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Bandana project promotes sexual assault awareness

Written by Brian Hickey

This week VSU’s very own Women Gender Studies (WGST) are paying homage to Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the women migrant farmer workers in America by inviting students to come out and participate in the Bandana Project.

Students can still come out today from 11-2 p.m. to the Pedestrian Mall and create their very own bandana with their own words of encouragement and sign of empowerment.

Some bandanas that have already been made range from “No means No” to pictures depicting sordid tales of peoples’ own personal stories.

The three day event began with a hitch on Tuesday when a member got sick, hindering WGST from meeting.

“The bandanas are to support farm workers who have suffered this abuse,” Heather Maclachlan, graduate social work major, said. “It is also a symbol of our solidarity to the movement.”

Khiry Clemons , sophomore mass media major, feels that the Bandana Project is quite necessary.

“The Bandana Project is a great campaign to bring awareness to sexual harassment on the campus,” she said. “Sexual harassment is kept so hush-hush among society, it is imperative that we as students do as much as we can to bring about awareness to end such crisis.”

To get more information, contact Dr. Tracy Woodard-Myers, professor of sociology tmeyers@valdosta.edu.

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