Moraine Valley Support Services for Sexual Assault Victims

A short discussion about services available to students who are victims of sexual assault. This podcast with Counselors Souzan Naser and Sharon Brennan was held in preparation for the One Book program on the book, We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out. For more information visit onebook.morainevalley.edu.

Moraine Valley Support and Services for Sexual Assault Victims

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Changing the Narratives on Sexual Assault and Sexual Violence

A short discussion about the myths related to sexual assault. This podcast with Counselors Souzan Naser and Sharon Brennan was held in preparation for the One Book program on the book, We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out. For more information visit onebook.morainevalley.edu.

Changing the Narratives on Sexual Assault and Sexual Violence

The audio of this discussion is available below:

Fall Preview We Believe You

Preview of the 2017-2018 One Book Program on We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out by Annie E. Clark & Andrea L. Pino. For more information visit: http://onebook.morainevalley.edu

Fall Preview: We Believe You | One Book, One College, 2017-2018

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Fall Preview 2017 Graphic Novel Symposium

We preview the 2017 Graphic Novel Symposium which will be held on September 27 and 28, 2017. This event will feature artists, writers, gamers, and topics on pop culture. Learn more at:
http://ext.morainevalley.edu/comicsculture.
Fall Preview: 2017 Graphic Novel Symposium

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Graphic Novel Reporting in New York Stories

The New York Times Magazine is long-standing icon in reporting and story telling, and each year it releases its “New York Stories” issue focusing on stories around New York City. This past week it did something different. New York Stories was done as a comic book. It was a graphic novel version of New York stories (read the online version here). 

For perspective this, read this AdWeek piece, “New York Times Magazine Goes All Comics for Its Latest Issue.”

2017-2018 One Book to focus on campus sexual assault

Annie E. Clark and Andrea L. Pino’s book We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out has been selected as the 2017-2018 One Book, One College text. Copies of the books are available in the Library for checkout or for sale in the College Bookstore.

The One Book program will focus on a range of themes relating to sexual assault, victim advocacy, healthy relationships, and others. Visit the One Book, We Believe You website for more information. This program is a collaboration between the Library, Counseling and Career Development, and the College Bookstore.

The following events are part of the proposed schedule of events:

It’s On Us… To Create An Environment Where Everyone Feels Safe
Tuesday, September 12, 11am -12:15pm, Building L, Library Lounge
Sexual assault on college campuses is a national issue and we here at Moraine Valley Community College are doing our part to address it. More than one in five women in college are victims of sexual assault and misconduct during their time in university. This workshop will provide an understanding of the dynamics of sexual assault. Additionally students will learn common answers to questions regarding this sensitive topic and learn about bystander intervention and the five steps to safely intervene. Remember, It’s On Us… all of us!

The Hunting Ground Film Screening & Discussion of Campus Sexual Assault
Thursday, September 21st, 12:30pm-1:45pm, Library Lounge, Building L
The Hunting Ground is the 2015 documentary that ignited the national debate about campus sexual assault. It highlights the failings and challenges of colleges and universities as victims seeks support and justice. This event will use a portion of the documentary as a way to talk about campus sexual assault. This will include a discussion of the support services and processes that are in place at Moraine Valley to address sexual assault, harassment, and misconduct.

Building Healthy Relationships & Sexual Health
Thursday, October 12th, 9:30 am-10:45am, Library Lounge, Building L
This program will address sociological, psychological and practical ideas and concerns related to sexual health and relationships. Topics may include sex positivity, obtaining consent, consensual sex, communication, STD/STI prevention and dispelling sexual myths and misconceptions.

Special Event: “Sex Signals” by Catharsis Productions
Tuesday, October 24th, 11am-12:15pm, Moraine Rooms, Building M
“Sex Signals is an interactive, relevant, and often-hilarious exploration of the cultural messaging we receive about gender, sexuality, sexual health and intimate relationships. Sex Signals enables audiences to identify intervention strategies and positively change the way they think, communicate and act by encouraging bystander intervention in all aspects of their life.”

“Understanding Violence within the LGBTQ Community”
Thursday, November 9th, 11am, Library Lounge, Building L
Presenters from the Center on Halsted will review the unique and specific issues of violence within the LGBTQ community and how they differ from heterosexual communities. Presenter will focus on the areas of domestic violence, sexual assault, and hate crimes. Presenter will also provide tips and resources to those working with LGBTQ people who have experienced violence.

Student Speak Out: A Public Narrative on Social Issues

We are excited to host a series of student presentations on a range of social issues. These discussions are available on the library’s YouTube channel (links below).

These students are in Mike McGuire’s composition classes. They are presenting their research and experiences on their service learning projects.


Student Speak Out: A Public Narrative on Social Issues (Day 1 Session 1)

Student Speak Out: A Public Narrative on Social Issues (Day 1 Session 2)

Student Speak Out: A Public Narrative on Social Issues (Day 2 Session 1)

Student Speak Out: A Public Narrative on Social Issues (Day 2 Session 2)

Student Speak Out: A Public Narrative on Social Issues (Day 2, session 3)

Student Speak Out: A Public Narrative on Social Issues (Day 3, session 1)

Hamilton: The Revolution Co-Author Jeremy McCarter at Moraine Valley

Moraine Valley Community College hosted Jeremy McCarter, co-author of “Hamilton: The Revolution,” Thursday, April 20, 2017 in the Dorothy Menker Theater, Fine Arts and Performing Center. McCarter’s presentation was part of Moraine Valley’s One Book, One College, a collaborative effort between the college’s Library and Bookstore. The event is made possible by Moraine Valley’s Liberal Arts and Student Engagement subdivisions, and the Library.

Hamilton: The Revolution Co-Author Jeremy McCarter at Moraine Valley

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