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Georgia Southern to hold Sexual Assault, Spring Break Awareness Week

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STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) - Georgia Southern University is taking a stance on sexual assault.

The week kicks off their Sexual Assault Awareness and Spring Break Awareness Week, March 2-5. The Sexual Assault Response Team will put on event all week advocating for and supporting individuals who have been affected by sexual violence.

Some events will take place as follows:

  • The Clothes Line Project will be taking place Monday through Thursday at the Rotunda and the RAC from 8 to 5 p.m. There are sign-up sheets available for volunteers. The Clothesline Project began as a vehicle for women affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a t-shirt. The shirt is then hung on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence against women. Clothesline Projects provide awareness about sexual and domestic violence, hate crimes, and child abuse. The event includes a shirt-making session, held in conjunction with a display of recently or previously created shirts. The shirts may be teal or color-coded, colors can signify the form of abuse and whether the victim survived the abuse they experienced.
  • Take Back the Night is a rally/march that will be taking place on Thursday March 5th at 7:30 p.m. All those interested in being a part of the rally/march, please arrive at the rotunda by 7 p.m. Take Back the Night (TBTN) is an international phenomenon that began in the early 1970's in Germany, responding to a series of sexual assaults and murders. TBTN rallies and marches have been held throughout the United States since the late 1970's. Local communities in the United States, Canada, Latin America, India, and Europe have been organizing TBTN marches and rallies to unify individuals against violence in their communities. TBTN can include a candlelight vigil, a rally, a survivor speak out, and a large-scale public march.

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