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Programs aimed at ending sexual violence
2 April 2007

BISMARCK (UTN) - Two educational events, designed to help end sexual violence and promote healthy relationships, are scheduled for United Tribes Technical College as part of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April.

      The college's Injury Prevention Program will host an information and education program at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 11 in the Jack Barden Center. The program will feature a talk by Kelly Litke, Abused Adult Resource Center, Bismarck, about myths surrounding sexual assault and sexual assault of college students.

      Sexual assault is a public health issue. According to the North Dakota Council on Abused Women, nearly 1,200 primary and secondary rape victims received help from 18 sexual assault crisis centers around the state in 2005. Rape of Native Americans occurs more than double that of all races on average.

      On Wednesday April 18, Injury Prevention students will host a walk-run beginning at 3 p.m. at the east entrance of the United Tribes Skill Center. The event will cover a 1.5 mile route and honor the silent victims of sexual assault.

      Both events are open to the public. For more information contact Michelle Schoenwald 701-255-3285 x 1258, mschoenwald@uttc.edu.

      United Tribes sophomore Injury Prevention Students involved in the events are: Kimberly Eagle, Juanita Linson, Brooklyn Maxon, Lornie Pinecoose, Dana Reynolds, and Kyle Vivier.


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