Say “No More” to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Starting April 10, Widener will once again be hosting the annual No More Week, a IMG_20160429_095609collaboration between 14 student organizations including Widener clubs, fraternities and sororities, and campus offices. The “NO MORE” campaign aims to raise public awareness and engagement around ending domestic violence and sexual assault. It will return to campus the week of April 10 with new shirts and new programs, and the title of the week of events is “Strengthen Our Pride.”

There will be 4 major programs and 3 workshops, open to everyone:

Programs:

  • Monday, April 10 – Pride Panel: Justice After An Assault – 7 p.m. in Alumni Auditorium – Featuring: Deputy District Attorney Michael Galantino
  • Tuesday, April 11 – A Survivor’s Story – 7 p.m. in Alumni Auditorium – Featuring: Ali Warren Sponsored by Active Minds
  • Wednesday, April 12 – BSW Club’s Annual Take Back The Night Event – 7 p.m. in Alumni Auditorium – Featuring: Keynote Speaker Melissa Lucchesi
  • Thursday, April 13 – Walk A Mile In Her Shoes – 12 p.m. on Memorial Field – Featuring: Domestic Abuse Project

Workshops:

  • Monday April 10 -“Academic Success Despite The StressStaying on track despite personal difficulty – 12 p.m. in UC Webb Room By The Office of Student Success and Retention
  • Tuesday, April 11 – Know The Signs: Get The Help – 12 p.m.in UC Room C By Delaware County Women Against Rape
  • Wednesday, April 12 – Bystander Intervention Learn how to be proactive in helping others – 12 p.m. in UC Webb Room by Title IX Office

Help support Delaware County Women Against Rape  and  Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County  by purchasing our “Strengthen Our Pride” t-shirts from 12 p.m.-2 p.m. outside the Pride Cafeteria April 10-12.

IMG_20160428_141404977_(1)In addition, The Clothesline Project  will be on display in the UC Atrium the entirety of the week. The nationally-recognized project was established “in 1990 to address the issue of violence against women. It is a vehicle for women affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt. They then hang the shirt on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence against women.”

The No More Week events, starting April 10, are open to all students. By educating ourselves on the dangers and signs of domestic violence and sexual assault, we can come together to prevent and stop these occurrences, and move towards becoming a kinder, more empathetic, and more equal society.

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