MOREHEAD – As part of Sexual Assault Awareness month, Morehead State University’s Office of Counseling and Health Services partnered with MSU ROTC and the Active Minds student organization to host a human ribbon event on Wednesday, April 20.
The event was advertised via social media outlets to all members of the MSU community. The goal was to show that the entire campus is committed to stopping sexual violence.
In the U.S., 1 in 6 women and 1 in 33 men are sexually assaulted in their lifetime (rainn.org). MSU needs to be a community of upstanders if it is serious about doing our part to reduce these numbers.
The human ribbon event is intended to inspire members of our community to stand up to perpetrators of sexual violence and to show support for survivors.
Pictures of the human ribbon will be shared via social media.
Tara Holaday, suicide prevention coordinator, would like to thank the offices of Facilities Management and Communications and Marketing for their help.
Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month is an initiative of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), which leads the U.S. in promoting comprehensive prevention of sexual violence through research, resources and collaboration. NSVRC provides access to information and tools that make communities safer and leads partnerships to develop effective policies and programs that can affect meaningful and lasting change.
Additional information is available by contacting Holaday at 606-783-2123.