Marywood University to Host Weeklong Educational Program
on Healthy Relationships and Violence Prevention
SCRANTON, PA—Marywood University will hold a collaborative program between the Counseling/Student Development Center and the Relationship and Empowerment (RAE) Task Force titled: “It’s On Us,” Monday, November 17 through Friday, November 21, 2014, on the university’s campus. The events are free and open to the public.
On Monday, November 17, red flags and posters will be placed on campus to educate the community about the significance of healthy relationships. On Tuesday, November 18, a screening and group discussion of the movie Mean Girls is scheduled in the Comerford Theater, Center of Natural and Health Sciences, from 8 to 10:15 p.m. On Wednesday, November 19, the “It’s On Us” Video Shoot/Launch Party will take place in the Fireplace Lounge at the Nazareth Student Center, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will incorporate an online pledge with interactive tables containing information about the prevention of violence.
During the past several months, sexual assault in higher education has received increased national attention. Colleges and universities have a moral obligation to support survivors and prevent sexual assault against students. “Its On Us” is a nationwide cultural movement aimed at fundamentally shifting the way we think about sexual assault.
The goal is to engage Marywood students, staff, and faculty, along with the outside community, by raising awareness and providing educational material to reinforce that everyone has a role to play in stopping sexual violence.
For more information on the “It’s On Us” campaign, please visit itsonus.org.