Sexual Assault Awareness Week begins at WCU

Sexual_Assault_Awareness_PosterIn honor of Sexual Assault Awareness month, the Western Carolina University Intercultural Affairs Office and Student Government Association will be hosting Sexual Assault Awareness week from April 6-10.

Each day there will be a new event or series of events to generate awareness about sexual assault, including The Clothesline Project on April 6 and a Campus Safety walk on April 8.

“Some of the events were chosen due to national relevance. For example, the Clothesline Project is a national program that was started in 1990 to address violence against women. It is a way in which women can express their emotions by decorating a shirt that will be displayed on a clothesline for people to see. Other events are campus traditions. Through the Red Zone program, Campus Safety walks are conducted with the University Police Department. This is a great way for the students to get to know our UPD officers and build awareness of places on campus that may be in need of extra lighting, maintenance repair or that may need additional patrolling due to safety concerns,” said Intercultural Affairs Programming Director, Takeshia Brown.

For more information, look for posters about Sexual Assault Awareness Week around campus, or contact the Intercultural Affairs office at (828) 227-2276.