National campaign ‘It’s on Us’ comes to Michigan State

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This week was ‘It’s on Us’ week at Michigan State University.

‘It’s on Us’ is a national campaign that wants to end sexual violence on college campuses.

“We know that, statistically, it just happens more on college campuses all around the nation,” Leah Short, a programing specialist with the Prevention, Outreach and Education Department said. “I think that everyone should be having this conversation at every age.”

Events this week ranged from music and art therapy to a “Teal Out” on Friday, the color that represents sexual assault awareness.

10% of proceeds from Monday nights event at Blue Owl Coffee in East Lansing went to the Firecracker Foundation which supports children that are survivors of sexual assault.

“Keep leaning into that discomfort, to those conversations that we usually avoid,” Short said.

Laverne Cox, an activist and actress, gave the key note speech on Tuesday called ‘Ain’t I a Women: My Journey to Womanhood’ to a sold out room of 600 students.

There will be another week of action in the spring.

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