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"Sexual Abuse: A Survivor's Story" at RCC

DATE: April 12, 2017
CONTACT: Paul Mencher

“Sexual Abuse: A Survivor’s Story” at RCC
Free event part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

RAMAPO – The impact of sexual assault will be placed in the spotlight at a special event at Rockland Community College. “Sexual Abuse: A Survivor’s Story” is free and open to the public.

Thursday, April 20, 2017
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Cultural Arts Center, Atrium

A short video, created by RCC Graphic Design student Cristina Torres, will be shown to those in attendance. The video features artwork created by a survivor of sexual assault and relationship violence, and that artwork will also be on display in the Atrium. Attendees will be asked to write a response to what they see, and counselors will be on hand to speak with anyone who wishes to do so.

This event is part of the ongoing observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month at RCC. Some events are open only to the RCC community, including a screening of the movie Audrie & Daisy, which takes place Monday, April 17, at 6:00 pm in the Technology Center Ellipse (Room 8180). This powerful documentary focuses on two teenagers who were sexually assaulted, and what happened when images of that abuse surfaced. A discussion will follow the film.

Also for the RCC community, a speaker from the local non-profit group Center for Safety & Change will present a program entitled, “Rape Culture: What is it? Do We Live in One?” This program will take place twice on Thursday, April 27, upstairs in the Student Union.

RCC’s Committee Against Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence (CASARV) is sponsoring this series of events. For more information, contact Eileen MacAvery Kane at 845-742-2281 or