Students organize End Rape on Campus March
University of Nebraska–Lincoln students will hold a second annual End Rape on Campus March at 2 p.m. April 13.
The event, organized by PREVENT and Voices of Hope, will begin on the Nebraska Union Plaza. It will include statements from Voices of Hope victim advocates, the University Police Department, a slam poetry performance and presentation by guest speaker Brenda Tracy.
The march is free and open to the public. Sexual assault survivors and allies are encouraged to attend.
Tracy visited the university in 2016 to talk with Husker coach Mike Riley and the Nebraska football team about her experience with sexual assault. In 1998, Tracy was sexually assaulted by four men, two of whom were players on Riley’s Oregon State University football team. Tracy met face-to-face with Riley for the first time in 2016 and he invited her to share her story with the Huskers.
Tracy is returning to campus to impress the importance of education, discussion and accountability when it comes to sexual assault.
A march will follow the program. Participants will walk from the Nebraska Union Plaza toward the north side of Memorial Stadium, east to 14th Street and return to the plaza.
The PREVENT group is a recognized student organization that works to end relationship and sexual violence through peer education on bystander intervention. For more information on the group or the march, click here or call the Women’s Center at 402-472-2597.