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KU Raising Awareness of Sexual Assault This Month

The month of April is dedicated to sexual assault awareness and KU is doing its part to inform and assist students on campus.

The Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Center (SAPEC) was formed about a year ago. According to its website, its office intends to promote social change and eliminate sexual violence through prevention education, inclusive programming and campus wide collaboration.

This national theme this year is “Engaging New Voices” and the University will host various events throughout the semester.

The first event will be a display on the lawn of Watson Library all week displaying over 3,000 small white flags. The center says these flags represent the 1-in-4 women that have experienced some from of sexual assault on campus based on enrollment statistics.

Director Jen Brockman says it’s important for students to be engaged not just this month, but all the time.

“We’re really challenging students to move beyond awareness into a place of action,” Brockman said. “So to take the information and knowledge they have and then to affect change. To be done talking about sexual violence and start doing something to eliminate sexual violence on our campus.”

For a full list of this month’s events, visit https://sapec.ku.edu/sexual-assault-activism-month.

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