Elizabethtown College invited students to take part in a series of events focusing on Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAM).
The events began with the Clothesline Project Display on Wednesday, April 1. A local organization donated T-shirts that were hung in the Brossman Commons (BSC). Student Wellness invited students to make their own shirts and share their stories about sexual assault.
On Monday, April 13, students ran an information table in the BSC. The table, run by students, had a poster that read “#Etown I’ll walk with you.” Students could sign the poster to support breaking the silence and standing up for one another. The table was also filled with white ribbons, which supported SAAM.
Wednesday, April 15 featured a “Taking Back the Night” walk. Take Back the Night marches originated in England in the 1970s. The Etown event, held outside the BSC, focused a speech by Dr. Tamera Humbert, associate professor of occupational therapy, followed by an advocacy march across campus with students, faculty and community members.
Thursday, April 16 also had a Blue Jays Flock Together in the BSC. The table promoted safety against sexual assault on Etown’s campus.
On Wednesday, April 22, Student Wellness will also be screening “Sin by Silence,” a film that tells the stories of women who have been imprisoned for killing their abusive partners.