Holly Lovern, a gender violence services coordinator with the Carolina Women’s Center, said in an email the month is a great opportunity to raise awareness about the resources that are available to students on campus.
“(We) wanted to help kick off SAAM with a week of events and help engage people on campus engage in conversations about sexual violence, bystander intervention, consent and survivor support,” Lovern said.
Project Dinah hosted a benefit concert for the Orange County Rape Crisis Center. Anna Taylor, one of the organization’s co-chairs said it is important that students are educated about sexual assault.
“A lot of people come into college already as survivors of sexual or interpersonal violence and unfortunately a lot of people experience those forms of violence during college so we empower other students to be able to find on-campus and off-campus support to help them process those experiences,” Taylor said.