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York College plans Week of Action April 9-13 to recognize Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 02, 2018
The York College of Pennsylvania sign on main campus

York College of Pennsylvania is planning of Week of Action from April 9-13 to recognize Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Several events are open to the public free of charge.

UNITY, an interactive public art project created as a response to the divisiveness and negative rhetoric in American politics, will come to the York College campus on April 9. Created by artist Nancy Belmont, UNITY is a larger-than-life structure that helps participants celebrate their uniqueness and strengthens their ties to each other. The project consists of 32 posts, each with identifiers such as, “I’m a parent; I speak English as a second language; I identify as LGBTQ,” etc. Participants tie colorful yarn to posts that reflect their identities. Their yarn intertwines with others’ yarn to create a web of interconnectedness.

York College will support the 32nd Annual Crime Victims’ Rights March and Candlelight Vigil in Downtown York on April 10 at 7 p.m. Hosted by the York County Victims’ Rights Coalition, the event will begin at the Colonial Courthouse on the corner of West Market and Pershing streets for a brief program. Participants will then march along West Market Street to Trinity United Church of Christ (32 West Market St.) led by the Kiltie Bank of York. The program will include speakers, music and a survivor roll call and candle lighting.

Take Back the Night activities will begin on April 11 at 7 p.m. at the College’s Waldner Performing Arts Center. Kristin Houser, chief public affairs officer for the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, will serve as keynote speaker. “No Artificial Sweeteners,” an all-female improv troupe who perform benefit shows, will entertain.


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