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Sexual Assault Awareness Week

Date

February 26 – March 2

Location

Georgia Southern University Campus

Sexual Assault Awareness Week is a time to support survivors in our community and come together to break the silence surrounding sexual violence. By uniting together we will stand up and work to end the violence that happens everyday. We all play a role in ending Sexual Assault.

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.

This event is brought to you by the Sexual Assault Response Team & the Counseling Center.

Schedule

Monday, February 26 – Friday, 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 26

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 drgarrigus@georgiasouthern.edu.

Tuesday, February 27
Survivor Love Letters
10am – 3pm, Russell Union
Started by Tani Ikeda as a call to survivors of sexual violence and loved ones to publicly celebrate the lives of survivors by telling stories and reflecting on the ways we heal ourselves and our communities.

Wednesday, February 28

Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Course – Continued
3 – 7pm, RAC Studio 2
*Participants must attend Monday, February 26 first.

Health Hut
3 – 6pm, RAC
Visit the Wellness Ambassadors to learn positive wellness behaviors related to sexual assault prevention.

Thursday, March 1

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 2

Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Course – Continued
3 – 7pm, RAC Studio 2
*Participants must attend Monday, February 26 and Wednesday, February 28 first.

Last updated: 2/20/2018