Thanks to everyone who helped out with our Bermuda Shorts Day Consent Awareness Campaign, especially the Women’s Resource Centre! We put the campaign together in a small amount of time with a few resources, but with your help we hope to increase the scope of these campaigns next year to reach as many students as possible. We will be doing a TON of work over the summer to hit the ground running for University of Calgary’s Orientation Week in the fall, and, hopefully take our message to Calgary Junior High schools as well. Here’s a couple snapshots from the BSD campaign album on our Facebook page.
In two days, with the help of the Women’s Resource Centre, we made over 150 buttons and attached them to flyers that discussed consent, what it is and why it’s important.
We wrote fun and helpful messages on blackboards and chalkboards around campus the day before BSD to spark interest and encourage awareness about consent.
Our team also put up posters such as this one – available at the U of A Students’ Union website– on posterboards in MacEwan Hall. We also posted some from the Don't Be That Guy Campaign.
And finally, we made our flyers and consent messages easily shared on Facebook and Twitter and received very positive feedback.
But there is much, much more work to be done to truly change the culture on campus and in our city to make conversations about consent commonplace and expected. Keep in touch with us via Facebook or Twitter, or purchase a membership at one of our events this year to keep up with upcoming CASE projects!