Our annual SpeakOut! is a powerful event where members of Project Dinah read anonymous testimonials of survivors’ experiences that have been collected over the year through our SpeakOut! Blog. In doing so, we hope to break the troubling silence that surrounds sexual assault and relationship violence and lend our voices to those who struggle with its effects.
The evening includes recognizing the number of assaults reported on our campus in the past year, celebrating the courage of survivors, and empowering students to end all forms of violence. The event also includes performances by several campus groups and performers; in the past, Cadence, Ebony Readers Onyx Theatre (EROT), and the Loreleis have shared their voices at our event. The event closes with an “open mic” period during which individuals may come forward to speak of their own experiences or feelings.
Visit the blog to read anonymous testimonials from survivors and allies. Please be aware that these stories are all very powerful, moving, and personal and may be triggering, especially to those who have experienced interpersonal violence.
We encourage you to post your own stories and experiences (completely anonymously) to the blog – we will read this testimonials aloud in the Pit during the event. At the end, we will recite the SpeakOut! Pledge together.
End the shame. Be empowered. Speak Out!