Sexual Assault Awareness Activities at CSC in April

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Carl Sandburg College will be hosting events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month during April. Events will take place on April 12 and April 19 on the Main Campus in Galesburg.

“This is the third year Carl Sandburg College has participated in raising awareness and promoting the prevention of sexual violence,” said Cecelia Clevidence, adjunct counselor at CSC. “Each year the number of students, faculty and staff viewing the Clothesline Project and guest presentations has increased. This year, we are pleased to have added an evening panel presentation focusing on the epidemic of child sexual abuse in west central Illinois.”

On Tuesday, April 12, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Naomi Taylor, a prevention educator with Western Illinois Regional Council – Community Action Agency (WIRC–CCA), will speak about sexual assault awareness in the Student Center in Building B.

On Tuesday, April 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Clothesline Project (CLP) will be on display near the Loft Patio on the north side of Building E. The CLP was started on Cape Cod, Mass., in 1990 to address the issue of violence against women. It is a vehicle for women affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt. They then hang the shirt on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence against women. The program has since spread world-wide.

Also on April 19, from 7-8:30 p.m., there will be a panel discussion titled “Stop the Sexual Assault of Our Children,” that will be held in the Student Center. This final event is open to the public.