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Apr 01

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month …SAAM

thCAFGIF5CApril marks Sexual Assault Awareness   GCU students in collaboration with the Office of Student Life are committed to raising awareness and promoting the prevention of sexual violence through special events being held the month of April.  The statistics speak for themselves. Every 1.3 seconds someone is raped in the United States. In addition, 1 in 3 girls and 1in 5 boys will experience some sort of sexual abuse before 18 years of age. The numbers are astounding especially considering that the odds are overwhelming that someone you know and care about has probably been affected by  sexual violence. We all have a role in preventing violence. April at GCU is a month of both action and awareness!.

Hello… My Name is SAAM

 Students made “Hello … My Name is SAAM” buttons to start the buzz around campus. April 1st kicks off “Campus White Out Day”. The GCU campus community banded together byphoto (4) wearing white shirts in support of nonviolence. Across the United States, campus communities are coming together  by wearing white.  ‘White Out Day’ was started in 1989 as a protest against violence when 14 women were killed by a gunman on a college campus. In addition, GCU students signed pledges to never commit, condone, or remain silent about violence.

Students also planted flower seeds of inspiration.  Inspiring quotes of love and peace from Sister Catherine McCauley were planted with the seeds. Both the flower seeds and the seeds of inspiration from Sr. Catherine Mc Cauley take root and grow with continued care.

 

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 April’s events and activities are designed to raise awareness of the issues surrounding sexual violence

 

 

 

 

 

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2 comments

  1. colleen diveny

    SAAM is off to a good start! 136 Pledges were signed today! Our students support non-violence on campus. A special thank you to the YLB group for obtaining 68 pledges today!!

  2. colleen diveny

    Thank you for MCS support of SAAM! A special thank you to Jen, Anna and Nicole for representing MCS!!

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