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Tarana Burke is one of the people cited by Time magazine as part of the Silence Breakers. (Photo courtesy of The University of Akron)

#MeToo: Hearing From a Silence Breaker

The #MeToo movement has grown into an international effort to raise awareness and fight sexual violence against women and girls.
By Megan Parker, News Contributor April 12, 2018

Tarana Burke, the founder of the #MeToo movement, will be speaking in the Student Union Ballroom at 7 p.m. on April 17, as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the Women’s Studies program speaker...

Being the change: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

By Nicholas Smith, Student Writer May 4, 2016

Sexual assault is not only a prevalent problem in the United States military, but it also is a plague across college campuses everywhere.  This year at The University of Akron, the ROTC program decided...

Participants walk for sexual assault awareness.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

By George Dunlap, Writer May 2, 2016

The Rape Crisis Center (RCC) capped off Sexual Assault Awareness Month with its 11th annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event on April 29 at Lock 3. Since 2005, the Medina and Summit County Rape Crisis...

Katie Koestner, one of the first victims of date rape to speak out nationally about the problem, shares her story.

Activist Katie Koestner speaks up for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

By George Dunlap, Writer April 6, 2016

Katie Koestner, one of the first victims of date rape to speak out nationally, visited Akron to discuss her tragic experiences on April 5. Koestner’s discussion, titled Take Back the Night, was the second...

Zips must take a stand against sexual assault

By Buchtelite Editorial Board April 6, 2016

This month is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Campus sexual assault has long been an issue and in 2016, it is more visible than ever. Many groups -from student activists, dean of students, and Greek...

Sexual Assault Awareness Month clothing drive

By Spencer Skolnick, Writer April 20, 2015

When their clothes are taken for evidence, sexual assault victims could use a new outfit. A clothing drive for victims of sexual assault, a part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and National Volunteer...

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