Tag Archives: Violence Prevention Victim Advocacy and Support Center

The 22nd time


Essence Boyd—Copy Editor & Alexandra Scicchitano—Online Editor For the 22nd year, university members spoke out against sexual violence last week at Take Back the Night, an open mic for survivors of sexual assault and abuse. A large group of survivors, supporters and allies marched across the pedestrian walkway and chanted, “Yes means yes! No means no! However, we dress, wherever we

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Take Back the Night, a rally against sexual violence


Josh LaBella – General Assignment Reporter Life after rape is not easy and it takes support, said UCONN student Suzy Berthiaume. On Tuesday April 18, Southern hosted Take Back the Night, a rally against sexual violence. Berthiaume, the keynote speaker, said it is important for allies to be there for victims of sexual violence. “Listen to hear them,” said Berthiaume,

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The 14th annual 64 Days of Nonviolence


Victoria Bresnahan – Special to the Southern News Catherine Christy said the 64 Days of Nonviolence program can lead to a change in people’s behavior. “For me, [the purpose of these events] is a couple of things,” said Christy, coordinator of the Sexual Assault Resource Team, also known as SART. “It shows the university’s support because there’s such a variety

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The Red Flag Campaign is back


Jeniece Roman – General Assignment Reporter The Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy and Support Center began a dating violence awareness campaign throughout the month of October on campus. According to Shantal Collins, VPAS member, the Red Flag Campaign promotes the prevention of dating violence; the name refers to the “red flags” in a relationship that point to it being unhealthy or

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Rally on campus raises awareness for domestic violence


Anisa Jibrell – News Writer  Soaking rain and gusty winds rattled the Verizon tent as people scurried by clutching their umbrellas and clasping their hoods. But the fury of Mother Nature’s winds didn’t deter the domestic violence rally from carrying on. Violence Prevention Victim Advocacy and Support Center (VPAS), the Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic, and Verizon partnered to raise awareness on

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