Take Back the Day/Night

The CCC campus will soon join others across the nation in observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

The events entitled, "Take Back the Day/Night" are aimed at bringing attention to sexual assault awareness/prevention and are scheduled to take place on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.

Take Back the Day/Night

“CCC to host sexual assault awareness events.”

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Marriel Hardy

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Wed Mar 7, 2018

The CCC campus will soon join others across the nation in observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

The events entitled, "Take Back the Day/Night" are aimed at bringing attention to sexual assault awareness/prevention and are scheduled to take place on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.

The United States Department of Justice highlights a chilling statistic: one out of every four female undergraduates will be victim to some form of sexual assault before graduation. Women aren’t alone in this epidemic. Five to six percent of men will experience sexual assault during college as well.

Kenneth Gooden, program coordinator – Dating and Domestic Violence Prevention Program, sees the event as a way to inform the campus community about the realities of sexual assault, abuse, and their prevention.

“We are pleased to have three upcoming events in April to highlight Sexual Assault Awareness Month. We want to bring attention to the serious issue of sexual assault which takes place on college campuses across the United States,” said Gooden. “Our mission is to provide useful information in reducing sexual assault on campus and strengthen the resources we have available here at CCC.”

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) estimates that at least 95% of campus rapes in the U.S. go unreported. This statistic reflects a dire need for increased campus prevention and support systems at the nation’s colleges and universities.

“We want to provide attendees with basic guidelines for sexual assault prevention,” said Gooden. “The campus should gain an understanding of the immediate steps they should take in case a sexual assault has occurred and what are their options moving forward.”

In addition to educating and providing support services on campus, the program offers professional development for local law enforcement on handling dating and domestic violence situations.

For more information on CCC’s Dating and Domestic Violence Prevention Program, contact Kenneth Gooden at (662) 621-4666 or kgooden@coahomacc.edu.