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Dominican College presents the 2nd Annual Sexual Assault Awareness Week Program from Monday, April 8th to Thursday, April 11th  

We all have the power to end sexual assault through awareness, bystander intervention, and education. The events of this week are designed to help each member of our community make our campus safe for each person who sets foot here.

All Week PSAs for Sexual Assault Awareness Announcements will be made to educate our community about sexual assault statistics and ways to make a difference. 

On Monday, April 8 from 9:45 a.m. - 11 a.m. in the Palisades Room the sexual assault awareness committee presents a Victim Advocate Panel featuring three experienced victim advocates. They will discuss their education, training, and work with victims of sexual assault.

From 11 a.m. -2 p.m. in Granito and Casey there will be an  Information Day with Pledge and Sticker Distribution. Representatives from student clubs will share information, stickers, and pledges with students and faculty about sexual assault and victimization. 

On Tuesday from 11 a.m. -2 p.m. in Granito and Casey there will be an additional Information Day with pledge and sticker distribution. 

From 2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m in the Palisades Room, the film "Dissolve" will be shown. This is a frightening look into drug facilitated sexual assault.

From 4:30 p.m.- 6 p.m. in the Lawrence Room, the committee presents "Rachel’s Challenge". Rachel was a student at Columbine. She was a shining example of kindness and working for change. A decade after her death "Rachel's Challenge" helps to end harassment and bullying.

On Wednesday from 9:45 a.m. - 11 a.m. in the Palisades Room, the committee will screen the film "The Undetected Rapist" - a chilling accounting of how one person planned and executed the sexual assault of another.

From 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Palisades Room, the committee will screen the film "Boys and Men Healing". This documentary is a about the impact the sexual abuse of boys has on both the individual and society, and the importance of healing and speaking out for male survivors to end the devastating effects.

From 5:15 p.m. -7:55 p.m. in the Palisades Room, the film "Telling Amy’s Story" will be shown along with a presentation by Senior Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Parietti. This is a story that took place here in Rockland County and will make you reevaluate what you think you know.
On Thursday Wear your jeans to work! A campus-wide event
Faculty and students are encouraged to wear jeans to raise awareness about sexual assault.  An Italian court overturned a rapist’s conviction when they determined the victim’s jeans were too tight and she must have voluntarily removed her jeans and therefore consented to act.
From 12:45 p.m. - 2 p.m. in the Palisades Room, the film "Very Young Girls" will be screened. In the United States the average age of entry into prostitution is just thirteen. The film takes us into the work of a former sexually exploited youth-turned-activist named Rachel Lloyd, who started the New York City organization GEMS (Girls Educational and Mentoring Services) to help victimized young women escape their pimps and find another way of life.

From 2:15 p.m. - 5 p.m. on the DC Walking Path a campus-wide event: Sandals for Sexual Assault Awareness
This event is an adaptation of the ‘Walk a Mile in her Shoes’ event, which raises awareness of Sexual Assault by having men walk a mile in high heels. Here at DC, we are having BOTH men and women walk the DC mile walking path in Sandals, decorated with gems, flowers, ribbons etc.

For more information about these events please contact Dr. Tara Parrello, Coordinator of Criminal Justice and Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice 845-848-4097 or tara.parrello@dc.edu.

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