Lindsey Wilson College Events Planned To Raise Awareness About Sexual Violence and Prevention
Posted on Thursday, April 06, 2017 [1:13 PM]
COLUMBIA, KY. -- Students, faculty and staff of
Lindsey Wilson College were encouraged to wear the color teal on
Wednesday to show solidarity for victims of sexual assault. April
is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month and Lindsey Wilson
College will host a series of programs to raise public awareness of
Every Thursday evening during the month of April,
LWC will offer self-defense classes. The classes will begin at 7
p.m. CT and held in the Doris and Bob Holloway Health &
Wellness Center, 388 Williams Street. The classes are free to all
members of the Holloway Wellness Center, as well as students,
faculty and staff of LWC. Non-members can take part for a small
Studies Conference, an annual spring academic conference, will
showcase more than two dozen students presenting papers on a wide
range of women's issues including equality, social justice and
violence. The conference will begin at 9:30 a.m. CT on April 7 in
the W.W. Slider Humanities Center, Room 300, 155 Blue Raider Drive.
The conference will conclude around 4:30 p.m. CT.
On April 18, the college will host its sixth-annual
"Take Back the Night." The purpose of the event is to encourage the
LWC campus community to take a stand against sexual violence and
honor the victims.
LWC student activities director, Lafawn Nettles
says "Take Back the Night" has become an important and informative
"It is essential for us to make our students aware
of sexual violence and prevention. College students are at the
highest risk for being sexually assaulted. We want to do everything
we can to provide the education necessary to protect everyone,"
"Take Back the Night" participants will have an
opportunity to tie-dye a shirt in teal, the color of sexual assault
awareness, beginning at 3 p.m. CT on the campus quadrangle; and
dinner will be provided at 5 p.m. CT. The awareness march on the
A.P. White campus, 210 Lindsey Wilson Street, will take place after
On April 19, the LWC Women and Violence class will
present a discussion about the Title IX federal law and sexual
violence on college campuses. The talk, which is a part of the
"Women's Brown Bag Lunch" series, will begin at 12:30 p.m. CT in
the Roberta D. Cranmer Dining & Conference Center board
A balloon release in show of solidarity for victims of
sexual assault will conclude the month of Lindsey Wilson
activities. The release will take place at 10:50 a.m. CT on April
26 on the campus quadrangle.
The events, unless otherwise noted, are free and open to
the public. For more information contact Student Activities
Director, Lafawn Nettles at email@example.com
or call 270-384-8033.