Guam – In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in April, the University of Guam Violence Against Women Prevention Program hosts a Clothesline Campaign April 18th outside at the Student Center Building and April 26th outside the Humanities and Social Sciences Bldg. The campus events are part of a national campaign that allows people to write messages about sexual assault – whether positive prevention messages or feelings— on the shirts that are hung on a clothesline so that passersby can read the t-shirt messages throughout the day. In this way, awareness of sexual assault is raised among college-aged youth. Some shirts will be available for UOG students to decorate and the shirts will be displayed throughout the afternoon.
Also in honor of SAAM VAWPP is hosting a student movie night April 26th at 5:30pm in the CLASS Lecture Hall. The featured movie is called Spin the Bottle: Sex, Lies and Alcohol. It is a documentary about the college culture’s influence on excessive drinking, which leads to alcohol dependence and often alcohol-facilitated sexual assault. It will be followed by a discussion about sexual assault in college environments and how students can prevent this from happening around them.
For more information contact:
Sarah A. Smith, MPH
Education & Training Coordinator
Violence Against Women Prevention Program
College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
University of Guam