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Project sheds light on abuse

Crystal Miranda, outreach coordinator for Project Sister Family Services in Pomona, speaks in La Fetra Hall Monday to raise awareness of sexual assault and date and acquaintance rape. / photo by Nicole Ambrose

Crystal Miranda, outreach coordinator for Project Sister Family Services in Pomona, speaks in La Fetra Hall Monday to raise awareness of sexual assault and date and acquaintance rape. / photo by Nicole Ambrose

Iota Delta’s weeklong events focused on abuse against women with their annual Clothesline project and a presentation by Project Sister.

The Clothesline Project is a program created to address the issue of violence against women.

Specifically, it is for victims to express their emotions by decorating a shirt then hanging the shirt on a clothesline that is viewed by others as testimony to the problem.

Different colored paints were available for decorations for the shirts. Each color represented different violent acts against women.

On Monday Crystal Miranda, outreach coordinator for Project Sister, spoke out about the seriousness of this topic and the perception today’s society views sexual assault during a presentation about “Sexual Assault: Date and Acquaintance Rape.”

The event showed a video that shared the stories of victims of abuse.

Project Sister is an organization that hosts educational programs ranging from preschool where they teach children what an uncomfortable touch is to female self-defense classes. It also provides counseling and support for sexual assault vitims.

The program focused on college sexual assault and provided tips to keep college students safe and how sexual assault, including rape, does not discriminate.

–Erica Maurice

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