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College raises awareness of sexual assault

SAAPM chalk drawing
A chalk drawing outside the front doors of Linn Hall on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, raises awareness about Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. PHOTO BY JEFF SIGMUND

According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s website, “Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) calls attention to the fact that sexual violence is widespread and impacts every person in the community…Systems of oppression such as racism, sexism, classism, heterosexism, ageism, ableism, etc. contribute to higher rates of sexual harassment, assault and abuse.” 

  • More than 1 in 4 non-Hispanic Black women (29%) in the United States were raped in their lifetime
  • More than 4 in 5 American Indian and Alaska Native women (84.3%) have experienced violence in their lifetime
  • 1 in 3 Hispanic women (34.8%) reported unwanted sexual contact in their lifetime
  • 32.9% of adults with intellectual disabilities have experienced sexual violence
  • 47% of all transgender people have been sexually assaulted at some point in their lives
Image courtesy of Jeff Sigmund Photography

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