UW-Stevens Point Commemorates Sexual Assault Awareness Month
For the City Times
STEVENS POINT — The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will commemorate Sexual Assault Awareness Month with several free, public events throughout April.
The events begin with the renaming of Fourth Avenue as Teal Street at noon on Tuesday, April 3, at the corner of Fourth Avenue and Reserve Street. Chancellor Bernie Patterson and Mayor Mike Wiza will speak at this event, which will also launch the Red Flag Campaign through the Promoting Awareness Victim Empowerment (PAVE) student organization. Attendees will carry a red flag and walk as a group to the front lawn of Old Main to place a flag on the lawn. Flags will also be placed in two other campus locations to represent those impacted by interpersonal violence, including domestic abuse, sexual assault, stalking and harassment.
On Thursday, April 12, “It Happened Here,” a documentary film examining the issue of sexual assault on campuses, will be screened at 6:30 p.m. in the Dreyfus University Theatre. The event includes a post-show discussion and free popcorn.
Coffee and Culture will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in the DUC Alumni Room. With the theme “Embrace Your Voice: We All Have a Part in Ending Rape Culture,” the event includes an educational discussion, survivor stories and a call to action with steps audience members can take to use their voice to promote safety, respect and equality to prevent sexual violence.
Take Back the Night will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 25. Participants will meet at the fountain patio south of the DUC, then march through campus, ending at the Sundial. Donations will also be collected for the Cupboard student food pantry (information at www.uwsp.edu/centers/CASE/pages/cupboard/donate.aspx.)
These events are sponsored by UW-Stevens Point’s Center for Prevention, the Women’s Resource Center and PAVE, and CAP Services Family Crisis Center in Stevens Point. For more information, contact Mitch Fournier at 715-346-3121.