Spitting Game: The College Hook-up Culture. A Sexual Assault Awareness Program / Denice Evans
This program highlights Sexual Assault Awareness and can help your school meet the primary prevention initiatives mandated within the new Campus SaVE Act. Topics cover the intersection of alcohol, sexual assault, legal consent, sexual health and wellness. It is ideally suited for comprehensive campus-wide sexual assault programming and can be framed within Orientation Seminars and First Year Experience formats. It covers peer pressure & social expectations within “hook up culture” as it specifically relates to alcohol and other drug abuse, harassment, and bystander education. The program can be adapted to include STD health & wellness, acquaintance rape, & unplanned pregnancy.
The 35 minute documentary screening is followed by discussion, interactive exercises, role playing and Q & A.
This program can also be modified to meet the programming needs of faith based schools, sororities and fraternities, conservative schools, health services, residential life and peer advisors. It is comprehensive, diverse, and inclusive of heterosexual and LGBT communities. It is especially popular during National Campus Safety Awareness Month, Domestic and Sexual Violence Months and Alcohol Awareness Week.
Denice A. Evans, CEO of J’Hue Film Productions, is the writer/director of the award-winning feature documentary, Spitting Game: The College Hook Up Culture. Her compelling documentary premiered at the prestigious Boston Film Festival in 2008. The film went on to showcase at over a dozen film festivals, academic conferences, and numerous colleges & universities, including screenings at the American Public Health Association & American Psychological Association Meetings.
Ms. Evans is a highly requested keynote speaker on college, university, & high school campuses where her film & educational videos are used campus-wide for primary prevention education, course curriculum, freshman orientations, & comprehensive sexual assault programming. She has been featured on national radio & television and was a guest-expert on a guest-expert on Huff Post Live speaking about “College Hook Ups” and on ABC’s news show 20/20 in response to the Steubenville, Ohio high school rape case.
Denice is a graduate of Emory University in Creative Writing & Film, summa cum laude. With a strong foundation in leadership Denice inspires her audiences through frank discussion & fun interactive exercises. Her open communication style serves as a bridge to talk about subjects that are often difficult to address.
WHAT SCHOOLS ARE SAYING
Denice Evans did a fantastic job conversing with Elon students on the topic of college hookups. Her discussion with students could have been potentially uncomfortable and awkward but she was relatable and open which made discussion flow beautifully. Students had the opportunity to share their take or opinion on the subject. Every seat in the room was taken, with many sitting on the floor. Denice held student’s attention with her captivating documentary and following dynamic discussion. The Elon community really benefitted from Ms. Evan’s visit and I’m so glad I got the chance to meet and speak with her!
First Year Student and SPARKS! Peer Educator
I highly recommend Denice Evan’s program, ‘Spitting Game.’ The film itself was provocative and very thorough in terms of both her research and her footage of regular college students speaking openly about their hook up activity. The discussion that followed was superb. The students asked a number of questions about the filmmaking, and then launched into a surprisingly frank, and insightful conversation with one another about sexuality, gender roles, expectations, the male role in so called, ‘Hook Up Culture’ and alcohol. This topic speaks volumes about the student’s social experience. Ms. Evans is a very personable and savvy woman to whom the students could give feedback and who was open to answering each question. This program is a must-see!
Sexual Assault Resource Coordinator
Health Education and Prevention Coordinator