April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, prompting students to speak out about the issue and engage in empowering events about the distinction between love and abuse. To raise awareness, the I Am That Girl club hosted a Take Back the Night event Wednesday.
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The University of La Verne club Voices for Hope hosted a Take Back The Night event in support of victims who have been hurt by sexual violence, March 3 in Sneaky Park and the Campus Center.
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, 73 percent of sexual assaults are perpetrated by a non-stranger, 38 percent of rapists are friends or acquaintances and 28 percent are intimate partners.
The term “rape culture” is being used more and more frequently in social media, public conversation and even the mainstream news media.
The University of La Verne’s One In Three club held “Take Back The Night” last Friday, an event on campus aimed to speak out against and raise awareness of sexual assault.
Campus events for the week of Feb. 28, 2014.