by ABIGAIL SKAALERUD, CSU Public Relations Intern
April is Sexual Assault Awareness month and the Women’s Center is hosting numerous events to show support for this serious cause.
On April 9, “It Happens to Us, Too,” addresses sexual abuse in LGBTQ relationships. The presentation will be n CSU 201 from 12-1:30 p.m.
An ultimate end to sexual violence is sought at the annual, “Take Back the Night” event on April 23 from 5-7p.m., on the Preska Lawn. The program includes a rally, march, a speak out as well as fundraiser for those who have been affected by sexual violence.
“Denim Day” will be on April 24. Wearing denim for the day raises awareness as a means of protest against rape myths and victim blaming. Participants will meet in front of the CSU Ballroom and walk over to Red Lips for a picture from 12-1p.m.
Continuing April 24 activities is “Healing and Learning: Dealing with Trauma in Communities of Color” which will in CSU 245 from 5-7 p.m. This will focus on dealing with trauma, the need to heal, race/consciousness/politics, and how toxic masculinity hurts everyone.
April is important time to acknowledge what goes on around us and those affected by sexual violcence. Take time this month to invest in one of these events and learn more about sexual assault and how it affects the world we live in.