Sexual Assault Awareness Week
February 27 – March 3
Georgia Southern University Campus
Sexual Assault & Safe Spring Break Awareness Week is dedicated to raising awareness about sexual assault and how to have a safe spring break. Throughout the week we will honor victims of violence as well as teach you how to make your spring break a success.
The Clothesline Project is national project to honor and support victims of violence and sexual assault. Students (victims and those honoring victims) will be able to choose a shirt to write a message speaking out about these critical issues. The shirts will be of various colors, each with a different meaning:
- White – victim died due to violence
- Yellow or beige – battered or assaulted victims
- Red, pink, and orange – survivors of rape and sexual assault
- Blue or green – survivors of incest and sexual abuse
- Purple or Lavender – victims attacked because of their sexual orientation
- Black – victims attacked for political reasons.
Monday, February 27 – Thursday, March 2
Clothesline Project Creation
9am – 5pm, RAC & Russell Union
Victims of violence are encouraged to design a t-shirt to vocalize their feelings of the violence that impacted them. After the shirt is made, it will be hung on the Clothesline Project display around campus.
Monday, February 27
Retaking Our Story: Reframing the Sexual Assault Conversation
7pm, Russell Union Ballroom
It only took one letter to redefine Tim’s life forever. With a photograph and a few accompanying words, Tim was faced with the evidence of an experience he had no memory of – he discovered he was a victim of sexual assault. After years of silence, Tim wrote about his experience and his secret was read by thousands. In this keynote, Tim leads a deep and vulnerable conversation on the difficult topic of sexual assault drawing from his own experiences and countless interactions with others in support groups. Why is an underlying culture of shame implicit, and how can it be stopped?
Tuesday, February 28
Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Course
3 – 7pm, RAC Studio 2
Learn realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The course addresses risk awareness, risk reduction and risk avoidance while progressing onto basic self-defense movements. RAD is not a martial arts class.
*Registration is required. Course is Free. Sign up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, March 1
Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Course – Continued
3 – 7pm, RAC Studio 2
*Participants must attend Tuesday, February 28 first.
3 – 6pm, RAC
Visit the Wellness Ambassadors to learn positive wellness behaviors related to sexual assault prevention.
Thursday, March 2
Take Back the Night March
7pm, In Front of University Store
Survivors, supporters of survivors and all those who seek to put an end to sexual assault and domestic violence are invited to march through campus to raise awareness.
End the Violence Rally
8pm, Russell Union Rotunda
Survivors are encouraged to let their voices be heard at this candle light vigil and open mic event. All are invited to listen in support and learn how everyone plays a role in ending sexual assault and domestic violence.
Friday, March 3
10am, 1pm, 3pm RAC 2204
It is on all of us to end sexual assault and domestic violence. Learn how you can recognize signs a peer needs help and how you can be an active bystander to save lives.
Last updated: 5/15/2017