Student Life sponsors Sexual Assault Awareness Week Nov. 9-13

TRAVERSE CITY — NMC's Office of Student Life will host three free events Nov. 9-13 as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Week.

The week aims to connect students to resources and help they or their peers may need in the face of sexual assault, as well as provide a safe place for students to learn about sexual assault and become empowered to take action against it.

Nov. 10: Day of Art, Awareness and Action – The Health and Sciences Building lobby will be set up with stations and spaces for students to bring awareness and education around campus sexual assault. In addition to an information booth on campus and community resources, there will be interactive activities including learning-based games and collaborative artworks for creative expression. 10 a.m.–3 p.m., Health & Science Building Lobby

Nov. 11: "The Hunting Ground" film screening – A documentary about sexual assault on U.S. campuses, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on victims and their families. The film focuses on Andrea Pino and Annie E. Clark, two former University of North Carolina students who were raped while enrolled in school and led a campaign to file a Title IX complaint against UNC. Lady Gaga recorded "Til It Happens to You" for the film. Discussion and candlelight vigil to follow the film. 6 p.m., Scholars Hall Auditorium, Room 109. Watch trailer »

Nov. 12: "Climbing PoeTree" – Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman comprise the Climbing PoeTree duo. Their award-winning performance is composed of dual voice spoken word poetry, hip hop, and multimedia theater that dissolves apathy with hope, exposes injustice and helps heal inner trauma. 7 p.m., Hagerty Center

Release date: October 22, 2015

For more information:

Mara Penfil
Office of Student Life
(231) 995-1118


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