Stop the Violence Events at PSU

March 22nd, 2005 by Adam

Plymouth State “Stop the Violence”

The Women’s Services and Gender
Resources office, Wellness Center, Voices Against
Violence, the National Collegiate Athletic Association
and University Police are sponsoring a
series of events in April focused on preventing sexual

April 5 from 3 to 6 p.m., The Hartman
Union Building (HUB) will host a Sexual Assault
Educational Fair and Clothesline Project
exhibit, a
display designed to create awareness of sexual violence
around the college campus. Visitors can make a T-shirt to
display on the clothesline. From 5 to 9 p.m. in the HUB
Fireplace Lounge, the third annual Clothesline Concert will
feature local live bands, refreshments and door prizes.

Maria Kangas will present a talk
A Survivor Speaks Out…Sexual Assault on
College Campuses
,” April 6 at 6 p.m.
in Frost Commons. Kangas will tell the story of her own
experience of date rape and explore the facts and myths
of sexual assault.

April 7, a panel of
social services providers will present a program on
Child Sexual Abuse: The Survivor Within.”
Location and time to be announced: call (603) 535-2387
for more information.

Women will have an opportunity to
learn self-defense strategies through the Rape Aggression
Defense Program (R.A.D.) April 8 -10.
The course
includes messages of awareness, prevention, risk
reduction and risk avoidance, as well as basic hands-on
self-defense training exercises. Classes are offered
April 8 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. in D & M Room 402,
April 9 from 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in D & M Room 402 and
April 10 from 9 a.m. -1:30 p.m. in the PE Center.

April 12, the Statewide Clotheseline
Project and Display
will be held on the State
House lawn in Concord from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

April 18, a program for men called
“One in Four
” will be held in Boyd Hall Room
144 from 5 to 9 p.m. The discussion will
focus on gender roles in today’s world, leadership
skills and ways to help survivors of sexual assault.
Refreshments will be provided.

“Red, Green or In-Between,” a panel discussion
about dating, sex and the dangers of date rape
will be
held April 19 at 6 p.m. in the Hartman
Union Building Room 109. The program will be presented by
educators from the S.A.F.E. program.

An educational program called “Stalking 101
will be offered April 20 at noon in the
Hartman Union Building Room 109. During this interactive
program, participants will learn how to identify stalking
behaviors, protect themselves and seek help. The program
will be presented by educators from the S.A.F.E. program.

April 21 at 7 p.m., the Women’s
Services and Gender Resources office and Voices Against
Violence will lead a Candlelight Vigil and Clothesline
Project Display
in the Plymouth Town Commons. The event
will include comments from survivors of sexual violence
and a display of T-shirts created by members of the
Plymouth community.

For more information about Stop the Violence events, contact
the Women’s Services and Gender Resources office at
(603) 535-2387
or visit