What’s happening on campus?
Have a favorite fairytale, tall-tale, poem, ghostly legend, or short story you want to share? Then, in the tradition of Boccaccio’s Decameron (a medieval text where, in the midst of a plague, quarantined nobles tell stories to one another to pass the time), we are hosting our own virtual story-a-thon. Dr. Jennifer Awes Freeman will briefly present on Boccaccio’s stories, and then the rest of the time we invite YOU to tell us a story, recite a poem, read us a short text, as we engage history’s most tried and true forms of entertainment in trying times.
It’s not always easy to know what to say when someone tells you they’ve been sexually assaulted. As spiritual leaders, chaplains and clergy we will often be in a position to meet these survivors in crisis. How comfortable are you listening to these narratives? What triggers do you have to navigate? Learn from professionals about some of the do’s and don’t of providing short term and long term care to survivors, while exploring your own understanding and feelings.