Contact: Carey Nason, 581-2515
The University of Maine Safe Campus Project will celebrate its 10th anniversary Tuesday, Nov. 16 from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Wells Conference Center, with hors d’oeuvres, entertainment and informal remarks.
Safe Campus Project promotes education, intervention and abuse prevention to help reduce sexual assault, relationship abuse and stalking. It also provides members of the UMaine community affected by assault or abuse advocacy, support and educational resources.
Carey Nason, advocate and coordinator of Safe Campus Project, works with student organizations on campus, and community groups and agencies off-campus, reminding audiences that ending sexual abuse and domestic violence is everyone’s responsibility. Personal attitudes, beliefs and value systems are at the root of domestic violence and sexual or other forms of abuse, she says.
Nason estimates the Safe Campus Project and its community allies get their message to several thousand people a year through traditional and Web-based social media and other activities.
Part of the ceremony on Nov. 16 will include a dance performance by UMaine student Molly Schenck and an a capella performance by the student ensemble Mixed Nuts.
Members of the public and campus community are invited to the ceremony, and are asked to R.S.V.P. by Friday, Nov. 5 by calling 581-2515 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.