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Asnuntuck to Observe Sexual Assault Awareness Month with Series of Events

ENFIELD, Conn. — Asnuntuck Community College (ACC) invites the public to join the Asnuntuck community in observing Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The college will hold events throughout the week of April 22-25.

On Monday, April 22, the college will host a No More Campaign from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the college’s Tower Lobby. Visit nomore.org to learn more about the organization’s mission to end domestic violence and sexual assault. The college invites the community to come to campus that day and take the pledge.

The Ted Talk “How We Talk About Sexual Assault Online” will run on a loop every 14 minutes in the Strom Conference Room from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23.

On Wednesday, April 24, students, staff, and faculty will participate in Denim Day. This day will promote that “there is no excuse and never an invitation to rape.” The ACC community will be encouraged to wear jeans with a purpose, support survivors, and educate themselves and others about all forms of sexual violence.

The week of awareness will conclude on Thursday, April 25 with a benefit concert. “Our Voices: An Evening Celebrating Women’s Resiliency with the Nields” will be held in Asnuntuck’s new Conference Center. Sisters Nerissa and Katryna Nields perform contemporary music that has been described as equal parts Beatles, Cranberries, and Joni Mitchell. Faith Ward and Kath Pepe will open for the duo. Tickets are free for Asnuntuck students who show their student ID, and $10 for the public. Proceeds will benefit YWCA Sexual Assault Crisis Services. For tickets, visit asnuntuck.edu/donate.

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