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One Billion Rising at Rutgers University-New Brunswick

United States > New Brunswick > Across campus > 2018-02-12 > 09:00 am

About The Event

At Rutgers University-New Brunswick, we are looking to bring as much attention to One Billion Rising as possible. To effectively do this, we are going to have programming stretch across our five campuses. Our week of events starts off with guest speaker Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement, on February 12th. Throughout the week we will have decals in various locations on campus that people can sign to show they are part of one billion people rising against violence. There is a spot in our design of these decals that allows individuals to put a sticker that says "#MeToo" on it if they identify with the hashtag. These decals will be displayed in various locations across the campuses to make a powerful statement and will remain visible for several days. Not only can individuals sign a physical display of this stance but they can also sign an online pledge if they choose. On February 14th, we are going to have at least 5 different flash mobs to Break The Chain across campus. Students can submit their own video of their Break The Chain performance to our video dance competition throughout the week as well. Additionally, we have an email signature that faculty and staff can utilize for this week in an effort to spread the message of One Billion Rising even further. Additionally, there will be social media photos that offices can use for their various accounts during the week. During October, we held a week titled "Turn the Campus Purple" where there were multiple programs to raise awareness about violence against women. For this event, we distributed purple t-shirts that were a visible sign of support and could been seen all over campus. Because the weather is colder now, we will be distributing purple hats instead with information about One Billion Rising. These will be distributed across campus, on our purple bus, and at the lecture-style event with Tarana Burke which will include a pre-show that spotlights a performance of Break The Chain.

About The Organization

End Sexual Violence Now

End Sexual Violence Now is a campaign at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. There is representation of various campus departments on the committee that works to educate the community on these issues and raise awareness for them. This committee plans various programs throughout the year.

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