MUAV Rams Game, Saturday October 21st 2:00pm
The October 21st Home game at Mosaic Stadium will be featuring the MUAV movement. A new MUAV PSA entitled “MUAV – Redefining the Locker Room” will be screened at half time featuring the Rams Coaches and Players. This will be a first in a series of PSAs supported by UofR Athletics. The Rams will be wearing purple athletic tape and we will have swag for sale and purple fan giveaways. MUAV will also be partnering with JC Realty and Jason Clermont in the AGT Lounge that afternoon.
University of Regina Athletics
Our new Director of Athletics is heading up the latest Team Photo Shoot with all our University of Regina Cougar and Rams teams entitled “UofR Athletics – Proud Supporters of Man Up Against Violence”. This promotion will be unveiled with a statement from Director Lisa Robertson outlining initiatives that support the work of MUAV and the Office of Gendered Violence.
Purple Pancake Breakfast Kickoff , Monday October 23rd, 8:30pm
Purple Pancakes have become a signifier of the fantastic upcoming week planned in October at the UofR!. Celebrities, political figures and our own campus leadership are scheduled to flip and deliver first thing Monday morning! Can’t wait to see our Chief of Police Evan Bray in a purple apron!
MUAV Student tabling – JSSS, Amnesty Int, Engineers w/o Boarders, Monday – Thursday 9:30am-1:00pm
MUAV students will partner with the Justice Students Society, Amnesty International Student Group and Engineers Without Boarders to host tabling in the Riddel Centre to discuss the mission of MUAV, Saskatchewan violence prevention initiatives and all our activities on campus throughout the week.
UofR Campus Security / Regina Police Service (RPS) Tuesday 1:00pm-3:00pm
The UofR Campus Security, along with our RPS liaison, UofR women’s centre, the URSU Student Advocate, the Saskatchewan SAFE nurses, and Regina Sexual Assault Centre will work together to raise awareness around our UR Campus options and processes involved in reporting Sexual Assault. This team will host an information Expo on Tuesday of our MUAV week.
CPAV – Peacemakers Breakfast, Wednesday 8:00am – 10:00am
In partnership with MUAV and the UofR Office of Gendered Violence Prevention, the Community Partnership Against Violence (CPAV) will host its Peacemakers Breakfast. CPAV includes Sask Provincial Assault Services and transition houses. Guest speaker is slated to be Attiya Khan, the director of a most recent Canadian documentary on domestic abuse called A Better Man. This documentary will be screened on campus the same day as the Peacemakers Breakfast. Tables can be purchased here
Campus Documentary Screening, Wednesday 1:00pm-3:00pm
A Better Man is a 2017 Canadian documentary film co-directed by Attiya Khan and Lawrence Jackman in which Khan, a survivor of domestic abuse as well as a domestic abuse counselor, meets with her former abuser to see if he can take responsibility for his actions. A Better Man was crowd-sourced through an Indiegogo campaign, with Feist among the contributing 10,000. The campaign went on to raise over $110,000 – one of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns in Canadian history.
MUAV Outreach Workshops
The MUAV Outreach team will be providing various workshops and educational sessions throughout the week° on topics such as Healthy Masculinities, Healthy Relationships and Consent. This team consists of representatives from UR Athletics, UR Pride, UR International, UR Campus Security, UR Residence and others.
The YWCA of Regina will be hosting an event on our UofR campus to raise awareness around victim blaming and question common stereotypes underpinning sexual assault and intimate partner violence. They will be hosting a Pop Up Shop called Blame’ (pronounced BLAMEH). More on this award-winning campaign can be found here https://www.tbwacannes2017.com/60-blame/
Sask Fed Labour & URFA/CUPE
The Saskatchewan Federation of Labor will be hosting an information table with our UofR Faculty Association and the University Employees Union CUPE 1975 to speak to the most recent matters around domestic violence in the workplace. This includes awareness and training along with current legislation addressing paid leave benefits for those affected by DV. This table will also work to raise funds for the RSAC by selling Hill Berg and Berk special addition earrings.
Provincial Association of Transition Houses of Saskatchewan- News Conference
On Friday morning, MUAV, and OGVP and our External Relations will partner with PATHS to host a News Conference around the findings and outcomes from a recent federal grant tasked to look at the issues and impacts of domestic violence in the workplace.
Sask Chamber of Commerce / JDC West Students
A partnership between the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce and JDC West Students is scheduled for Friday afternoon. A mentoring social will focus on discussions around the outcomes of the PATHS news conference and the role of business in addressing the effects of intimate partner violence in the work place.
MUAV WTGR / RCMP
A partnership between the File Hills Qu’appelle Tribal Council / Qu’appelle Haven Safe Shelter and the University of Regina Man Up Against Violence movement has brought to our campus a means by which to address local Indigenous masculinities and healthy relationships through traditional southern Saskatchewan indigenous teachings. A similar agreement has been signed with our RCMP. We are working towards making a mutual announcement about details of delivery of the Walk The Good Road program during our MUAV week.
University of Regina Alumni
Joanne Ogilvie is a University of Regina Alumni and a survivor of Sexual Assault. She was heavily involved in the Jian Ghomeshi trial and will be working to create a visual instillation (similar to the Red Zone campaign) that communicates how best to support survivors of SA. Ogilvie would like to dispel the myth that once the major fallout of the assault is over that survivors can simply get over it and go on as though everything is back to normal. This instillation will communicate ways we can all support survivors in their often extensive healing and recovery.
Our University of Regina Student Union executive will work with an international visiting performance artist Mr. Richard DiDominicci to bring a unique and fun project. This performance will be underpinned by the need to question common gender norms that contribute to unhealthy masculinities. We have yet to know the details of the surprises they have in store!
The Lazy Owl
In partnership with MUAV, OGVP and the YWCA, the Owl will undertake the Never Blame the Victim coaster campaign. This will include using coasters to convey this message along with informational video clips that will be shown periodically through the day.
Provincial IVP Strategy Meetings
On Monday, The UofR is arranging to host the next full day meeting of stakeholders currently involved in the Provincial Strategy to address Domestic and Interpersonal Violence in the Province of Saskatchewan. These stakeholders include but are not limited to Sask Ministry of Justice, Social Services and Post-Secondary Education, Health Canada, INAC, FSIN, RCMP, Municipal Policing, PATHS, SASS, STOPS, FNUC, Univ of Sask and Sask Poly Tech.