The LGBTQ Sexual Violence Peer Led Support Group (PLSG) is a confidential healing space for those who identify as survivors of sexual violence, sexual abuse, intimate partner violence, sexual harassment, and stalking. LGBTQ+ PLSG is a weekly drop-in & student led group that welcomes students of any gender, age, degree level, and identity.
The group offers semi-structured activities, self-care practices and safe space for sharing if individuals choose to do so and is open to all survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, sexual harassment, and stalking. The LGBTQ Peer Led Support Group is supported in collaboration with the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC) and the Spectrum Center.
This space specifically centers survivors who identify as LGBTQ and are currently University of Michigan students; if you do not identity as LGBTQ, we encourage you to consider joining the SAPAC Peer Led Support Group. Learn more here: https://sapac.umich.edu/peer-led-support-group.
The two co-facilitators for this year's LGBTQ Sexual Violence Peer Led Support Group are Anooshka Gupta and Christine McKenzie
My name is Anooshka, and I am a third-year student double majoring in Sociology and Communication and Media and minoring in Intergroup Relations. I'm extremely excited to co-facilitate PLSG this year because I believe in the power of bringing together people and communities and want to pursue work related to trauma and healing. This past summer, I traveled to three new countries: Uganda, Rwanda, and Tanzania!
I'm Christine McKenzie, an undergraduate student majoring in English, creative writing, and psychology at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. In addition to being a co-facilitator of SAPAC/Spectrum's Sexual Violence Peer Led Support Group, I am a crisis counselor and a poet.
Weekly meetings will take place on Thursdays from 7:30-9pm in the SAPAC Office located on the 4th floor of the Michigan Union (530 S. State St). For more information about the group, email Anooshka (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Christine (email@example.com).