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April 4, 2008

Campus events bring attention to national crime of sexual assault

During April, the YWCA Ames-ISU and a number of departments and student organizations will join others locally and nationally to observe Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network:

  • Every 2 minutes someone is sexually assaulted in the United States.
  • 1 in 6 women and 1 in 33 men will be sexually assaulted.
  • College-age women are 4 times more likely to be sexually assaulted.
  • 60 percent of sexual assaults are not reported to the police.

A list of campus activities to raise awareness of sexual violence follows. For more information, call 4-4154.

Monday, April 7

  • 10 a.m.--2 p.m., Flag display, Story County Sexual Assault Response Team will display flags representing every individual they have assisted, south of campanile.
  • 11 a.m.--2 p.m., "These Hands are Not for Hitting," support non-violence by imprinting your hand on a large canvas and signing the pledge form, central campus.

Tuesday, April 8

  • 11 a.m.--2 p.m., "These Hands are Not for Hitting," see April 7.
  • 12--1 p.m., Roundtable discussion, "Culture of Fear," what sexual assault is and how it affects women and girls, moderator Diane Price-Herndl, ISU women's studies program, 3505 MU.

Friday, April 11

  • 10 a.m.--2 p.m., Flag display, see April 7, south of Parks Library.

Monday, April 14

  • 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Sexual Assault Awareness Month display, information, teal ribbons, ground level booth, MU.

Tuesday, April 15

  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Clothesline project, display of T-shirts designed by survivors of violence and family members or friends of victims of violence (participants may create a T-shirt inside the Sloss House), west lawn, Sloss House (rain date April 17).

Monday, April 21

  • 2-10 p.m., Sign making, for April 22 rally and march, The Workspace, east basement, MU.

Tuesday, April 22

  • 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Petition signing, "I Have Hope," for Iowa's U.S. Senators, in support of funding for the U.S. Violence Against Women Act and advocating for more awareness of the systematic rape of women in the Democratic Republic of Congo, west lawn, Sloss House
  • 2-5 p.m., Sign making, see April 21
  • 6:30 p.m. Rally, "Take Back the Night," to promote awareness of violence against women, children and families, followed by a march at approximately 7:15 p.m., west terrace, MU.
  • 8:15 p.m., Open mic, "Rant, Rage and Reflect," share stories, poems music, Maintenance Shop, MU.


The YWCA Ames-ISU and a number of ISU departments and student organizations will team up to observe Sexual Assault Awareness Month.