UNK Counseling Care and Women’s Center, 308.865.8248
The Women’s Center at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, along with the offices of Residential & Greek Life, Counseling & Health Care and the SAFE Center, are sponsoring a series of events beginning Tuesday, Sept. 26 to increase awareness of sexual assault.
The first activity is the Clothesline Project, which will take place from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26, in the Sisler Room of the Memorial Student Affairs Building.
According to Patricia Durner, associate director of the Women’s Center, “The Clothesline Project is a project that allows women and men who have been affected by sexual assault to express their emotions by decorating a t-shirt. The t-shirts serve as a testimony to the problem of sexual assault.”
Durner also said the colors of the t-shirts represent different forms of violence. The shirts will be displayed in the UNK Nebraskan Student Union Atrium on Friday, Sept. 29.
The second event to be held will be “Walk a Mile in Their Shoes,” which is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 29. The walk begins south of the Nebraskan Student Union at 12:30 p.m., and women are encouraged to wear men’s shoes, while men are asked to come in women’s shoes.
“The walk will be instrumental in helping people look at Sexual Assault from another person’s perspective,” Durner said.
Registration for the walk will take place 30 minutes before the start of the reverse-gender activity.
The final event scheduled is a showing of the movie “North Country“ on Friday night. The screening begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Sisler Room of the Memorial Student Affairs Building.
All events are free and open to the public.