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Taking a Community Stance! Stepping Out to Speak Out Against Violence Rally is April 14

April 6, 2011

In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, SHARPP cordially invites the University of New Hampshire Community to the 1st Annual Taking a Community Stance: Stepping Out to Speak Out Against Violence. This localized social movement aims at gathering students, faculty, staff and Durham community members together to take a collective and powerful stance against all forms of violence on our campus. The event will be held Thursday, April 14, 2011, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on the Great Lawn in front of DeMeritt.

This event will include informational tables, a 20 minute walk around campus, reading of UNH’s 1st Community Proclamation Against Violence and a student call to action to end violence against women at UNH. This event is open to the UNH and Durham community.

Violence against victims/survivors results from the use of force or threat to achieve and maintain control over others in relationships, and from societal abuse of power and domination in the forms of sexism, racism, heterosexism, classism, able-bodyism, ageism and other oppressions.

The event is sponsored by the Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program (SHARPP) with support from the following: Affirmative Action and Equity Office, Campus Recreation, Center for Academic Resources (CFAR), College of Health and Human Services, College of Liberal Arts (COLA) Dean’s Office, College of Life Sciences and Agriculture (COLSA), Community Church of Durham (UCC), Dean of Students, Department of Political Science, Department of Residential Life, Department of Sociology, Disability Services for Students, Diversity Support Coalition (DCS), Durham Fire Department, Durham Police Department, Graduate Student Senate, Health Services, Healthy UNH, Memorial Union Building (MUB), Office of Community Service and Learning, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA), Peace and Justice League, President’s Commission on the Status of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Issues, President’s Commission on the Status of People with Disabilities, President’s Commission on the Status of Women, Prevention Innovations, Queer Studies, Social Work Department, The UNH Counseling Center, UNH Admissions, UNH Graduate School, UNH Housing, UNH Office of Conduct and Mediation, UNH Office of International Students and Scholars, UNH Parents Association, UNH Police Department, UNH Stonewall Grads, UNH Sustainability Academy, Whittemore School of Business and Economics (WSBE), and Women’s Studies Program.

Following the rally and walk, SHARPP will hold the community discussion Ending Violence At UNH from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. in Room 321 (MUB). Join us as we continue the conversation on how to end violence against women in our community. This will be an informal and collaborative session where we can gather to exchange ideas and ways to keep the movement energized.

For more information about all events during Sexual Assault Awareness Month, visit http://www.unh.edu/sharpp/SAAM.html.

RSVP for April 14: http://www.facebook.com/UNHSHARPP

Walk Route Map: http://www.unh.edu/sharpp/SAAM/WalkRoute.jpg

 


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