartin - author of "The Masculine Self" and expert on gender and violence prevention, Oct. 1 at 7 PM and Oct. 2 at 9 AM at the Rackham Amphitheatre.

Expect Respect: Flip the Script encourages students to explore the role the community plays in shifting the culture that surrounds sexual assault.

A cohort of student ambassadors from the Department of Theatre & Drama have received expert training by professionals from U-M’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC) in bystander awareness and sexual assault prevention techniques. Exploring the notion of “Expect Respect: Flip the Script” as a vital force in our society, these trained student ambassadors offer a short program featuring excerpts from the play, role-plying exercises, and guided discussion. Designed to travel to schools and classes, the program is available free of charge by appointment.

For more information on initiative efforts, contact Emily Fischer at emjfisch@umich.edu.


Jennifer Knapp
Department Administrator
Theatre & Drama Department
School of Music, Theatre & Dance
University of Michigan
1226 Murfin Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1212
734/764-5351