Dating domestic violence campus

Photos and Story by Rachel Read Staff Writer On Tuesday, Oct.

11, the Red Flag Rally returned to JSU after a six-year absence.

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“We want to change that culture.” Fliers posted around campus encouraged people that planned on attending ahead of time to wear the color red to support survivors.

Tables were set up with informative pamphlets and fun stress relieving activities for people such as adult coloring book pages were provided.

If you’re being abused, or you know someone whom you suspect is being abused, know that there is help available online at

You can always call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233 or 800-787-3224 (TDD).

She reported to the police who, even in the face of confessions from several of the men, never indicted anyone. This excuse for sexual harassment, abuse, and assault simply won’t fly, although it is being used on a number of fronts by powerful men who have finally been called out on their “misbehaviors” from the ‘70’s until today. From Hollywood producers, actors, and directors, to politicians, to popular journalists and editors, to respected professors, to John Howard Yoder, the prominent 20thcentury Mennonite theologian, this generation of powerful men seem to take the “back in the day” approach: it was okay then, so why isn’t it still okay to sexually harass, abuse, and assault?

She went to the NAACP for help and her case was assigned to an advocate, Rosa Parks.

Both organizations came together to promote the Red Flag Campaign’s message.

“The Red Flag Campaign is bringing attention to the fact that 1 in 3 women are victims of dating violence,” Fleming said.

There were refreshments and cupcakes for anyone who came by.

Interested students were given red flags and sharpies and asked to jot down something that they would see as a red flag in a relationship, and then to place their red flag statements on the lawn.

Through the Red Flag Rally, these important, thought-provoking questions were asked: what if you were a bystander witnessing a warning sign that indicated a friend or total stranger was experiencing domestic violence? The Red Flag Campaign ultimately seeks to spread awareness and encourage people to not simply settle to be silent bystanders “minding their own business.” Instead, the campaign urges individuals to recognize the responsibility they as witnesses have: “domestic violence is your business because victims of domestic violence need your help.” An eyewitness should take it upon themselves to use strategic intervention in order to help victims trapped in an abusive relationship.

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