Stalking is a focus of a series of empowering events during Michigan State University’s fall semester “It’s On Us” Week of Action Nov. 7 through 11. The events are open to all students, staff and faculty.
This is a student-led initiative in which different registered student organizations — coordinated by the Prevention, Outreach and Education Department — come together to activate the campus community in grassroots awareness and prevention education programs.
“This week is an opportunity to double down on our commitment and put action into place that will mobilize our community around gender-based violence awareness,” said Alex Babbitt, the peer educator coordinator in POE. “‘It’s On Us’ is a reminder that change starts with each one of us.”
International speaker and stalking survivor Anna Nasset is scheduled to provide the keynote address on Thursday, Nov. 10 from 7 to 8 p.m. in Brody Hall, 112 Auditorium. The event is open to everyone.
Additional events for the week include:
- Hot cocoa and painting, noon to 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7 at the Rock on Farm Lane north of the Red Cedar River.
- Social media campaign: Share your thoughts and engage with others on stalking prevention on Instagram @MSUPOE, Tuesday, Nov. 8.
- Let’s Talk About It: Join the conversation about dating practices and healthy relationships across cultures, 7 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov.9, McDonel Hall Kiva.
- Lunch with student leaders and Anna Nasset, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 10, Landon Dining Hall (registration required).
- Tie-dye event and community art project, noon to 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 11, MOSAIC in the MSU Union (second floor).
Sponsors and partners of this year’s “It’s On Us” events include MSU Safe Place, MSU Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention, MSU Residence Hall Association and the Prevention, Outreach and Education Department.
The Obama administration initiated “It’s On Us” in 2014 to encourage campus communities to take a stand against sexual violence. The national week of action each fall involves student groups and university units and supports multiple MSU programs related to Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct.
For more information, follow @MSUPOE on Instagram.