This Morning: MSU focuses on preventing sexual assault with “It’s On Us Action Week”

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Michigan State University will continue to host events today focused on sexual assault education and awareness that are all part of a national movement called “It’s On Us”.

Leah Short, prevention, outreach and education program coordinator for MSU and Cookie Rifiotis, president of ASMSU, stopped in to 6 News This Morning today to talk with Jorma Duran about the events.

These events educate new college students about sexual violence, discrimination and harassment.

Events this week include workshops for both faculty and students, therapy dogs, craft night, and poetry.

“It’s On Us” is a social movement created by Barack Obama and White House Council on Women and Girls to raise awareness and fight against sexual assault on college campuses for both men and women. 

This campaign urges the public to stand up against sexual assault and step away from the sidelines to be an active part of the solution.

Here is a list of the remaining events:

Tonight, keynote speaker Beverly Gooden will speak at 7:00 p.m., inside the Union ballroom.

Tomorrow is dedicated to therapy dogs and self-care craft night.

Friday is a poetry slam.

Watch the video above for more details about the upcoming events.

ONLINE: It’s On Us website

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