Programs to Address Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention

by Alana J. Mauger

In partnership with the Montgomery County Sexual Assault Task Force, Montgomery County Community College will screen “Speak Out and Stand Up,” a 25-minute video and program about the serious topic of sexual assault. A discussion panel, comprised of law enforcement, probation, parole and health and victim advocates, will follow the video.

The program will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 9 from 12:45-2 p.m. at the College’s Central Campus, Science Center Theater, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, and on Thursday, Oct. 11 from 12:45-2 p.m. at the College’s West Campus, South Hall Community Room, 101 College Drive, Pottstown. The programs are free and are open to the public.

Hosted by “Twilight” actress Kristen Stewart, “Speak Out and Stand Up” will raise dialogue about sexual assault as a community issue. The docudrama includes diverse student voices and experts in the field of sexual assault. Dramatized scenes highlight the impact of sexual assault on the victim, as well as the important roles of friends and bystanders.

The programs are part of a collaborative effort between the following organizations: Montgomery County Adult Probation and Parole Department, Montgomery County Juvenile Probation Department, Pottstown and Whitpain Township Police departments, Victim Services of Montgomery County, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, Resources for Human Development, Magellan Health Services, and Montgomery County Community College.

For more information, call the College’s Director of Health & Wellness at 215-641-6606 or Office of Public Safety at 215-641-6604.

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