Campus Education & Events

Campus Events

As an awareness and resource agency, we host several events a year that focus on engaging students that may not otherwise seek assistance. The purpose of these events is to bring awareness and educate the UNLV community about the issues of sexual and domestic violence within the lives of UNLV’s diverse student body. We want to create a space where victim-survivors are given a platform to make themselves visible on campus and create a community of support for all survivors.

Prevention, Education, and Outreach

Our mission is to grant access to knowledge, increase sensitivity, and change individual attitudes about interpersonal violence through presentations, discussions, and workshops around campus activism and violence prevention. To accomplish our mission, we facilitate educational workshops and presentations, and staff outreach tables at campus events.

CARE Presentations

The CARE (Campus Advocacy Resource Empowerment) Advocates are committed to promoting a culture of non-violence at UNLV. One way we seek to accomplish this is through CARE Presentations, which are interpersonal violence prevention and education workshops. We facilitate CARE Presentations in both academic and social settings. Professors can add to their students’ learning experience by requesting an in-class presentation or Registered Student Organizations can request a presentation for their members.

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Available In-Class Presentations - Facilitated By CARE Advocates

*An advocate will stay 10-15 minutes after a presentation to support any presentation participants*

We CARE 101
  • This presentation gives an overview of the services offered by the Jean Nidetch Women’s Center and its victim-advocacy group, the CARE Advocates.
  • Time: 10-20 minutes
  • Learning Objectives
    By the end of this lesson, participants will be able to:
    1. Identify services offered by JNWC and it’s victim-advocacy group, the CARE Advocates
    2. Locate campus resources
Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby
  • This presentation helps students on campus learn about communication skills that promote a culture of consent.
  • Time: 60 minutes
  • Learning Objectives
    By the end of this lesson, participants will be able to:
    1. Define sexual consent
    2. Discuss the different ways a person can give consent
    3. Identify the signs when person does not want to have sex
    4. Locate JNWC and campus resources
“I know you want it” How Sexual Violence is Normalized
  • This presentation incorporates information from feminist theory to discuss how sexual violence is normalized and perpetuated on campus through rape culture.
  • Time: 60 minutes
  • Learning Objectives
    By the end of this lesson, participants will be able to:
    1. Define rape culture, healthy and unhealthy masculinity
    2. Discuss the influence of popular culture, media and pornography in rape culture
    3. Analyze how individuals perpetuate rape culture and unhealthy masculinity
    4. Locate JNWC and campus resources
Keeping a Survivor in School: Interpersonal Violence (IPV) Facts and Resources
  • This presentation explains the complexities of IPV and informs students on campus with important resources and support.
  • Time: 60 minutes
  • Learning Objectives
    By the end of this lesson, participants will be able to:
    1. Define sexual consent
    2. Discuss the different ways a person can give consent
    3. Identify the signs when person does not want to have sex
    4. Locate JNWC and campus resources
The Power of Romance in Relationships
  • This presentation explores healthy, unhealthy and abusive relationships and helps students on campus develop healthy boundaries.
  • Time: 60 minutes
  • Learning Objectives
    By the end of this lesson, participants will be able to:
    1. Define healthy, unhealthy, and abusive relationships
    2. Discuss power and control in relationships
    3. Identify emotional, physical, and digital boundaries
    4. Locate JNWC and campus resources
Walking the Walk Activity
  • This activity explores the issues and emotions that survivors of sexual violence face every day. Participants will learn about the responses from family, friends, and community members that victims receive and the decisions they have to make immediately following a sexual assault. Following the activity, a guided discussion will take place.
  • Time: 60 minutes

Special Request/Outside of Class Presentations – Facilitated by the Prevention Education Coordinator

*An advocate will stay 10-15 minutes after a presentation to support any presentation participants*

At the Margins: An Intersectional Perspective on Interpersonal Violence
  • This presentation provides a nuanced understanding of the experiences of IPV in communities that are oppressed.
  • Time: 60 minutes
  • Learning Objectives
    By the end of this lesson, participants will be able to:
    1. Define Intersectionality in relation to IPV
    2. Review the role of oppression, historical, and generational truama, and institutional discrimination
    3. Discuss cultural considerations to address the needs of marginalized communities
    4. Locate JNWC and campus resources
Let Me Study: Sexual Harassment on Campus
  • This presentation gives an overview of the implications of sexual harassment and encourages students to take an active role in addressing the behavior on campus.
  • Time: 60 minutes
  • Learning Objectives
    By the end of this lesson, participants will be able to:
    1. Define sexual harassment
    2. Discuss the #MeToo social movement against sexual harassment and assault
    3. Analyze gender norms and individual beliefs that perpetuate the behavior
    4. Locate JNWC and campus resources