Co-hosted with other offices on campus, including the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies, Violence Prevention Office, and the Office of Health Promotion, Sex Week’s purpose is to provide fact-based information about sexual health, consent, safe sex, gender identities, sexualities, and healthy relationships. The events are voluntary and free.
Three critically important goals are to decrease sexually transmitted diseases, prevent sexual violence, and decrease gender-related violence, all of which are too prevalent among young adults.
Calendar of Events:
Monday, September 11
Sponsored by FEMISS
129 Lamar Hall ~ 6pm
FEMISS, a student organization, will host a screening of Jackson, a documentary by Maisie Crow that follows three women involved in the debate surrounding women’s health and the last abortion clinic in the state of Mississippi. The film debuted in 2016 and won numerous awards at film festivals. A facilitated discussion will follow the screening.
Tuesday, September 12
Cosponsored by the Office of Violence Prevention and RASA
Lyceum Circle ~ 11 am – 1 pm
Learn more about affirmative consent and utilize your consent skills by playing games and talking with peer educators.
Wednesday, September 13
Wellness Wednesday: Sexual Health Education
Sponsored by the Office of Health Promotion
Galtney-Lott Plaza ~ 10 am – 2 pm
Students frequently enter college without adequate sexual health knowledge, and subsequently, often engage in sexual behaviors that place them at increased risk for unintended health outcomes. Wellness Wednesday will be a positive and respectful approach to sexual health and sexual relationships. Our objective is to engage student to make positive, well informed choices regarding their own sexual health. Educational and campus resources will be available.
Office of Violence Prevention: The Violence Prevention Office promotes awareness of the realities of dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. The office also provides education and training for students, faculty and staff concerning these topics. The office serves as a confidential advocate to assist victims of these offenses and as a liaison between the University and local resource groups. http://violenceprevention.olemiss.edu/
Office of Health Promotion: Our mission is to advocate for well-informed, healthful choices and encourage students to strive for wellness in a positive, empowering, open and inclusive environment. http://healthpromotion.olemiss.edu/
Sarah Isom Center: The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies educates about issues of gender and sexuality, promotes interdisciplinary research and intersectional analysis related to gender and sexuality, and advocates for diversity, equity, and inclusion to empower our students, faculty, staff, and the larger community. https://sarahisomcenter.org/historymission/