Cameron University to host It’s On Us Campaign Gala in observance of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

In observance of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, Cameron University continues its partnership with the national It’s On Us Campaign to bring awareness, educate and challenge the community to take action in standing up against sexual assault. This year’s theme, “Ownership, Understanding and Application through the Arts,” will be highlighted on Wednesday, April 18, during a community event featuring an Art Gala as well as a return visit from Dr. Kimberly Dickman, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Analyst for the U.S. Air Force Academy. Dickman spoke at CU’s inaugural It’s On Us event in 2017. The event will start at 7 p.m. and will take place in the McCasland Ballroom of the McMahon Centennial Complex. There is no charge to attend. Due to limited seating, tickets must be reserved in advance at www.cameron.edu/itsonusaggies/reservations. For more information, call 580-581-2209.

“It’s On Us is a national, social campaign that encourages campuses to take action and be active bystanders to prevent sexual assault,” says Olivia Polynice, one of the event coordinators. “We will once again explore topics related to encouraging healthy sexuality and promoting healthy relationships as a form of combatting sexual assault.”

In addition to Dickman’s keynote address, the Art Gala will feature art installations, artwork submitted by CU students, and a silent auction. Proceeds from the latter will benefit New Directions Women’s Shelter.

It's On Us is a national movement aimed at fundamentally shifting the way individuals think and talk about sexual assault. The campaign, which works to educate, engage, and empower students and communities across the country to do something, big or small, to end sexual assault, has three core pillars - consent education, increasing bystander intervention, and creating an environment that supports survivors.

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April 11, 2018