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Month of activities at Sac State aims at ending sexual violence

Nelsen at Super SundaySacramento State has long been a leader in sexual violence awareness, prevention, and victim advocacy, and the campus is demonstrating its commitment throughout April with a full calendar of activities for Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Kicking things off was an opening ceremony and visit from the iconic Red Shoe – a 9-foot-tall high heel that symbolizes the global “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” campaign – in the lobby of The WELL, the campus’s recreation and wellness center. President Robert S. Nelsen spoke, along with representatives from the University’s Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS), Associated Students Inc., and Women Escaping a Violent Environment (WEAVE).

“Sexual Assault Awareness Month is an opportunity to bring more attention to the issue of sexual violence, which affects so many of us,” says Reva Wittenberg, associate director of campus wellness for SHCS. “Sac State is committed to addressing this issue, providing victim-centered support, and creating a safe community where our students can succeed and thrive.”

The month’s activities include signing the White House-led “It’s On Us” pledge to help put an end to sexual assault on college campuses; the 15th annual Sac State Take Back the Night march; Denim Day, aimed at drawing attention to misconceptions about sexual assault; and a “Men Who Ask” workshop.

For more on the University’s commitment to keeping the campus a safe place to study, live, and work, visit the “We Care. We Will Help” web page at www.csus.edu/titleix.

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