Upcoming Events for Spring 2023
New Confidential Support Group for Survivors of Sexual Assault ongoing starting March 2023. Contact ASPIRES Advocate Betsy Moon for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 931-372-6566
April 1 - 30
Sexual Assault Awareness MonthScavenger Hunt
For more information on how to win, click on the link and go to our Instagram and start following. @tntech_aspires
April 4 Wear Teal Day Begins
Wear Teal Day – To help raise awareness of sexual assault prevention, people are asked to wear teal each Tuesday in April. Teal is the nationally designated color that symbolizes supporting survivors of sexual assault and is recognized throughout Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.
April 11 The Clothesline Project
11:00-2:00 pm, Centennial Plaza Stage
Rain location: Tech Pride Room
The Clothesline Project is an American non-governmental organization created to bring awareness to the issue of violence against women men and children. For those who have been affected by violence, it is a means of expressing their emotions by decorating a t-shirt. After the shirts have been decorated, they are hung on a clothesline display. The intention of the display is to honor survivors and act as a memorial for victims. It is also intended to aid in the healing process for those who were directly affected and those who have lost someone special to violence. Lastly, the clothesline display is to educate society and promote awareness, as well as to document violent crimes against women
April 11 Take Back the Night
5:00 - 9:00 pm Tech Pride Room
Take Back The Night is an annual rally, march and speak-out event. Campus members and the surrounding community unite to raise awareness of sexual and relationship violence. The rally features several speakers and performances and is followed by a march through campus and its surrounding areas. The speak-out that follows is a way for individuals to share in a safe and supportive space how interpersonal violence has affected their lives. TBTN is part of a global initiative to end sexual and relationship violence and an event where all people join together to speak out against sexual and domestic violence.
April 26 Denim Day
On Denim Day, which takes place on the last Wednesday in April — April 26 this year — we stand in solidarity with sexual assault survivors and victims. Celebrated every year on the last Wednesday of April, Denim Day started as a campaign against sexual assault apologists. In the summer of 1998 in Italy, an 18-year-old girl was raped by her 45-year-old driving instructor. One year later, the perpetrator was released after the court overturned his sentence. He appealed that the girl had had ‘consensual’ sex with him because she was wearing tight jeans that could have only been taken off with her help. The next day, Italian women showed up in jeans to their workplaces as a way to protest the absurdity of the overturned sentence.
Take a picture of you in denim and #TNTech_ASPIRES and #denimday
ASPIRES Contact Information:
8:00am-4:30pm, Monday - Friday: 931-372-6566; email@example.com Nights/weekends/holidays through the Eagle Eye Crisis Hotline: 855-206-8997
ASPIRES Office is located in Bell Hall Room 254, 10 W 7th Street, Cookeville, TN 38501. Office Hours are 8:00am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday