UW Bothell Offers Educational Events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Friday, April 10, 2009
CONTACT: Elizabeth Fischtziur - (425) 352-3636 -

BOTHELL, Wash. - The University of Washington Bothell is planning two educational events in April to draw attention to Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Each event is offered as an opportunity to allow attendees a venue to learn about and understand the effects of sexual assault, the healing and recovery process and community resources that are available to survivors.

The first event is "Step Up, Don't Step Back: Preventing Sexual Violence," an interactive presentation featuring Melissa Tumas of the Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Information Services at UW Seattle and Rebecca Milliman from Harborview Children's Response Center. Tumas and Milliman will discuss ways in which we can all contribute to ending sexual assault and relationship violence. The event will be held Tuesday, April 28, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in UW1-220 and is open to the public.

The second event is "Finding Your Inner Voice through Creative Expression," an exploratory workshop by Faith Simonelli, a UW Bothell Master of Arts in Cultural Studies graduate student. Simonelli will discuss the importance of finding inner peace through creative expression and students will have opportunities to explore a variety of techniques. The event will be held Wednesday, April 29, 1:30-3:00 p.m. in UW1-061 and is open to members of the UW Bothell and Cascadia Community College communities. People interested in the workshop should RSVP to Kari Lerum at {Note: this event is reserved for UW Bothell/CCC students, however, the media is invited}

For additional event information contact Sam E Al-Khoury, UW Bothell's Coordinator for Recreation and Wellness, 425-352-3686.

The University of Washington is committed to providing equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodations, please contact Disability Support Services at least ten days prior to the event at 425.352.5307, TDD 425.352.5303, FAX 425.352.5455, or email

About UW Bothell: The University of Washington Bothell was founded in 1990 to serve King and Snohomish counties and north Puget Sound area students seeking bachelor's and master's degrees. UW Bothell offers degree programs in applied computing, business, nursing, education, computing and software systems, interdisciplinary arts and sciences, cultural studies, and policy studies.