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Clothesline Project and Shine a Light Part of Sexual Awareness Month

April 1, 2010

To recognize April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, SWOSU's violence prevention program (VIPER) is hosting a clothesline project for the second straight year, and the Project will feature t-shirts designed by students, employees and community members who are survivors of interpersonal violence.

Anyone who would like to participate by making a shirt can stop by the VIPER office, Stafford 346, anytime before Friday, April 16, for a shirt and decorating supplies.

The display will be staged in the Memorial Student Center lobby during National Crime Victims' Rights Week, which is April 19-23.

To augment Sexual Assault Awareness Month, SWOSU and the City of Weatherford will collaborate to "Shine A Light on Sexual Violence." During the month of April, trees on campus as well as the gazebo at Weatherford's Centennial Park will be illuminated with white lights in the evenings. Wendy Henson, director of the program, said the lights serve as a reminder that one of the best ways to fight sexual assault in area communities is to bring attention to the issue and to take a united position that sexual violence will not be tolerated.

For more information about the Violence Prevention Program at SWOSU, visit        www.swosu.edu/viper or the ‘SWOSU Violence Prevention' page on facebook.

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