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Campus events raise awareness

September 29, 2010

SDN Staff Reports

Two events being held on the Mississippi State campus hope to raise awareness about sexual assault and its impact on victims.
The Office of Outreach and Sexual Assault Services is hosting “The Clothesline Project,” a nationwide program designed to address sexual assault on college campuses from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.
The Clothesline Project display began on Monday.
The Clothesline Project is a visual display that calls attention to violence against women.
The project displays shirts designed by woman survivors of violence and families/friends of woman victims of violence.
The shirts hang side-by-side to “Break the Silence” and to bear witness to violence against women.
The project focuses on providing healing for survivors of violence, educating the public about violence, and providing solutions through individual action to prevent violence.
Anyone who has been impacted by sexual assault directly or indirectly is invited to show support by designing a T-shirt to be displayed on the Drill Field.
Get Carded Day is also being held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today on the Drill Field.
This is a national event in which wallet-sized cards are distributed that provide tips on sexual assault prevention and information on what to do if an individaul or a friend is sexually assaulted.
For more information about the Clothesline Project or Get Carded Day, contact LaWanda Swann by e-mail at lds51@msstate.edu or Beatrice Tatem by e-mail at btatem@saffairs.msstate.edu or by phone at 325-2090.

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