Speakers in the video press the point that everyone can have an important role to play in preventing sexual assault and domestic violence from taking place in the university community.
Chancellor Don Straney participated in a public service announcement video produced by the Student Health and Wellness Programs at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo. The PSA raises awareness on the issue of domestic violence and promotes a safe learning and working environment.
Released to coincide with national Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, the nearly two-minute video, It’s On Us, features students, faculty, staff and administrators speaking out about how everyone can do their part to prevent sexual assault.
The project is part of a national campaign launched in 2014 by the White House called It’s On Us, in which people are asked to sign a pledge to do their part to keep men and women safe from sexual assault.
The speakers in the UH Hilo PSA video press the point that everyone can have an important role to play in preventing sexual assault and domestic violence from taking place in the university community: To look out for one another and not look the other way, to be attentive to our peers, and to support those impacted by sexual violence, say speakers in the video.
“It’s on us to stop sexual assault at UH Hilo,” says Chancellor Straney in the video (0.41).
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