April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

By OUSAP Graduate Assistant Corey Stevens

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, so it’s time to get your teal out (the color of sexual assault awareness) and start getting vocal about sexual violence in your community. Of course, we here at the Ohio University Survivor Advocacy Program think that this should be done every month. However, in April with all the events around Take Back the Night, there are plenty of opportunities to learn more, get vocal, and get involved!

As part of the events for Take Back the Night, OUSAP and our partners Student Senate and the Association for Women in Communication, are presenting a screening of NO!: The Rape Documentary with filmmaker Aishah Shahidah Simmons. This powerful film explores the issue of rape and sexual violence within the African American community through the harrowing stories of survivors, music, dance, poetry, and experts such as advocates, theologians, sociologists, historians, anthropologists, and human rights activists.

For a trailer check out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-k6m5AZu9eQ

Award winning documentary filmmaker and cultural worker, Aishah Shahidah Simmons will introduce the film as well as facilitate discussion afterwards. This event will be held April 20th in Baker Theater. Doors open at 6:00pm. Aishah Shahidah Simmons will also be at a special brown bag discussion earlier in the day at 12:00pm.We hope you will come and join us for these insightful and exciting events!

For more information about Aishah Shahidah Simmons or NO!: The Rape Documentary, check out the official web site: notherapedocumentary.org or facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AfroLezCulturalWorker

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