Institutions team up to battle sexual assault

SALISBURY, Md. –  Sexual abuse continues to be a problem for many in the community and on college campuses as Salisbury University and the Life Crisis Center teamed up to bring awareness.

Take Back The Night features numerous speakers, like Wicomico States Attorney Jamie Dykes, SU counselors, and more to discuss what sexual assault is and the need to help those who have been effected.

The event includes numerous survivors discussing their experiences, and concludes with a pledge.

“Being able to talk about their experience and that being empowering, knowing that they’re helping others and can be open about what happened, but also other people, if they’re not ready to do that, even hearing other people talk about it, help normalize, realize they’re not the only ones, it’s not their fault,” said Cassidy Zeller, an SU Counselor. “I think those are really important things that this type of event can help with.”

Salisbury University will be holding a sexual assault awareness week next week, including their annual Denim Day, which will be on Wednesday, May 1.

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