Support Each Other Through The Clothesline Project and Take Back the Night

April is Sexual Violence Awareness Month. Supporting survivors of sexual or domestic violence can create a healthier campus community. The WELL Team will be hosting two nationally recognized empowering events next week in support of this mission.

Tuesday, April 4, is the nationally recognized Sexual Assault Day of Action. Join The WELL Team in Palm Court on this day for The Clothesline Project. You will be provided with an opportunity to share your story of violence by writing it out on a t-shirt and displaying your story on the clothesline. Participants can also choose to write uplifting and empowering messages supporting survivors of violence on a t-shirt or clothes pin that will be used to help display the shirts. Come by anytime between 1 – 5 p.m.

On Wednesday, April 5, we will come together to Take Back the Night. Starting at 6 p.m. in the LBC Rinker Auditorium, join in on the conversation raising awareness of domestic and sexual violence, campus and community resources, and personal stories told by your peers. Following the speaking engagement, we will have a candlelit walk together through downtown DeLand to Take Back the Night in memory of all of those affected by sexual and domestic violence. Join us for this powerful opportunity, one in which you can also receive cultural credit.

For any questions or concerns, please contact Melissa Mesman, Assistant Director of Wellness and Recreation, at Would you like to share your story during Take Back the Night? Please contact Melissa for more information!