Stand Up and Speak Out During These Sexual Assault Awareness Month Events

In support of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Fullerton College will host numerous workshops and events throughout the month of April to help raise awareness among college students about sexual assault against men and women. The campus-wide events are designed to educate, encourage, and provide students with access to a network of support. Many of the events are open to students and the entire community.

A workshop on domestic violence will be presented on Monday, April 3 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Building 200, Room 224. Susan Leavy will serve as a guest speaker for the workshop. Leavy holds a M.S. in counseling and teaches psychology at Cal State Fullerton. To RSVP contact the Cadena Cultural Center at (714) 992-7086.

On April 5, students, faculty and staff will “Stand Up, Speak Out” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the quad. Health Services will provide pledge cards and wristbands and local agencies will be available with information and resources on sexual assault and domestic violence. Self-defense training will also be held April 5 on the quad from 5 to 6 p.m.

A Walk in Her Shoes and The Clothesline Project will both be presented on April 18 on the quad. A Walk in Her Shoes challenges men to take a one-mile walk in high heels to raise awareness about violence against women. Several male instructors, administrators and students are expected to participate in the event. The walk begins at noon. Meanwhile, The Clothesline Project will transform the trees in the quad to resemble clotheslines. A clothesline with hanging T-shirts will be stretched from each of the trees to provide a canvas for people to express their emotions using art.

Some events may require a RSVP. Please contact the appropriate person listed by each event for more information.

Author: Fullerton College

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