Changing the conversation on sexual assault

By Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre
November 27, 2018 - 1:03pm

It’s time to change the conversation around sexual violence. 

The Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre (CASASC), the Students’ Association of Red Deer College (S.A.) and two third-year BScN students of RDC have partnered together for Changing the Conversation – a consent and sexual violence prevention info booth. 

Join us on Thursday, November 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Forum at Red Deer College, 100 College Blvd. Red Deer, AB. 

The purpose of the info booth is to create awareness around sexual violence, victim blaming and consent. The organizers’ goal is to shift the focus from placing blame on the victim to the perpetrators of these crimes. 

This is the third year for the health promotion and prevention project between the three organizers. Last year’s two events were titled “Are you SEXcessful?,” an awareness and guidance event about positive sexual health and “This is What I Was Wearing When It Happened”, a reflection event bringing awareness around victim blaming and the stigma surrounding women’s clothing as the reason why they were sexually assaulted. 

This year CASASC will be focusing on respect. 

Through the #iRespect campaign, CASASC invites everyone to commit to living a life of respect, within their community, workplace and home. CASASC refers to respect as a way of life, the responsibility and commitment that we all have when we relate, refer to or simply interact with other human beings and the environment. By promoting a culture of respect for others, you promote respect for yourself which is the most important factor. 

CASASC is a voluntary, non-profit organization serving the Central Alberta region under the direction of a community-based Board of Directors. CASASC educates, supports and empowers individuals, families and communities regarding all aspects of sexual abuse and sexual assault. 

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