Letter from Director: Welcome back!

Welcome back to campus, everyone!

I hope this note finds you well and settling in to campus smoothly, after the end of Drop/Add! It’s been a quiet summer here at the SACE Office, so I am excited to start the year together with a variety of upcoming events.

  • In collaboration with CAPS, the SACE Director is co-facilitating a workshop on healthy relationships called “Making Connections: Growing & Nurturing Relationships”. We’ve had 2 sessions already, and have our third session on “Tending to Self & Others” on Thursday, September 19th from 12:15-1:15 in Allbritton 311. RSVP here if you’re interested in joining us! tinyurl.com/makingconnections19
  • Also in collaboration with CAPS, the SACE Director is co-facilitating a training entitled “WESupports Survivors”. This event is designed to be a dialogue on integrating tools of trauma-informed care into our everyday life, and specifically honing skills to hold space for survivors and connect them to resources. If interested, apply here by Thursday, September 19th at noon! tinyurl.com/wessupportssurvivors
  • The SACE Director, in partnership with the Women & Families Center Campus Advocate, will be leading a Supportive Healing Space for Survivors, starting October 1st, from 6:30-7:30 pm on Tuesday nights (in the Davison Health Center, Solarium). For more information and to join, please fill out the following link: https://forms.gle/Qoym2g2dipALjdWP7

This year also is the first full year we have a SACE Student Advisory Committee up and running. The vision of this committee is to serve as a collective student voice to share feedback, ideas, and other insights regarding programming done through the SACE Office. Students will advise the SACE Director & SACE Intern on outreach, education program implementation and content development for the Wesleyan Community. For more information, read the Argus’ article recently shared this week!

The start of another school year brings a lot of excitement and promise for possibilities. I look forward to the ways to continue moving dialogue forward on supporting survivors, negotiating healthy relationships and consent, and all of the other ideas for programming we at the SACE Office receive.

If you have thoughts or ideas, please feel free to email me (jdebari@wesleyan.edu) to connect.

In the meantime, I wish you all a fantastic start to the semester!

Take care,