September 12th-15th: Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Prevention Week
Arkansas State University proactively provides educational resources to help campus community members prevent incidents of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. In support of this effort, the A-State Counseling Center is sponsoring Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention activities September 12th through 15th.
Devin Nelson, Student Life Counselor at Arkansas State University states, “Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Awareness is imperative on college campuses. Educating students and bringing attention to the reality of these issues will hopefully help prevent and/or bring them to an end. We also want our students to be aware of the resources available through Astate and the Jonesboro Community.”
8:00 am-5:00 pm: Reng Student Union Banisters
The Clothesline Project: A display memorializing each of the Arkansas women who were murdered during Domestic Violence incidents during the past year.
Tuesday, September 13th at 10:00 am- 1:00pm: 1st Floor Food Court, Reng Student Union
Did you know?: Stop by the Counseling Center table to test your knowledge and learn more about Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence.
Wednesday, September 14th at 10:00 am- 1:00pm: 1st Floor Food Court, Reng Student Union
Be a Polished Man: 1 in 5 children fall victim to physical or sexual violence before they turn 18. The Polished Man Campaign challenges men to paint one fingernail to encourage conversations about ending violence against children. Join the movement and become a Polished Man at our table!
Thursday, September 15th:
10:00 am- 1:00pm: 1st Floor Food Court, Reng Student Union
Hands are for Helping: Make a pledge to help end sexual and domestic violence by tracing your hand and signing our Hands are for Helping sheet!
6:00pm: Heritage Plaza
Candlelight Vigil memorializing victims who perished due to Domestic Violence incidents during 2016. We will present each individual’s personal story and light a candle in their honor.
All events are free and are open to the public. If instructors choose to offer extra credit for attendance at these events, please let us know so that we can provide proof of attendance to your students. For additional information, please contact Devin Nelson in the Counseling Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or at ext. 2318.