Speak Out

Sharing with Survivors Speak Out

Held on Tuesday, April 4, 2023 from 7 pm until 10 pm
In the Kalamazoo Room in the Michigan League or via Zoom

Note – there will be a service dog in attendance. Trigger warning: sexual violence – an advocate from SafeHouse will be in attendance.

Come together to share stories of sexual violence and healing. Advocates and allies welcome to share.

Refreshments provided. Bring your pillows and blankets as we sit together in a circle and share our experiences.

You must register if you want to be part of the Zoom piece –https://forms.gle/2uaCCfRraY5PsAU17

You can use a pseudonym for your name, but please use the same one when you log onto the Zoom. Actions we are taking to ensure the security and safety of the call. We will send out the Zoom link to only those who have filled out the online RSVP form. You must fill out the form if you would like to join. The zoom will require a password to enter, which will be given to you, along with the zoom link, when you sign up.

You will first enter a waiting room, to make sure everyone joining has signed up. A host will let you in. (You can also change your name to remain anonymous during this time, and turn off your camera, so no one will have any time where they might see your name or face if you do not want that).

Ground Rules: If you have access to headphones, we ask that you please wear them to ensure confidentiality to the people who are sharing.
Chats will be disabled – you are only able to message the hosts.
If you would like to share your story but do not feel comfortable, you can write out what you would like to share and email it to us or give it to a volunteer who will share it for you, confidentially. Email to usar-tbtn-team@umich.edu.
Zoom hosts have the ability to remove anyone from the call if we feel you are violating these rules or making the space unsafe in any way.
There will be multiple co hosts monitoring the call who will have this ability
By signing up, you agree to these rules and promise to be respectful throughout the entirety of the Speak Out. Remember, this can be a scary and challenging experience, and we are doing everything in our power to make this experience safe and welcoming for everyone. Thank you!

In order to keep this a safe space for survivors, no media is allowed.   Also, due to the new rules in Title IX where University employees are required to report an assaults that occur on campus, we ask that University employees not attend.    If you are a student and a University employee, please attend as a student.   Thank you for your consideration.