The Arkansas Tech community may notice a group of red flags surrounding the Hindsman Tower today. The flags are representing the Red Flag Campaign to increase awareness about dating violence.
Events will be sponsored by several student organizations throughout April. Here is a summary of events:
Monday, April 2 – Buttons and t-shirts will be distributed around the campus and students will begin speaking to classes about the Red Flag Campaign. Faculty members interested in having students speak to their classes should contact Dr. Julie Mikles Schluterman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, April 3 – 2012 Sexual Assault Awareness Day of Action – Students are encouraged to set their Facebook Profile Picture to a photo of themselves holding a red flag to show their support.
Wednesday, April 4 – Students are invited to meet Dr. Michael Kimmel, a sociologist specializing in men and masculinity, at 5 p.m. and hear his presentation, “Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men,” at 7 p.m. Following the presentation, Kimmel will answer questions and host a book signing. Click here for more information about Kimmel.
Wednesday, April 11 – Dr. Mikles will give a lecture at the Hindsman Tower, theatre students will perform demonstrations and Robb McCormick from Some Guy Named Robb will provide musical accompaniment.
Monday, April 16 and Tuesday, April 17 – The Clothesline Project comes to Arkansas Tech and will be displayed in the Doc Bryan Courtyard. Click here for more information about the project.
Monday, April 16 through Friday, April 20 – Donations will be accepted for the River Valley Battered Women’s Shelter in Witherspoon Room 356.
Monday, April 23 – Students are invited to make a commitment to take a stand against dating violence at the “I Commit” booth at Chambers Cafeteria from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Thursday, April 26 – The “I Commit” booth will be in the Baswell Techionery from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Each Tuesday, students are invited to join “Tweet about it Tuesdays” for an hour-long town hall discussion. Click here for more information.
Mikles-Schulterman said the campaign is designed to encourage friends and the campus community to speak out when they witness warning signs, or red flags, for dating violence in a friend’s relationship.
Be sure to log back on ArkansasTechNews.com later for more information about each event, including a YouTube video contest.