Center For Family Services, Rowan University Take A Stand Against Sexual Violence
GLASSBORO- More than 500 people joined together to take a stand against sexual violence at the Stand.Speak.Empower event presented by Rowan University and the SERV program of Center For Family Services.
The event included guest speakers from Center For Family Servcies, Rowan University’s Office of Healthy Campus Initiatives, and local resident Rhett Hackett who shared his personal journey from victim to survivor.
Event participants had the opportunity speak in an open forum setting, participate in a self-defense workshop, and take part in The Clothesline Project. The evening culminated with more than 200 people participating in the Take Back the Night walk; an internationally recognized event where students take a candlelit walk through campus as a way to unite and stand up to violence in the community.
The event was held in conjunction with Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and CFS’ annual Denim Day campaign. Denim Day is a campaign to prevent sexual violence in southern New Jersey through education and public awareness. CFS’s Services Empowering Rights of Victims (SERV) program is the New Jersey State designated Sexual Violence provider in Camden, Cumberland, and Gloucester counties and Domestic Violence provider in Gloucester and Cumberland counties.
All proceeds from Denim Day make it possible for CFS to operate a 24 hour live sexual assault and domestic violence hotline, provide advocate accompaniments to hospital emergency rooms, police stations, college campuses, and the court.