April 15, 2019

Legal Studies and Academic-Service Learning flags fight sexual assault

In recognition of April being national Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Legal Studies and Criminal Justice Programs have teamed with the Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse (CASDA) to raise awareness about sexual assault issues in college. Over 3,500 red flags have been placed in the UW-Superior campus square as part of this effort.

In recognition of April being national Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Legal Studies and Criminal Justice Programs have teamed with the Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse (CASDA) to raise awareness about sexual assault issues in college. Over 3,500 red flags have been placed in the UW-Superior campus square as part of this effort.

April is national Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the Legal Studies and Criminal Justice Programs have teamed with the Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse (CASDA) to raise awareness about sexual assault issues in college. 

The red field of waving flags were planted by the class members of the LSTU 115 Law and Human Behavior Spring 2019 class as part of a community effort to raise awareness about sexual assault issues.  Fourteen members of the class along with friends spent about 90 minutes on Sunday, April 14, planting over 3,500 red flags in the UW-Superior campus square as part of this effort.

 “The Red Flag Campaign is part of a national effort by colleges and universities to raise awareness about college rape culture and to combat sexual assault,” said Maria Stalzer Wyant Cuzzo, Program Coordinator for Legal Studies and Criminal Justice and instructor. “We’ve worked together with CASDA for over five years and ten semesters to support their important mission in our region related to these issues.” 

This is part of the Legal Studies and Criminal Justice Program ongoing involvement in academic service learning with a community partner in the region.

 “College rape culture is real and we need to all be aware of all the ways that we ensure that people understand the importance of obtaining consent to sex,” said Cuzzo. 

The class spent ten weeks learning about sexual assault dynamics, the reality of rape culture in college, the role of Title IX in providing protection to students, the skills of being an effective active bystander to support each other and the important role of CASDA in the local region in these efforts. The class has had numerous guest speakers on this subject and has participated in community programming throughout the month of April.

The team will also display their original educational posters April 15 and 16 in first floor atrium in Swenson Hall and before the CASDA sponsored Mock Trial on sexual assault being held in Yellowjacket Union Ballroom on Wednesday, April 17, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. This event is open to the public with complimentary dinner available. The common theme of all the educational posters is understanding the legal and social concept of consent to sex.

In recognition of April being national Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Legal Studies and Criminal Justice Programs have teamed with the Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse (CASDA) to raise awareness about sexual assault issues in college. Over 3,500 red flags have been placed in the UW-Superior campus square as part of this effort.

In recognition of April being national Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Legal Studies and Criminal Justice Programs have teamed with the Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse (CASDA) to raise awareness about sexual assault issues in college. Over 3,500 red flags have been placed in the UW-Superior campus square as part of this effort.

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