Pitt-Bradford will hold several awareness events to mark Sexual
Assault Awareness Month.
On April 8, “Not for Sale,” which
addresses human trafficking, will be held from 11 a.m. to noon in the Harriett
B. Wick Chapel.
The event is being organized by
Nicolette Kellogg, a criminal justice major from Cuba, N.Y., who will also make
an educational presentation. Participants can also sign a banner to end slavery
and take part in a march around campus to raise awareness of human trafficking
and slavery. The public is invited.
In addition to her studies as part
of the criminal justice program, Kellogg traveled to Denmark last summer to
study human trafficking as a Vira I. Heinz scholar.
According to the Polaris Project,
there are 27 million people in modern-day slavery across the world, and one
million children are exploited by the global commercial sex trade each year. In
the United States, the average age of entry into prostitution is between 12 and
On April 9, the Pitt-Bradford LGBTS
Alliance will sponsor a showing of the film “Asking for It: The Ethics and Erotics
of Sexual Consent” at 7 p.m. in Wick Chapel. The film is open to the public,
but those younger than 18 should attend with a parent or guardian. Following
the film, there will be a discussion on sexual consent.
“Asking for It” features Dr. Harry
Brod, a professor of philosophy at the University of Northern Iowa and leader
in the pro-feminist men’s movement. He offers a unique take on the problem of
sexual assault, one that complicates the issue even as it clarifies the
bottom-line principle that consent must always be explicitly granted, never
Students will also distribute
information at tables in the Frame-Westerberg Commons and hold a “Slut Walk” to
protest blaming victims of sexual violence for the actions perpetrated against
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