Today, we wrap 2014’s National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. We’ve been writing new blog posts, participating in conversations on Twitter, hosting fundraisers, and staging local performances (we’ve also been scouting actors, recruiting new board members, and distributing condoms). But the movement won’t end just because the month is over. The White House is making strides for new policies and more strict regulations on college campuses, including an awesome new website called Not Alone. In fact, this article from the Guardian sums up some of the policy changes, and has an amazing PSA with President Obama, VP Biden, and Daniel Craig (never thought that would be in the same sentence). We love the headline and agree that The White House has made this a priority and it’s time for colleges and universities (and high schools) to follow suit. Dozens of schools are revamping how they handle sexual assault after investigations from the Department of Education. And we have more contracts than ever booked for this fall. Below is a list of the blog posts from the past month, and we encourage you to keep participating. Follow other blogs, find Facebook groups, and keep donating to groups like Speak About It who promote consent education and sexual assault prevention with high school and college students. We’re doing great work, but as we all know, we can’t do it alone. Help us continue to speak about it after this month of awareness and prevention has ended.
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