It’s On Us Week features Alok | MSUToday

Internationally acclaimed writer,
creator of #DeGenderFashion,
a movement to

fashion and beauty industriesALOK
will deliver the keynote address to kick

off this semester’s

Us Week of Action during Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

It’s On Us is a week-long, student-led event coordinated by Michigan state university’s Prevention, Outreach and Education Department to raise awareness of gender-based violence. it mirrors the national initiative’s charge to stand up for and with survivors of sexual assault, accept accountability and take action to end sexual violence.

“The It’s On Us student-led planning committee has collaborated to put on our wonderful events as we transition back to hosting events primarily in person,” said DeMaris Crocker De Ruiter, a prevention specialist at POE. “I am so excited for this week and so proud of the planning committee, especially ours two students co chairs.

The event will be hosted virtually via Zoom on Monday, April 11 at 7 pm Entitled “Unboxing Toxic Masculinity,the address will explore themes of trauma, belonging and the human condition. to participateplease register here.

It’s On Us Week is underscored by MSU’s Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct Strategic Plan, which highlights search initiatives to drive home the importance of awareness and action to create a culture that supports survivors of relationship violence and sexual misconduct.

The plan was influenced by the results of the 2019 Know More Campus Survey. An updated version of this survey is currently active and can be accessed through a unique link emailed , to all campus community members.

Additional events for the week include:

  • It’s On Us kickOff at the Rock: tie i.eye and whiteboard campaign, 2 pm Monday, April 11 at the Rock, Farm Lane north of the Red Cedar River.

  • tealOutTuesday: wear teal to show support for survivors, Tuesday, April 12.

  • It’s On Us tabling: 3 p.m Tuesday, April 12, outside of Well’s Hall.

  • Trivia Night: 6 p.m wednesday, april 13, Akers Hall Auditorium (room 137).

Sponsors and partners of this year’s It’s On us events include Panhellenic Council, MSU Safe Place, MSU SACIprevention, outreach and Education Department and the MSU Residence Hall Association.

For more information, follow @itsonus_msu on Instagram.


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