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Kirtland raises awareness about sexual assault and domestic violence

Kirtland’s Service Learning department, in conjunction with long-term community partner The River House, who provides safety and empowerment to survivors of domestic and sexual vi­olence and homelessness, have a variety of events planned to raise awareness about Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

April’s Sexual Assault Awareness campaign kicked off with a Clothesline Project in Kirtland’s Student Center on the main campus near Roscommon.  T-shirts on display were made by clients at Grayling’s River House.  These t-shirts shared messages about sexual assault and brought sexual assault awareness to campus.  At awareness event on April 4th, River House speakers addressed students and participated in a sexual assault and domestic violence march around Kirtland’s campus.

Other events to raise awareness and support include an April 21st Disc Golf Tournament fund-raising event for River House, followed by a R.O.A.R. “Rock Out Against Rape” concert.  Doors open at 4 p.m. and admission is $5.  Interested persons can contact River House at (989) 348-3169.

On April 24, the 2nd annual Shooting for a Change activity will provides an opportunity to fire numerous types of firearms both big and small – even a cannon!  Shoot for a Change will be on the Kirtland firing range across F97, food will be available, and all proceeds will benefit Kirtland’s Service Learning department.

Contact Nick Holton, Kirtland Service Learning Advisor, for additional information on these or any other Service Learning initiatives at 989-275-5000 ext. 412 or nick.holton@kirtland.edu.