The UNCG Department of Recreation and Wellness has collaborated with other departments and student groups to hold UNCG’s Sexual Assault Awareness Week, with a variety of events to promote campus safety and victim support.
Olivia Jackson-Lewis, who has recently joined UNCG as the Sexual Assault Education and Prevention Coordinator, is responsible for programming on sexual violence prevention topics including healthy relationships and consent education.
She notes that “sexual violence is an issue that impacts us all.”
Jackson-Lewis praised the involvement of student groups in Sexual Assault Awareness Week and said she looks forward to the opening of the newly established Campus Violence Response Center (CVRC). (See story in next week’s Campus Weekly about the center’s opening).
Sexual Assault Awareness Week events include:
The Clothesline Project
A week-long display on the Jackson Library and Stone lawns features shirts decorated by UNCG students, faculty, and staff. Each displayed shirt features a story of how intimate partner violence had affected the shirt-maker.
CVRC Hosts Create a T-shirt for The Clothesline Project
Monday, Aug. 21, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Gove 015
Violence Unsilenced Film Screening: “Audrie and Daisy”
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 6 p.m., EUC Auditorium
A new documentary tells two young women’s stories side by side.
Take Back the Night
Wednesday, Aug. 23, 7 p.m., Jackson Library Lawn
An annual event. Participants may share their stories of healing.
Grand Opening: Campus Violence Response Center
Thursday, Aug. 24, 4 p.m., ground floor of Gove Student Health