This Saturday, Tennessee State University athletics will join the White House’s Domestic Violence Awareness Campaign “It’s on Us.”
The campaign, which will continue throughout the year, will use the TSU vs. UT Martin football game as a platform to bring awareness to sexual assault and domestic violence in the United States. The movement is an effort to keep women and men safe from sexual assault. Additionally, the goal is to get more individuals committed to not being bystanders to the problem, but a part of the solution.
Various organizations will be in attendance for TSU’s campaign including the Young Women’s Christian Association. The YWCA will distribute handouts with information on domestic violence throughout the day and there will be an opportunity for everyone to take a pledge to help stop sexual assault.
Athletics will join many other organizations that are already supporting the cause. The Verizon Wireless Domestic Violence Program “Hope Line,” helps by recycling used and old cell phones for victims of domestic violence. The program connects survivors of domestic violence to vital resources, funds organizations nationwide and protects the environment
“The main objective for this project is to bring awareness to domestic violence and ways on how to report a domestic violence situation,” said Senior Woman Administrator Valencia Jordan. “We all have a responsibility to help the cause and we (TSU) will do our part to spread the word.”
Learn what you can do and take the pledge to be part of the solution at http://ItsOnUs.org/#pledge