SHARPP Events

Check out our events for the 2014–2015 academic year!



December

1BlueString at UNH

Join us at THE GRIND
Friday, December 5, 8pm | MUB entertainment center

We will be at the next Grind promoting the 1BLUESTRING campaign. 1BlueString is a campaign that asks guitarists to replace 1 of their 6 strings witha blue string to symbolize the 1 in 6 men who have survived childhood sexual abuse. We will have free information packets which includes one blue string for your guitar. Come by our table and support 1BLUESTRING and male survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

Some facts:

          • Boys and men can be sexually used or abused, and it has nothing to do with how masculine they are.
          • Sexual abuse harms boys and girls in ways that are similar and different, but equally harmful.
          • The sexual abuse of boys has nothing to do with an abuser’s sexual orientation.
          • A boy abused by a male is not necessarily gay, nor was he abused because he’s gay, nor can the abuse make him gay.
          • Girls and women can sexually abuse boys. The boys are not “lucky,” but exploited and harmed.


director search!

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Co-Directoring the UNHSHARPP production of The Vagina Monologues is an amazing experience. It comes with its challenges but it also offers many enriching rewards. It is a leadership experience like no other. It is an ability to showcase your creative talents. It is an important awareness tool to give voice to women’s issues and YOU get to be a part of that. You get to direct that. Before you fill out your application are some things to keep in mind.

  1. SHARPP will be choosing two co-directors of the Vagina Monologues who will share the responsibilities of the production.
  2. This year’s Vagina Monologues is Friday, 02/27/2015 and Saturday, 02/28/2015. You must be available for both these dates.
  3. The time commitment is big and you must be able to host multiple rehearsal dates for your cast/crew. The production takes place a month after Winter Break which leaves four weeks for rehearsals. Co-directors will help share the job responsibilities and availability for rehearsals.
  4. Organizational skills are key. The pace to get the production up and running is quick.
  5. There are creative restrictions in place that are part of the licensing agreement between SHARPP and Eve Ensler the founder of the Vagina Monologues. You must obey those restrictions.
  6. You are in charge of casting, rehearsals, supervising your cast and crew, creative theme, set design and other duties. SHARPP handles all the marketing, production funds, room rental, sound equipment and ticket sales.

Don’t let the requirements or challenges scare you off.
SHARPP has never had a Director that regretted taking on this opportunity.
A theater background or acting experience is not required.
There have been directors that have had theater experience and those that have had none. 
All of our past directors are proud developers of exquisite productions of The Vagina Monologues.

Will you be the next?


Performed and directed by UNH students.
co-sponsored by UNH Women’s Studies Program




January {National Stalking Awareness Month}

NSAM

Please join SHARPP and the UNH community by recognizing NSAM. Follow our daily social media campaign on Facebook and Twitter.

Each year, SHARPP responds to many students who express concern about being stalked. Stalking and online stalking is a series of actions that make you feel afraid or in danger. Stalking is real. It can happen to anyone. It's dangerous. It's a crime.

Find out more about this national campaign here.




February

The Vagina Monologues at UNH

The Vagina Monologues at UNH

Friday, February 27 and 28, 2015 7PM – 9PM.

The Vagina Monologues dives into the mystery,
humor, pain, power, wisdom, outrage
and excitement buried in women’s experiences.


Performed and directed by UNH students.

co-sponsored by UNH Women’s Studies Program


 

March

The Clothesline Project at UNH

Tuesday, March 12, 2015 | 12:30 PM-2:30 PM. | MUB 302

UNH T-Shirt Making Workshop (final for the year!)

All members of the UNH community are invited to attend a t-shirt making workshop. JNo registration required. SHARPP provides all materials. We will also have a t-shirt display for your viewing at our workshops. Contact us if you would like to schedule a workshop.

History of The Clothesline Project

The Clothesline Project is a national awareness initiative that was started by a group of women in the 1990s who wanted to give survivors and their friends and family members a voice about their abuse. Learn more about the history here.


April {Sexual Assault Awareness Month}

In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, join SHARPP and the UNH Community for the:

2015 Stepping Out Against Violence at UNH: RALLY&WALK! April 9, 2015

The Great Lawn in front of DeMeritt (rain location MUB Strafford Room)

ANTI-VIOLENCE RALLY&WALK!

This localized social movement aims at gathering students, faculty, staff and Durham community members together to take a collective and powerful stance against all forms of violence on our campus, including violence against women. Violence against victims/survivors results from the use of force or threat to achieve and maintain control over others in relationships, and from societal abuse of power and domination in the forms of sexism, racism, heterosexism, classism, able-bodyism, ageism and other oppressions.

This event will include informational tables, a reading of UNH’s Community Proclamation Against Violence,
a student call to action to end violence at UNH and a 20 minute walk around campus.

This event is sponsored by SHARPP with support from organizations and department at UNH and in the local community.

Check back for more details to come!




2015 UNH White Ribbon Campaign

UNH Men are Part of the Solution!

Join UNH men for the month of April for campaign awareness for the White Ribbon Campaign.

The White Ribbon Campaign 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.

During the month of April, The UNH White Ribbon Campaign works towards inspiring men at UNH to “Be Part of the Solution” of helping to end violence against women on campus and throughout their lives. It’s about being part of the conversation towards change in what it means to be a man, offering tips on how men can help end sexual assault and harassment, and asking you to know when to engage and speak out against violence against women.

 UNH men, take the pledge! Find out more about the campaign here.

“Never commit, condone, nor remain silent about violence against women”

Check back soon for details of our 2015 campaign.

 


 

Sexual Violence Awareness:Film Series


It was rape: a movie


Tuesday, April 14: MUB Theater I,  6:00 PM      IT WAS RAPE   

Rape is wrong, illegal, reprehensible—and yet still tragically common. In this film, eight women tell their diverse personal stories of sexual assault, from a Midwestern teenager trying alcohol for the first time to a Native American woman gradually coming to terms with her abusive childhood. Gripping and emotional, this film is an opportunity to empathize with people—not just absorb faceless statistics—and to puncture the silence and denial that allow sexual assault to thrive. Ultimately,
these stories shed light on how this epidemic affects us all.