Hour 2 Empower to help prevent sexual violence and lift victims

October 23, 2018

Old Dominion University, along with the non-profit organization, Fear 2 Freedom, will host an “Hour 2 Empower” on Tuesday, Nov. 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the North Café, inside the Webb University Center on ODU's Norfolk Campus.

 

Attendees will hear from speakers and college administrators about the issue of sexual assault, the impact of sexual assault on college students and how they can work to end sexual violence on their campus and beyond.

 

Participants will also have an opportunity to provide support for sexual assault victims, by assembling Fear 2 Freedom aftercare kits, which are provided to hospitals and community organizations, because personal items are often collected and held as potential evidence when victims receive medical treatment. The kits include new clothing, toiletries, a plush “Freedom Bear” and a personal note of support and encouragement.

 

Fear 2 Freedom helps restore hope and dignity to survivors of sexual assault, while empowering students and communities to combat sexual violence. (Sun stock image.)

 

 

Founded in 2011, the mission of Fear 2 Freedom is to help restore hope and dignity to survivors of sexual assault, while empowering students and communities to combat sexual violence.

 

Fear 2 Freedom has conducted programs at 24 colleges and universities in nine states and distributed over 20,000 aftercare kits to hospitals and shelters, nationwide.

 

To learn more about Fear 2 Freedom, visit www.fear2freedom.org

 

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