Monday, April 21, 2008

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual Assault Awareness Month is a time for individuals and organizations to come together to raise awareness and to take action against sexual assault. Carmichael Library is teaming up with our partners in the Counseling and Career Center to present a collection of books and other resources in an effort to raise awareness among the UM community.

The following resources were selected by Kassie Doggett of the Counseling and Career Center:
  • SafeHouse of Shelby County - Crisis Line: (205) 664-SAFE or 1-800 650-6522
  • Crisis Center - Rape Response Line: (205) 323-7273 (RAPE) or 1-888-323-7273 (RAPE)
  • Alabama Coalition Against Rape -
  • Rape Abuse Incest National Network: The nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization -
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline - 1 (800) 656-4673 (HOPE)
Additionally, the following books may be of interest:
Finally, the Counseling and Career Center is partnering with the Office of Student Life and SafeHouse to host a sexual abuse awareness presentation entitled "Sexual Assault: What Women and Men Should Know." The program will conclude with a candlelight vigil this Wednesday, the 23rd. This event begins at 7:00 PM in Harman Hall, Room 103. For more information on this event, call the Counseling and Career Center at 665-6262 or Student Life at 665-6565.

Related: Recognizing RAINN Day

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