Light Up the Night

The UM Advocates for Non-Violence will host the 2nd annual Light up the Night on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 7 pm in the UM Oval. Light Up the Night is an evening of poetry readings, music, and a silent vigil and walk around the oval to support survivors of relationship violence and sexual assault. Please bring lights (flashlights, glow sticks, and anything else as long as it does not have an open flame), warm cloths and compassionate support of everyone who has been affected by interpersonal violence. If you would like to share your talents at the event, please contact the Women’s Resource Center at For more information or to get involve with the UM Advocates for Non-Violence, contact 

Slut: The Play

Join the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, SARC and the State of Montana Department of Public Health & Human Resources for Slut: The Play, running Oct. 9-10, and 16-18 at the Crystal Theater in downtown Missoula. UM WGSS and SARC invite you to attend as they bring SLUT – The Play to The Crystal Theater for its first production in Missoula. This production brings audiences, activists, and artists together, and uses storytelling and theatre to amplify the vital and compelling voices of teens in the ongoing discussion of sexual assault and slut-shaming in Missoula, across the United States, and in many other communities and nations throughout the world today.Performances on Oct. 9, 10, 16 and 17 will be held at 7:30 pm and a matinee performance will be held on Oct. 18 at 2 pm. For more information about the play, visit   

Historical Trauma Symposium

Co-organized with the University of Montana’s African-American Studies Program, this interdisciplinary symposium explores emerging Holocaust research on historical trauma, as well as current research on this topic in Native-American studies, African-American studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality studies. By bringing together scholars, teachers, students, and community members, the Mandel Center’s outreach symposia seek to enrich campus dialogue and forge connections with diverse audiences that will ensure the vitality of Holocaust studies in an increasingly interdisciplinary and multicultural academic landscape. The symposium is a component of the University of Montana’s DiverseU Program and will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 4-5 in the University Center. For more information and to register, please visit 


DiverseU provides a forum for honest dialogue in order to explore the complexities of human experience, promote understanding, and create community through the practice of civil discourse. The event will be held on November 4-5 in the University Center. For more information visit 

Not in Our State Sexual Assault Prevention Summit

The University of Montana is proud to announce the fourth annual Not in Our State Sexual Assault Statewide Summit to be held November 8-10 at the University Center on the University of Montana campus in Missoula, Montana. The summit brings together professionals, leaders and students from around the state to participate in an educational training program following best practices surrounding sexual violence. Montana universities and their surrounding communities are able to learn how to empower survivors of sexual violence and learn how to create a campus climate that is free from oppression. Attendees will learn how to provide a safe, supportive campus and community through education and primary prevention initiatives. The Not in Our State Sexual Assault Summit provides higher education leaders and community professionals an opportunity to participate in an educational training program utilizing best practices surrounding sexual violence prevention and advocacy. Admission for students is free of charge. For more information, to register or to submit a proposal, please visit