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Illinois Safety Week

Illinois Safety Week 2016 

This special week will be held on all three Illinois campuses, highlighting and educating the university community on issues of safety. The theme of Peace, Respect, and Community will be carried out throughout the week as our campus focuses on the issues of alcohol and other drugs, sexual assault/harassment, and creating a welcoming campus. The Urbana-Champaign campus will celebrate February 22-26, 2016

Calendar of Events:

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Wednesday, February 17 (pre-Safety Week event)

International Students' Safety: Tips and Strategies - OIIR, UIPD
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Asian American Cultural Center
Event Details: This interactive workshop will be led by the UIPD with demonstrations of self-defense skills, case studies of common scams targeted toward international students, and supplying campus resources for international students.
*Chance to win Illini basketball tickets by attending!

Monday, February 22

Illini Alert Registration Drive - presented by OIIR, the Native American House, and UIPD
Time: All week/all day (Feb. 15-26)
Location: Native American House
Event Details: The Native American House will be holding a week long drive (February 22-26) to get students signed up for the Illini-Alert emergency notification system. Emphasis on first-year and transfer students.
*Chance to win Illini basketball tickets by attending!

Dangers of Social Media - presented by RSO Office and Public Affairs
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
Location: Illini Union Room 407
Event Details: This workshop will help students recognize the dangers of social media and provide them with tips on how to be safe and smart about the choices they are making on social media.
*Chance to win Illini basketball tickets by attending!

Stay Safe on the Streets - presented by OIIR and the UIPD
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Location: Illini Union room 405
Event Details: Unfortunately, queer and trans students and students of color are subject to extremely high rates of street harassment. At this program, officers from UIPD and OIIR's Adopt-a-Cop program will be talking about strategies to stay safe around campus and on the streets and how to step in if you witness others experiencing harassment. There will be a meet and greet with the officers directly following the presentation. Light refreshments will be provided. This program is supported by the LGBT Resource Center, Diversity and Social Justice Education, La Casa Cultural Latina, Native American House, and UIPD.
*Chance to win Illini basketball tickets by attending!

CHAI Time: Addressing Sexual Assault on Campus - presented by Asian American Cultural Center and Delta Kappa Delta
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Location: Asian American Cultural Center
Event Details: Conversation addressing sexual assault on campus. Snacks and hot beverages will be served.

Be Your Own Boss - presented by the Counseling Center
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Ikenberry Commons - SDRP room 2050
Event Details: A collaboration between Inner Voices and ASAP that will utilize live theater and group discussion to increase and expand students' current skills, knowledge, and overall safety about alcohol or other drugs. This is intended to help prevent negative consequences that are likely to happen from using to the point of impairment. Specific drugs addressed will be alcohol, heroin, prescription drugs, and MDMA (Molly).

Tuesday, February 23

McKinley Hot Spot - presented by the McKinley Health Center
Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: PAR lobby
Event Details: McKinley will be on site supplying information and giveaway items addressing the areas of alcohol, consent, sexual safety, and general wellness. Health Educators will be available to answer questions and provide information.

International Student Spotlight Series: Max Huambachano - presented by International Student and Scholar Services
Time: 3-4:30 p.m.
Location: Urban Outfitters Building (507 E. Green St.) - Room 411
Event Details: International Student Spotlight Series is a student led presentation and discussion about culture. In this particular session of the series, Max Huambachano, will share aspects of his Peruvian culture and shed light on some of the cultural complexities he encountered in the United States.

Wednesday, February 24

Fire Safety - presented by RSO Office
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
Location: Illini Union Room 314B
Event Details: Come learn about proper use of grills and grease when cooking and using fire during events and programs.
*Chance to win Illini basketball tickets by attending!

Bicycling 101 - presented by ISSS, UIPD, YMCA
Time: 2-3 p.m.
Location: Lincoln Hall - room 1022
Event Details: A fun, interactive, educational bicycling experience featuring a safety course, cycling culture background, overview of bike resources, and tips for buying a bicycle. Participants will receive a certificate of completion and may win awesome prizes!
*Chance to win Illini basketball tickets by attending!

Walk As One - presented by Office of the Dean of Students, UIPD, Champaign-Urbana community - CANCELLED DUE to WEATHER
Event Details: Walk As One is a campus-wide safety and alcohol education event. During the walk more than 250 law enforcement officers, students, staff, and community leaders distribute 4,100 alcohol and safety information packets to fellow students residing in apartments throughout the campus district. The information packets will include campus safety information; alcohol harm reduction resources; a letter from the Dean of Students; a joint letter from the Champaign, Urbana, and university police chiefs; and other literature on campus and community resources.

iCU: OIIR Intercultural Dialogue Series: Iranian Culture - presented by OIIR and International Education
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Asian American Cultural Center
Event Details: The iCU Dialogue Series promotes cultural understanding and appreciation of different cultures. This session introduces different ethnic groups in Iran, and the cultural aspects from these regions.

Thursday, February 25

Mass Incarceration and the War on Immigrants - presented by OIIR and La Casa Cultural Latina
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
Location: La Casa Cultural Latina
Event Details:  Join our noontime discussions as part of the Lunch On Us program. Featuring speakers, panels, and resources at Illinois, all lunches introduce you to the cultures, histories, and societal issues that the diverse communities of our campus face. James Kilgore, research scholar at Center for African Studies Center for Global Studies will present this week's topic. 

I-Watch Campus Safety Program - presented by Office of the Dean of Students
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: 1065 Lincoln Hall
Event Details: This campus-wide, community watch program derived from the national "Neighborhood Watch" movement. This program proactively educates the students, faculty, and staff about crime reduction and safety on campus. The goal of this program is to reduce crime and increase safety throughout the campus district via crime prevention training, safety education and outreach, and by promoting crime reporting.

Women on a Mission: Women's Self Defense - presented by University Housing and the UIPD
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Busey-Evans
Event Details: Women on a Mission is a Busey-Evans program to teach the residents health and safety. The University of Illinois Police will present on physical defense techniques, specifically based on how a woman is attacked. We will also talk about red flags in dating violence and resources available. 

Friday, February 26

Active Shooter and Bomb Threat Safety Response - presented by RSO Office and UIPD
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
Location: Illini Union Room 407
Event Details: A workshop on what to do in a situation of an active shooter or bomb threat on campus. Led by Lt. Todd Short.

Reclaiming OUR Narrative: How History can Inform Policy, the Change, the Future - presented by Diversity & Social Justice Education
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
Location: YMCA
Event Details: Pete Haviland-Eduah, National Policy and Communications Director for Million Hoodies Movement for Justice, will talk about his work to build next generation's leaders to end mass criminalization and gun violence. Part of DiversityEd's Conversation Cafe lunch series. Co-sponsored with the University YMCA's Friday Forum committee.