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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 21, 2017) – Join University of Kentucky Student Activities Board’s Engaging Issues Committee, Support|Peer|Activism|Resources|Connection (SPARC), Student Government Association and the Violence Intervention and Prevention Center (VIP) at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, in Memorial Hall. These groups will be collaborating on  #TrendingTopics: Consent & Self Defense to educate the student body on the prevention of assault and the basics of self defense.

#TrendingTopics: Consent & Self Defense will be a 75-minute program, which will cover the basic definition of consent, how to be an active bystander, how to support an assault survivor and much more. After the presentation, the audience will be able to actively participate in an open dialogue by asking questions.

This event will enrich our campus through raised awareness on the topic of assault, and it will also give students a safe space to possibly open up about their experience to others, which will in turn lead to overall prevention,” said Naija Omari, director of Engaging Issues. This is an inclusive event with the goal of educating and preventing assault.”

Attendees are encouraged to bring an open mind and any questions they might have about preventing and reacting to any form of assault.

“We want to keep UK safe by promoting a culture of consent,” said a UK SPARC representative.

SAB brings more than 60 entertaining, educational and enriching programs that are reflective of contemporary issues and trends to the University of Kentucky annually. These programs are designed to enhance the college experience for students, faculty, staff, and the greater Lexington community. Connect with SAB at http://www.uksab.org, follow them on Twitter at http://twitter.com/UKSAB, or like them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/UKSAB/. For more information about SAB and events, email publicrelations@uksab.org.

Connect with SPARC on Twitter and Instagram @ukSPARC.

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