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
A $7.5 million Campaign Arkansas gift from John Ed and Isabel Anthony will support the construction of a center of excellence for wood design.
The annual celebration of African American freedom and achievement will be held at the Gardens on the U of A campus.
Luke Kitterman and Anthony Secrest of Siloam Springs received awards for their work at the ReStore through the Arkansas PROMISE project.
The Provost's Office is again offering up to $1,000 in travel assistance for tenured or tenure-track faculty members. Apply by July 6 for travel between July 1 and Sept. 30.
Work to replace a sewer line will begin Monday, June 18, and is expected to be finished Friday, June 22, weather permitting. Status of other traffic and pedestrian routes is updated.