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Performance event recognizes Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

In recognition of National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, Students for Violence Prevention (SVP) at Pittsburg State University will host “Voice of the Silenced,” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4, in the Overman Student Center’s University Club.

In recognition of National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, Students for Violence Prevention (SVP) at Pittsburg State University will host “Voice of the Silenced,” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4, in the Overman Student Center’s University Club. The event will be an open-mic night that includes music, story, dance, theater, art, and poetry performances dedicated to the hope of ending sexual and domestic violence.

SVP’s goal for the event is to create a space that is safe, intimate, and empowers all people to discuss sexual and domestic violence in a way that sparks change and hope for our future. Performers participating in the event will use themes including ending sexual and domestic violence, supporting survivors, promoting hope and healing, engaging bystanders, and changing the culture.

Advocates from the Safehouse Crisis Center will be available during and after the event.

Performers interested in the event must arrive at 6:30 p.m. in order to determine order and placement, and their presentations must be less than 5 minutes in length. Prizes will be given in three categories consisting of spoken word performances, musical performances, and physical art pieces. Winners will be determined by audience voting.

The event is free and open to the public. Contact SVP Adviser Ali Smith 620-235-4831 or SVP Student Coordinator Caitlin Martin, pittstatesvp@gmail.com, with any questions or concerns regarding the event.

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