Groups

Action Against Sexual Violence
Earlham Men’s Forum
Positive Sexuality House
LGBTQ House
Spectrum
Response Training Program

Action Against Sexual Violence

Action Against Sexual Violence

Meeting time/place: Thursdays @ 7 in Runyan basement
Description:
Since 1990, Action Against Sexual Violence has been an active student-led organization at Earlham College. We are recognized by the college, and our funding comes primarily from the Student Organizations Council (SOC) branch of student government on a semester-by-semester basis. Every fall, we organize and run Sexual Violence Awareness Week, and we have traditionally planned and led Take Back the Night every spring. AASV was responsible for the initiation of the Sexual Assault Survivors’ program and the installation of the lamps illuminating the Heart of Earlham College.

Our central goal is the elimination of sexual violence, and we strive to raise awareness about sexual violence and how it can be prevented using a diverse range of methods. We believe that education is the key to prevention, and that successful prevention involves comprehensive community effort in fighting the roots of sexual violence. For our efforts at reducing sexual violence, our work has been recognized for excellence by the Genesis Woman’s Shelter of the YWCA in Richmond, Indiana.

Activities:

  • Sexual Violence Awareness Week
  • The Positive Sex!uality Campaign
  • Take Back the Night

Convener: Lizzy Denny (ladenny09@earlham.edu)
Website: http://www.earlham.edu/aasv

Earlham Men’s Forum

Meeting time/place: Fridays @ noon above the coffee shop in Runyan
Description: The Earlham Men’s Forum is an autonomous student run group of those who sexually identify as male. The goals of the group will be to facilitate the discussion of masculinity as it relates to the individual and society and to actively shape the concept of masculinity through progressive action relating to the issue of sexual violence. To that end the Men’s Forum will seek to create a safe space for those who identify as male. The Men’s Forum is not heterospecific and is open to homosexual and transgendered men. The Men’s Forum will collaborate with other groups on campus in building coalition and community on the issue of gender awareness and sexual violence. Ideally all involved, including the wider community will gain an increased understanding and appreciation of themselves and their own gender identity.

Activities:

  • Potluck dinner & discussions
  • Open gender BBQ’s 

Conveners: Roger Clayton (reclayt09@earlham.edu), Alex Morrone (ajmorro10@earlham.edu), Adam Moskowitz (afmosko10@earlham.edu)
Website: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=148750546518&v=wall

Positive Sexuality House

Cutter House

Meeting time/place:  440 College Avenue
Description:
Positive Sexuality House is a new theme house to begin in fall 2012. Residents will help organize positive sexuality events on campus and have dance parties with responsible practices in place such as well-lit rooms and bystander intervention. More information to come soon.

Activities:

  • TBD

Convener: N/A
Website: N/A

LGBTQ House

Teetor House

Meeting time/place: 322 College Avenue
Description: LGTQ House at Earlham College is also known as the Queer Cultural Center. This is the fourth year that his Living Learning House has existed as such. Our intention is to provide a safe place on campus for LGBTQ people in the community. If you are interested in living in the house next year, please contact someone at the house x2967.
Activities:

  • Coming out support group
  • Movies
  • Potlucks
  • Open house
  • Other events

Convener: Donnie Smith (drsmith07@earlham.edu)
Website: http://legacy.earlham.edu/~lgbt/house.html

Spectrum

Meeting time/place: Tuesdays @ 9:15p in Teetor House
Description: Spectrum is a positive transgender, bisexual, gay, lesbian, transsexual, and ally collegiate community organization with the purpose of providing support, engendering community, and promoting activism at Earlham College as well as in Richmond, Indiana. Everyone is welcome to participate in Spectrum meetings and activities, and if you have special needs, contact the convenors and we will make accomadations.
Activities:

  • Coming out support group
  • Gender Bender
  • Pride Week

Convener: Jesse Maltz (eqmaltz09@earlham.edu)
Website: http://legacy.earlham.edu/~spectrum/

Response Training Program

Meeting time/place: Wednesdays @ 7p
Description: Earlham will be training students to respond to survivors of sexual violence and provide them resources by Spring 2013. More information to come soon.

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