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Augusta University to host sexual assault awareness events

A candlelight campus march, violence prevention workshops and a community 5k run/walk are planned for Sexual Assault Awareness Month at Augusta University.

In partnership with Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Services, Augusta University hosts the annual events in April of each year as part of a national movement to end sexual violence.

This year’s events begin April 9 and continue throughout the month. They include:

Clothesline Project Banner Making

Noon-1:30 p.m. Monday, April 9
Harold Harrison, M.D. Education Commons Lawn
Students and faculty will create a banner in support of survivors of sexual violence that will be displayed on campus and during other Sexual Assault Awareness Month events.

Clothesline Project T-Shirt Making

5-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9
University Village Game Room
Students will create t-shirts to bring voice to the experience of survivors of sexual violence that will be displayed on the Summerville campus clothesline project during the month of April.

9th Annual Take Back the Day 5K Run/Walk

8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 14
Douglas Barnard, Jr. Amphitheatre
The cost varies from $5-25, with all proceeds benefiting Rape Crisis & Sexual Assault Services, an Augusta non-profit that provides services to victims of sexual assault. Register to walk or run at active.com.

22nd Annual Take Back the Night Rally

6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 19
Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre Lawn
The rally includes a community information fair, testimony from sexual assault survivors, and a candlelight walk.

View a complete list of events or call 706-724-5200 for more information.

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Danielle Harris

Danielle Harris is Senior Media Relations Coordinator at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at 706-721-7511 or deharris1@augusta.edu.