Stand Against Sexual Abuse 2021 (May 3rd – 9th) is a week of awareness raising around sexual abuse and fundraising for Ōtepoti Collective Against Sexual Abuse (ŌCASA), formerly Rape Crisis Dunedin.
This year’s theme is Connection & Whanaungatanga. As we all know recent times have been tough for many of us, so we want to focus on bringing back connection and fostering whanaungatanga with one another.
For SASA ’21 we are working with awesome people in our community to put on a range of events, including:
Our Biggest Fundraiser of the Year!
It certainly is, and proceeds go towards our sexual violence prevention mahi and work supporting survivors.
You can donate for SASA to help us reach our goal here:
Without the help of our donors and volunteers we wouldn’t be able to run this week. He mihi nui to all the amazing people involved. If you would like to volunteer in future, please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org. At the bottom of this page, you'll posters of the event schedule that you can also download as printable PDF's. Here is a full timetable of events happening across the week...
SASA '21 Events
Rātapu 2 Mei / Sunday 2nd May
Zikes! (Zines & Bikes)
Run by Crooked Spoke & Black Star Books An inclusive space for wāhine and queer folk to learn more about bike fixing, alongside a zine workshop exploring whanaungatanga and community care. Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm Location: 111 Moray Place, Dunedin Central Price: Free, optional koha
Manei 3 Mei / Monday 3rd May
Drama for Prevention Workshop
Run by THETA A drama workshop that explores sexual abuse prevention through group work. Perfect for artists, educators, prevention facilitators, and those curious in nature. Wear comfortable clothes. No prior experience required. Time: 5:30pm - 7:00 pm Location: ŌCASA offices, Groundfloor, 21 Dunbar Street, Dunedin Central Price: Free, optional koha
Run by Shakti Youth What is the line between funny and offensive? 'Let's Deal With It' is a response to the March 15th terror attack. These workshops create a safe space for individuals to share their opinions and explore their values, while learning from others, to generate social cohesion and a sense of togetherness. Time: 1:00 - 2:00pm Location: University of Otago, Central Library Price: Free, optional koha
Lines and Wines
Run by The Suitcase Theatre and The Dunedin Public Libraries Either sit back and listen, or put your hand up to be cast as a character, as we read aloud "Frogs 2: Respawned", a witty and clever story of Dionysus, the God of Drama, traveling to the underworld to bring back a playwright who will inspire the masses. R18. Time: 6:00pm Location: The Dunningham Suite, 4th floor of the The Dunedin Public Art Gallery Price: $25 ($20 Concession)
Run by Unchatter This is not your average party! You'll be entering a space where small talk is banned and deep questions give you street cred. We bring the questions and the food, you bring the open mind and curious heart. This is a thoughtfully curated experience for introverts and extroverts alike. If you're a human and want to feel like you matter, this is the place for you. Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm Location: Stitch Kitchen, 474 Princes Street, Dunedin Central Price: $15 - $30.
Run by Agency Inc Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm Location: 65 Saint Andrew Street, Dunedin Central Price: Varied
Run by the Dunedin Yoga Studio Nau mai haere mai, join us for an hour of reconnection. All levels and absolute beginners warmly welcome. Breathe, soften, and relax with Jessica Latton. Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm Location: The Dunedin Yoga Studio, Level 2/492 Moray Place, Dunedin Central. Price: Free, optional koha
Run by Lisa Ambrose Yin Yoga is a slow and passive style of yoga that uses props, breath, gravity and time to settle the body into each pose. Through the slow and mindful "yin" approach, this practice can bring a little more harmony to the body and the mind, and is a chance to unplug from the business of life. Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm Location: Studio Tula, 286 Princes Street, Dunedin Central Price: Free, optional koha