Jasmin Enriquez 0

Urge UPUA to support Sexual Violence Awareness Week 2013 at Penn State!

224 people have signed this petition. Add your name now!
Jasmin Enriquez 0 Comments
224 people have signed. Add your voice!
Maxine K. signed just now
Adam B. signed just now

Last year the University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA) sponsored Sexual Violence Awareness Week and this year we want it be more successful by reaching more students! It seems like once a week the Collegian has another article about a reported sexual assault in our community. That does not even account for the sexual assaults that go unreported every day. 

Stand with us and remind the UPUA student representatives that they are exactly that, student representatives. 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime and we need to do something to stop it. 

The best way to do that is to create a buzz and open up the dialogue around sexual violence. The week will include t-shirts that say "Only do it with consent. stop sexual violence", a showing of the student documentary "Unreported" with a discussion panel afterwards, an expression gallery, a 4k/6k, "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" event on Pollock Rd., Rock Against Rape and a Chipotle fundraiser that will benefit the Center County Women's Resource Center and 1 in 6. 

Although the majority of the budget will be spent on shirts, they will be a reminder for each student who wears one, that she/he pledged to "only do it with consent." It will also remind other students who see the shirt around campus that they should "only do it with consent," too. There will also be brochures handed out to students with each shirt that give students definitions of different types of sexual violence, as well as a listing of local resources, and a step by step guide of what to do if you are assaulted or if you know someone who is. 

Help us create social change and speak up for those individuals who had their voices stolen from them. Nobody ever deserves to be raped. It is time we show the world that sexual violence is unacceptable.


Share for Success