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FYCARE 20th Anniversary Celebration Weekend

FYCARE 20th Anniversary Celebration Weekend

For Years to CARE

Celebrating 20 Years of the First Year Campus Acquaintance Rape Education (FYCARE) Program at the University of Illinois
November 11–14, 2016
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Please join the Women's Resources Center and over two decades of CARE coordinators and facilitators as we celebrate 20 years of the First Year Campus Acquaintance Rape Education (FYCARE) Program at the University of Illinois.

A program of the Women’s Resources Center, the Campus Acquaintance Rape Education program began as a series of student-led workshops to address the prevalence of sexual assault on college campuses. In fall 1996, the program became mandatory for first-year students (becoming First Year CARE or FYCARE), and it is now one of the oldest mandatory sexual assault prevention programs of its kind in the country.

The people who created and worked for the FYCARE program are an extraordinary group of individuals, doing incredible work, both then and now. Today, Title IX is a major national news issue, and federal and state laws mandate universities to provide the kind of education FYCARE has been offering students for decades.

Let’s celebrate the innovation and success of our program and preview where we’re going in the future. For years to CARE, sexual assault prevention education is one of the things the University of Illinois does best.

20th Anniversary Celebration Dinner and Reception

Saturday, November 12, 6:30–11:30 pm
I Hotel and Conference Center
1900 South First Street, Champaign, IL, 61820

Let us know you’re coming! REGISTER HERE.

For more information, join the FYCARE 20th Anniversary Celebration Facebook Group, call (217) 333–3137, or email womenscenter@illinois.edu.

Room blocks for November 11 and 12 are available at the I Hotel and additional hotels in the area. Find out more about hotel accommodations and group rates. If you’re interested in finding others to room with, contact womenscenter@illinois.edu.

Tentative Schedule

Friday, November 11

Presentation: "For Years to CARE: The Current Landscape of Sexual Assault Prevention at the Women's Resources Center"
4:00–5:00 pm
Women’s Resources Center, 703 S. Wright St, 2nd Floor, Champaign

Hear from current leaders within the FYCARE program to learn about recent changes, and experience a small portion of ICARE, our new peer-led bystander intervention program.

Dinner on your own

Opening Reception and FYCAREaoke
7:00 – 11:30 pm
Women’s Resources Center

Enjoy beverages, snacks, and a visual history of the FYCARE program, and mingle with facilitators past and present. FYCAREaoke, featuring facilitator Eric Ray as KJ, will begin around 9:00 pm.

Saturday, November 12

Breakfast and Community Service Project
10:00 am–1:00 pm
Women’s Resources Center

Enjoy a light breakfast, community with your FYCARE family, and help package materials to help out R.A.C.E.S., the local Champaign area rape crisis center. More about R.A.C.E.S.

Quad Games
2:30–4:00 pm
Main Quad

Play games with your FYCARE pals; fun for the whole family. Games to be announced!

20th Anniversary Celebration Dinner and Reception
6:30–11:30 pm
I Hotel and Conference Center
1900 South First Street, Champaign, IL, 61820

A celebration of all things FYCARE. Cocktail hour beginning at 6:30 pm; dinner remarks begin at 7:00 pm, with dinner served shortly thereafter; music and dancing to conclude the night. This event will include remarks from FYCARE leaders over the years, a visual history of the program, and a dedication in memory of Maria Pia Gratton and all survivors.

Sunday, November 13

Brunch with Current FYCARE Coordinator Molly McLay
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Destihl, Downtown Champaign

An opportunity to meet up with your former colleagues.

Monday, November 14

Dish It Up: “FYCARE: 20 Years of Sexual Assault Prevention Education at Illinois”
12:00–1:00 pm
Women’s Resources Center
20th Anniversary Panel of Past and Current Leaders of the FYCARE Program.
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Enjoy a complimentary meal while listening to speakers, lecturers, and panelists explore a variety of topics at the intersection of gender and other social identities. PAID FOR BY THE STUDENT CULTURAL PROGRAMMING FEE.

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