The 2nd annual "Slutwalk UCONN: A March to End Victim Blaming" will be held on October 5, 4-6 p.m. outside the Student Union on Fairfield Way. SlutWalk is sponsored by the UCONN student organization Revolution Against Rape, whose motto is "Because we've had enough."
SlutWalk is a global movement which started in Toronto, Canada in April 2011 after a York University police officer told a group of students that,“women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized.” A group of York University students was so incensed by this statement that they decided to hold an event in protest, and the SlutWalk movement was born.
Unfortunately, sexual assault and the tendency to blame victims is a worldwide issue. It is estimated that one in four college women will be the victim of sexual assault or attempted sexual assault during their time on a college campus (RAINN.org). With that staggering statistic it is clear that this may affect our significant others, sister, brothers, parents, cousins, friends, and loved ones.
Because UCONN and our community at large is affected by sexual assault and victim blaming, we believe that it is our duty to help turn the tide in favor of survivors, one person, one attitude, at a time. On October 5th, 2012 we will unite our community to stand together against sexual violence and march to say that we've had enough.
Please join us on Facebook...http://www.facebook.com/SlutWalkUConn
UCONN's student television network coverage ...http://uctv.uconn.edu/shows/news/uctvnews/2011/slutwalk-uconn-3/
And consider donating! http://www.gofundme.com/SWUCONN.