April 2nd was the day of action for Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. In order to show support for this day, an organization named Dolphins Against Violence holds an event named “Teal Tuesday,” distributing free teal ribbons at Le Moyne College Campus Center. Teal is the color that represents sexual violence prevention. By inviting the whole community to wear teal, the organization hopes people can realize the significance of sexual assault prevention and change the abusive environment around them.
There are a lot of students walking at the campus with a little teal ribbon on their bags. Le Moyne senior Noelle Natoli says it is a good way to attract people’s attention:
“I definitely think having like a specific color helps people pay attention. The teal, and this kind of stuff that you have symbolization. I think it does help spread the words.”
Rochelle Robinson is the violence prevention educator of Dolphins Against Violence. She says that it is their first time to hold events on the day of action. They will organize more events that are open to the whole Syracuse community in the future.
People can go to the official website of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) to seek more formation about Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.