Eastern New Mexico University and ENMU African-American Affairs (AAA) has taken a stand against sexual harassment during the Rise Up: Sexual Assault Awareness event, which occurred on Feb. 8.
AAA held an event where any student or facility could come and be educated on sexual harassment and how Eastern treats each situation. AAA put together informative PowerPoint that was short and straight to the point. They showed a quick video that helped lighten the mood.
ENMU invited outreach specialist ShaTerra Norris to present A.R.I.S.E, which is a sexual assault service.
A.R.I.S.E stands for Advocating, Reasoning, Informing, Supporting, and Empowering. A.R.I.S.E has helped many campuses spread awareness about sexual assault and provided services to sexual assault victims.
The presentation was broken down into a few subjects. They talked about what A.R.I.S.E is and what it stands for, what sexual assault consists of, how to get help from our campus and other places and how to help a victim of sexual assault.
The event saw a good turnout. ShaTerra Norris presentation lasted about 30 minutes. The Sandia Room in the Campus Union Building was packed with a diverse group of students and facility.
ShaTerra Norris said “it is very important to at least spread awareness and educate people on sexual assault because it could save lives”.