Augusta University to host sexual assault awareness events

In an ongoing effort to bring awareness to sexual violence, Augusta University has partnered with Fort Gordon, Augusta Technical College, and Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Services to host events throughout April, which is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Activities include public art displays and a community 5k run/walk, and will begin March 27 and continue throughout April. They include:

Clothesline Project T-shirt Making
11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Monday, March 27
Jaguar Student Activities Center
Students and faculty will decorate t-shirts in support of survivors of sexual violence that will be displayed on campus and during other Sexual Assault Awareness Month events.

8th Annual Take Back the Day 5K Run/Walk to End Child Abuse & Sexual Violence
8:45 a.m. Saturday, April 15
D. 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 the dog-friendly race at

21th Annual Take Back the Night Rally
6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 20
Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre Lawn
The rally includes a community information fair, testimony from sexual assault survivors, and a candlelight walk.

Find a complete list of campus and community events.

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