Sexual assault can seem like an issue too big for any one of us to effectively address, but there is a role for each of us to play and the opportunity to impact our campus, our community and subsequently create a ripple of social change. Sexual assault awareness month (SAAM) is a great opportunity to raise your voice for change. One of our favorite quotes states: “We don’t have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change. Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.” – Howard Zinn
This month, in recognition of SAAM, will you consider doing something small? Something that’s important to you. Challenge rape culture, share a One Student resource with a class, sign the One Student pledge, participate in campus and community SAAM events. Use your social network to raise awareness. One Student created a logo for SAAM (pic below). Make it your profile pic, tweet it, add it to Instagram. In other words– get people talking, because through dialogue, change begins. One sexual assault is too many and One Student can make a difference. Will you be the One? Tag @OneStudentOrg or #OneStudent in any SAAM pics and you could win one of several sexually empowered items from our swag bag.