Survivor Art Instillation Kicks Off Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Nationally, April is recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Kicking off awareness events this year at the University of Arkansas is the "What were you wearing? Survivor Art Instillation."
On display in the Union Connections Lounge all this week, March 31 to April 4, experience the "What were you wearing? Survivor Art Instillation. This poignant display has been inspired by clothing worn by U of A survivors of sexual violence at the time they were assaulted.
"It addresses one of the most pervasive myths of sexual violence," says Jen Carlson, STAR Central sexual violence prevention educator. Prevalent rape myths lend to blaming victims' choices in clothing for their rapes.
"However, the fact is that clothing is not the blame for rape occurring, the rapist is," replied Mary A. Wyandt-Hiebert, STAR Central director.
The "What were you wearing? Survivor Art Instillation" will remain on display until Friday afternoon. STAR Central and its RESPECT peer education program extend appreciation to all of the survivors who inspire such endeavors and the Peace at Home Thrift Store for their support of this project. Watch for additional SAAM event announcements throughout April.
Dr. Mary A. Wyandt-Hieber,
Pat Walker Health Center
Asya Ozkizilcik, a Post-Doctoral Fellow for the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has received an American Heart Association fellowship.
In collaboration with the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, U of A's Asian Pacific Americans Employee Impact Group and Ensemble HanSori pay musical tribute and remembrance through a video.
Megan Rodgers, an International and Global Studies student at the U of A, has been selected to present at the 2021 Notre Dame Student Peace Conference, April 15-17.
Understanding the Short Fiction of Carson McCullers has been recognized as a Finalist in the 23rd annual Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards in the category of Women's Studies. Casey Kayser, assistant professor of English, co-edited the collection.
Second-year law students Collin Heard and Donta Dismuke won the final round of Board of Advocates Negotiations Competition held on April 9 via Zoom.