Nanook Diversity & Action Center

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    SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH #SAAM
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    Alaska Green Dot Day
    Saturday, April 1 | 12pm | Murie 103/105

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and UAF Green Dot is kicking off the month with a Green Dot Bystander Training on Saturday, April 1, 2017. And no, it's not an Aprill Fools joke! Please join us in Murie 103/105 for a Bystander Training from 12pm-4pm on April 1, 2017. This will be our last training of the semester so make sure you don't miss it. There are only 30 seats available so make sure you sign up soon! To register for the training go to www.greendot.alaska.edu and sign up. If you have any questions you can e-mail them to uaf-greendot@alaska.edu.

    Queer Trivia (21+)
    Tuesday, April 4 | 8pm | The Pub

    We're here. We're queer. And that's right, my dear –– we're hosting Trivia at the Pub! Unravel your inner queer genius, and let loose. Get smart. Slay. All are welcome to participate, only if you're 21 or over. See you there!

    Jamie Utt Series

    • Beyond the "I" - Taking Collective Responsibility for Leadership and Positive Change
      Friday, April 7 | 1-2pm | Wood Center Room E/F
    • "Turn Down for What!?" Building Sex Positive Party Culture
      Friday, April | 7-9pm | Hess Rec
    • Action, Activism, and Allyship: Working for Social Justice at UAF and Beyond
      Saturday, April 8 | 10-2pm | Hess Rec | *Breakfast provided!

    For Sexual Assault Awareness Month NDAC has invited Jamie to share his knowledge on leadership, consent, and social justice. Since 2004, Jamie has worked as a consultant, educator, and trainer across the United States to build safer, more inclusive, and more justice-centered communities. One of the most dynamic new voices for change and inclusion today, his workshops and presentations have empowered thousands to take personal accountability for making this world a better place. At UAF, Jamie will be presenting three different workshops, including a half-day program focused on social justice. Students will have the opportunity to connect with groups and causes they care about, and commit to making UAF a safer and more inclusive environment. These workshops are free and open to all students. Please RSVP on OrgSync!

    We Believe You Book Discussion

    Tuesday, April 18 | 1pm | WC Banner Room

    More than one in five women and 5 percent of men are sexually assaulted while at college. Some survivors are coming forward; others are not. In We Believe You, students from every kind of college and university―large and small, public and private, highly selective and less so―share experiences of trauma, healing, and everyday activism, representing a diversity of races, economic and family backgrounds, gender identities, immigration statuses, interests, capacities, and loves. Theirs is a bold, irrefutable sampling of voices and stories that should speak to all. Join NDAC and RAC for a book discussion! 

    Sofie Karasek: "Breaking the Silence: The National Student Movement Against Campus Sexual Assault

    Tuesday, April 18 | 7pm | Hess Rec

    "Breaking the Silence: The National Movement Against Campus Sexual Assault" will be presented by Sofie Karasek on Tuesday, April 18th, at 7 pm in the Hess Recreation Center. Sofie Karasek, 2015 graduate of University of California, Berkeley, is an anti-sexual violence activist and co-founder of the organization End Rape on Campus (EROC). She has assisted students nationwide in holding universities accountable to Title IX, is featured in the 2015 documentary film "The Hunting Ground,” and appeared onstage with Lady Gaga for her 2016 Oscar performance in honor of sexual assault survivors. Visit this link for more of Sofie's story. 

    Run for Respect

    Sunday, April 23 | 12pm | UAF Police Station

    The Nanook Diversity and Action Center and UAF Green Dot Student Action Committee are hosting a 5K Walk/Run to engage community members in violence prevention programs in Fairbanks. The event will take place on Sunday, April 23, starting and ending at the UAF Police Department. Check-in will begin at 12pm and the race will start at 1pm. All proceeds benefit the Resource and Advocacy Center and the UAF Green Dot Student Action Committee. For more information about registration and participation, click here.

    Take Back the Night

    Friday, April 28 | 6pm | Constitution Park, Troth Yedd'ha

    Sexual and domestic violence continues to occur in epidemic proportions throughout our state, and the UAF campus is not immune. Through this international event, people across the world take back the night by using their voices to speak out against sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual abuse and all other forms of sexual violence. We welcome students, staff and faculty to walk with us. The Nanook Diversity and Action Center is proud to host Take Back the Night as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The event begins in Constitution Park Friday, April 28th, at 6 pm and the group will march to Troth Yedd'ha Park.

     


    The 2015 United Way Chili Cook Off participants helped NDAC raise $500 for the United Way!
    Our Mission

    The student-led Nanook Diversity & Action Center (NDAC) promotes a community of inclusion, social justice, and cultural pluralism by providing educational activities in collaboration with student organizations, that honor and support areas of age, gender, religion, ability, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, culture, and sexual orientation.

    NDAC goals include:

    • Increasing student awareness and appreciation for other identities/cultures.
    • Providing guidance and support to student organizations that want to program cultural events, create diversity initiatives, or provide educational opportunities that encourage cultural pluralism.
    • Providing programs that challenge the use of stereotypes.

      If you are interested in getting involved with NDAC, email uaf-ndac@alaska.edu for our current meeting time and location.

     



    The Nanook Diversity and Action Center is accepting funding applications for student organizations. Events must be focused on (1) inclusion, (2) education, (3) prevention, and (4) diversity. The applications will be reviewed during NDAC meetings. Provide as much information as possible. Applicants may be asked to further clarify certain information and/or present to the board. Apply now! (The application can be found by signing on to OrgSync. Click here to access the application.)


    RESOURCES for PREVENTION


    Alcohol and Drug Help

    Turning Point Counseling Services
    315 5th Avenue
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    907-374-7776
    www.turningpointcounselingservices.com

    Tanana Chiefs Conference
    Behavioral Health
    122 1st Avenue
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    907-452-8251
    www.tananachiefs.org

    Fairbanks Native Association
    Ralph Perdue Center
    3100 South Cushman Street
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    907-452-6251
    www.fairbanksnative.org

    Women’s and Children’s Center for Inner Healing
    1027 Evergreen Street
    Fairbanks, AK 99709
    907-451-8164
    www.fairbanksnative.org

    Hope Counseling Center
    926 Aspen Street
    Fairbanks, AK 99709
    907-451-8208
    www.hopecounselingcenter.org

    Crisis Helplines

    National Gay and Lesbian Crisis Line
    800-SOS-GAYS (24 hours)

    The Trevor Project (national)
    866-4-u-trevor (866-488-7386)
    24 hour hotline for LGBTQ youth

    Careline Crisis Intervention
    Crisis Line 24 hours
    (907) 452-HELP (4357)
    1-877-266-HELP (4357)

    Health

    Interior AIDS Association
    710 Third Ave.
    Fairbanks, AK 99707
    (907) 452-4222
    (907) 452-8176 (fax)
    www.interioraids.org

    Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence

    Interior Alaska Center for Non-Violent Living
    726 26th Ave Ste 1
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    (800) 478-7273 / (907) 452-7273 (crisis line)
    (907) 452-2293 (office)
    www.iacnvl.org/
    Domestic violence & sexual assault advocacy

    Stevie’s Place
    726 26th Avenue Ste 2
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    (907) 456-2866 Phone
    (907) 451-8125 Facsimile
    http://www.rcpcfairbanks.org/stevies_place.php
    Child advocacy


    Suicide Prevention

    Arctic Resource Center for Suicide Prevention (ARCSP)
    816 28th Ave
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    (907) 987-6829
    http://www.arcsp.org


    Churches, etc.

    Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fairbanks
    4448 Pikes Landing Road
    Fairbanks, AK 99709
    (907) 451-8838
    www.uuff.org

    Fairbanks Lutheran Church
    1012 Cowles Street
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    (907) 452-3425
    www.fairbankslutheran.org

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