Workshop Materials

Carly — I Owe You Support

Survivor Support 101 Video

Overview

I Owe You Support is a survivor support story told by Carly, a former student. She tells a story of a friend who was sexually assaulted and needed her support. Carly tells her what she wished someone had told her.

Play Carly’s video at a workshop/training, a sporting event, and any place where you have an audience. If you are in a smaller group setting, use the following questions to discuss the video.

Questions

  1. What was this video about? What did this story mean to you?
  2. Why is it significant that a real student was telling a real story?
  3. Why was it important for Carly to offer her support?
  4. If Carly did not feel like she was able or had the capacity to support this friend, what are some of the things she could have done to ensure she received support?
  5. Carly offered a listening ear, reminders of her sister’s strength and reassurance that she will get through this. What are other examples of what one could say to a friend who discloses an assault?
  6. It can be difficult to support a friend who has experienced trauma. What are some ways to ensure you are taking care of yourself after providing support?

Christina — I Owe You Consent

Sexual Assault Awareness/Consent Education 101 Video

Overview

I Owe You Consent is Christina’s survivor story. She is a former student and current survivor activist. She share the story of a night when she did not consent to any sexual activity and the effects that night has had on the rest of her life.

Play Christina’s video at the training, a sporting event, and any place where you have an audience. If you are in a smaller group setting, use the following questions to discuss the video.

Questions

  1. What was the video about? Is there a call to action?
  2. Why is it significant that a real student was telling a real story?
  3. What are some way Christina describes her trauma being manifested?
  4. Christina talks about who she would look over her shoulder at every turn in her college town for the two years following her assault. Why did she do this so often and for so long?
  5. What are some of the things that Christina did after her assault as part of her own personal healing process?
  6. What are some examples of ways we can identify if consent was given?

Vlad — I Owe You Action

Bystander Education 101 Video

Overview

I Owe You Action is a bystander intervention story told by Vlad, a former student. He tells a story of a night when he saw something risky happening and he decided to take action and intervene. Being an active bystander is something anyone can do – there are many ways to take action to prevent a potential sexual assault.

Play Vlad’s video at a workshop/training, a sporting event, and any place where you have an audience. If you are in a smaller group setting, use the following questions to discuss the video.

Questions

  1. What was this video about? What did the story mean to you?
  2. Why is it significant that a real student was telling a real story?
  3. Are the feelings Vlad describes at the party something that you have related to before?
  4. Why was it important for Vlad to go back to have a conversation with the person exhibiting risky behavior about the incidents even after removing him from the party?
  5. What are some reasons Vlad recognized this situation to be risky?
  6. What are some other ways Vlad could have responded to this risky behavior if he was not comfortable going up to this person directly?