WIRC-CAA & Local Colleges Join Forces Against Sexual Violence

Share

The Western Illinois Regional Council and Community Action Agency has a series of events coming up that coincide with Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Carl Sandburg College, Knox College, and Monmouth College will partner with the organization for the Clothesline Project and Take Back the Night events from Apr. 16-18. Diane Mayfield with WIRC explains the purpose behind the Clothesline Project:

“Our Clothesline Project is where we hang a bunch of t-shirts; they’re all made by victims. There’s different colors that symbolize different things: sexual assault against men, sexual assault against children, domestic violence. That is also included in there. We setup anywhere between 50 and 200 t-shirts depending on the space that we have,” she said.

Carl Sandburg College will host the first installment of the Clothesline Project on Apr. 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m, followed by the Take Back the Night from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Take Back the Night is a marching event that works to raise awareness and seeks to end all forms of sexual violence.

Knox College and Monmouth College will also host the pair of sexual assault awareness events on Apr. 18 and 19 respectively.

For more information on the WIRC and their initiatives, log onto their website at wirpc.org.

written by Jackson Kane

Spread the word

Trending Now

Featured News Podcasts

Subscribe to our Community Newsletter

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Prairie Communications, 55 Public Square, Monmouth, IL, 61462, https://977wmoi.com/. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

Choose a Category

Continue Reading

When a Cough May be More than Just a Cough

As a person with any amount of life experience under your belt, you likely don’t need the term “cough” defined for you. You’ve probably experienced a recurring cough at least