C.A.R.E. Awareness Programming

C.A.R.E. programs aim to engage the UR community to raise awareness and spark discussion around consent, healthy relationships, healthy sexuality, and violence prevention, and to build a safer campus community. Check out some of our annual programs below!

Red Flag Campaign

The Red Flag Campaign is a initiative of the Virginia Sexual & Domestic Action Alliance that uses a bystander intervention strategy to address and prevent sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking on college campuses. The campaign encourages friends and other campus community members to say something when they see warning signs (“red flags”) for sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking in a friend’s relationship. The C.A.R.E. participated in the Red Flag Campaign every October; keep an eye out for the Red Flag display in front of Boatwright Library and the posters around campus to learn more about red flags and investing in bystander intervention.

Love YoUR Valentine

Relationships, whether they are platonic, romantic, familial, all require C.A.R.E. and attention. Love Your Valentine is an annual event in February to promote healthy relationships through skills, tools, and self-reflection. Stop by the C.A.R.E. to grab resources for healthy relationships with ourselves and others!

My Costume is Not My Consent

“My Costume is Not My Consent” is a campus-wide poster campaign to spread the message that no matter what someone is wearing on Halloween (and every other day) they are never “asking for it”. Consent can never be assumed based on the way someone is dressed (or any other reason)!

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is nationally recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM for short). Along with UR’s ongoing prevention efforts, SAAM highlights the opportunity to raise awareness about sexual violence, to teach our campus community how to prevent it, and to support survivors. The C.A.R.E. participates in SAAM with programming throughout the month of April

The Clothesline Project

Each year, will students organize The Clothesline Project. The project raises awareness about interpersonal violence by allowing those affected by violence to anonymously express their emotions and experiences on T-shirts, which are then hung on a clothesline and displayed on campus.

Students can participate in this project and display by creating a shirt that shows the impact relationship or sexual vioelnce has had on their life. The Clothesline Project is then displayed on campus during SAAM.

Take Back the Night

TBTN is an annual event in which members of the UR community can share their story about how sexual violence has impacted their life or come to show their solidarity and commitment to ending sexual violence.

TBTN is an annual event that unites students who are taking a stand against sexual violence. TBTN provides survivors and other students an opportunity to speak out about how sexual violence has impacted their lives and allows their peers to show their solidarity and commitment to ending sexual violence.

Take Back the Night is the earliest worldwide effort to combat sexual and interpersonal violence. This name was first used in the 1970s when incidents of violence and subsequent protests against these actions gained widespread media attention. To learn more about the history of TBTN, you can visit the Take Back the Night Foundation website.

For more information about TBTN at the University of Richmond or if you are interested in participating, you can reach out and contact the C.A.R.E..

Denim Day

Denim Day occurs every year on a Wednesday in April, in which millions of people across the world wear denim to practice solidarity and support survivors. Wear denim to show that clothing does not equal consent. To learn more about the history, visit this website about Denim Day.

To learn more about other C.A.R.E. programs and initiatives or get involved with the C.A.R.E., sign up to be a Peer Educator or visit us on the 3rd Floor of the Well-Being Center!