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Monday, March 31, 2008

Kansas Attorney General to speak at White Ribbon Campaign

Pittsburg State University will welcome a very special guest this week in recognition of April’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Kansas Attorney General Stephen N. Six will speak to the PSU community at 11 a.m. on Friday, April, 4, during the university’s White Ribbon Campaign on the PSU Oval. Sponsored by Students Against Violence through Education (SAVE), Men for Violence Prevention (MVP) and the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART), audience members will receive white ribbons and information on domestic violence and rape.

The White Ribbon Campaign began in 1991 as the world’s largest effort by men to end men’s violence against women.

The organizations have also scheduled other events in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Please mark your calendar for the following events:

Thursday, April 10, 7-10 p.m. – “Take Back the Night.” Sponsored by Women’s Studies, the event includes a candlelight vigil, march, and guest speaker. Held across the world, the event, which brings awareness to violence against women, is open to the community, students and faculty members.

Wednesday, April 16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. – “Walk a Day in Her Shoes.” Male students, faculty and staff are invited to wear women’s shoes throughout the day as a way to signify what it would be like to be in a woman’s “shoes” – especially women who are victims of rape or sexual assault.

Wednesday, April 30, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. – “Stats and Dogs in the Oval.” Come by the Oval and receive information with statistics on sexual assault, rape, and gender-based violence. Read the information back to a member of SAVE, MVP or SART, and receive a free grilled hot dog.

For more information on events scheduled to recognize Sexual Assault Awareness Month, contact Donna Miller at 417-684-0280.

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