How To Not Be That Guy

Sexual assault prevention campaign launched by UPEI Student Union

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Students attending UPEI are being asked to take part in a day-long leadership training that will help them recognize and prevent sexual assault, and how not to be a bystander.

A series of posters on campus show pictures of UPEI students with messages about sexual assault. (UPEI Student Union)

See the event details below.

Time: Saturday, November 21, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Place: UPEI - Andrew Hall, Room 142, 550 University Avenue
Admission: free, includes snacks and lunch
If you have any dietary restrictions, please contact Michelle MacCallum,  and we will do our best to accomodate your needs. 

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Event Details

Why are so many guys getting into trouble for bad behaviour against women?

Do you feel confused about what is okay to say and what isn't anymore?

You know you are a decent, respectful guy but can't help but wonder why women cross the street when they see you coming. You get that women have learned to fear men but it makes you sad. 

There is so much discussion about "consent culture vs. rape culture" but you aren't really clear about any of it. You know that being a by-stander means you have a responsibility to keep others safe, but maybe you are still confused on when you should and how.  You are interested in dating but wonder how trust, respect, and consent play out in a relationship.

It's confusing and frustrating because you don't think you are behaving badly. It seems like everything is shifting and you just want to understand how to fit into it all.

UPEI, White Ribbon Campaign and the RESPECT Project are teaming up to provide an opportunity for guys to explore their role in creating by-stander culture, consent and maintaining healthy relationships – and how they can contribute to safety and well-being for the campus community.

This day long training will help you understand why this issue is important to guys, even when they have no intention of harming, harassing or assaulting anyone. The training breaks down the stereotypes of what "masculinity" means in our culture and how those stereotypes impact relationships.

You will receive a certificate for completing this leadership training.

The workshop will be co-facilitated by Scott Brown and Brad Deighan of the RESPECT Project and Kevin Vowles, Community Engagement Manager with White Ribbon Canada. White Ribbon is the world’s largest movement of men and boys working to end violence against women and girls, promote gender equity, healthy relationships and a new vision of masculinity. RESPECT is a project that is managed by PEI Rape and Sexual Assualt Centre.