‘It’s on us’: Show your support during Sexual Assault Awareness Month

photo of bell tower

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. To help bring awareness and show support and advocacy, Augusta University has events planned for the entire month of April. 

View the featured events schedule below. 

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Events 

Baseball/Softball Kickoff  

3 p.m. Friday, April 2 at Christenberry Fieldhouse 

Takeover Tuesday 

Noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12 on the Summerville Campus 

Takeover Tuesday 

Noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 20 on the Health Sciences Campus 

Wellness Wednesday 

Noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 21 in the Butler Meeting Room in the JSAC 


Clothesline Project 

Beginning Friday, April 2, those interested will have the opportunity to participate in the Clothesline Project. The purpose of the project is to increase awareness of the impact of violence and abuse, to honor a survivor’s strength to continue, and to provide another avenue for them to courageously break the silence that often surrounds their experience. 

The Clothesline Project is a visual display of violence statistics that often go ignored. Each shirt is made by a survivor of violence or by someone who has lost a loved one to violence. Each shirt is decorated to represent someone’s voice.

This year, the clothesline will be seen on multiple campuses. 

From Thursday, April 1 to Monday, April 12, the clotheslines will be at the Forest Hills Campus. From Monday, April 12 to Friday, April 20, it will be at the Health Sciences Campus. Finally, it will be on the Summerville Campus from Monday, April 20 to Friday, April 27. 

Virtual Awareness Events 

There will also be various virtual events to learn more about sexual assault awareness. Some sessions will be offered virtually on multiple dates. 

Obstacles to Leaving a Domestic Violence Situation 

Presented by Dr. Natalie Peterson, intimate partner violence assistance program coordinator VA Medical Center 

9 a.m. Tuesday, April 6 

a.m. Tuesday, April 13 

9 a.m. Friday, April 23 

What Happens Next? It’s Your Choice 

Presented by Lynne Giles 

3 p.m. Tuesday, April 20 

3 p.m. Thursday, April 22 

The Culture of Victim Blaming 

Presented by Lynne Giles 

3 p.m. Tuesday, April 27 

3 p.m. Thursday April 29 

Healthy Relationships 

Presented by Carla Hamann and Jordan Adams 

11 a.m. Tuesday, April 6 

For more information on these events, please contact Julie Kneuker in the Office of Compliance, Ethics and Risk Management. 

Learn more about sexual assault prevention at Augusta University. 

Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry
Written by
Raysean Ricks

Raysean Ricks is a writer in the Division of Communications & Marketing at Augusta University. Contact him to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at 706-721-6144 or email him at rricks@augusta.edu.

View all articles
Written by Raysean Ricks

Jagwire is your source for news and stories from Augusta University and AU Health. Daily updates highlight the many ways students, faculty, staff, researchers and clinicians "bring their A games" in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state of Georgia.

Read on for stories of innovation in education and health care, opportunities at the center of Georgia’s new cybersecurity hub, and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities and the health sciences.