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“Keep Calm and Talk First,” University Celebrates 5th Annual Consent Day
Contact: Joanna Howarth, 781-891-2725, firstname.lastname@example.org
April 12, 2013
As part of its continued commitment to the safety and wellness of students, Bentley University, in conjunction with Sexual Assault Awareness Month, held its 5th Annual Consent Day. This past Thursday, April 11th from 2-5pm, the University Consent Day Planning Committee was joined by over 23 student organizations, faculty and staff to join forces on this important issue. Over 500 students joined in the activities to promote healthy communication, respect and an understanding of consent between partners. Both students and visitors had the chance to participate in 8 or more activities to become eligible for a t-shirt.
The overall objective behind this day was to generate a positive approach to sexual violence prevention. Leading up to the event, awareness ribbons were distributed in the Student Center and recipients were encouraged to wear them to the event.
Concluding the event, the awareness around sexual assault continued as participants were encouraged to join the Women’s Center to be part of Take Back the Night, an event held to educate and inform the community on such issues as sexual assault and sexual violence, and encourage health relationships and a safe campus.