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NEWS | April 25, 2014

Medical Education and Training Campus students observe Sexual Assault Awareness Month with various activities

By By Ben Paniagua Director, Student Activity Center

More than 300 Army, Navy, and Air Force Medical Education and Training Campus students observed Sexual Assault Awareness Month at the Student Activity Center April 4.

Activities included a "Wet Paint" blackout party with games, disk jockey, refreshments, giveaways, dance contests and prizes.

Dr. Charlotte Moerbe, JBSA's sexual assault pesponse coordinator, motivated the students who donned black T-shirts with the "Wet Paint" logo.

She led them on a march through the training campus carrying placards that read: "Give Me Life, Give Me Pain, Give Me Myself Again," "Let's Prevent Sexual Assault," "Rape Just Doesn't Happen" and "In The U.S. Every 2 Minutes Someone Is Sexually Assaulted."

The students' march ended at the Student Activity Center where the facility was decorated with black lights, highlighting white T-shirts decorated with fluorescent paint.

The shirts were designed by student members of the Peers for Change. This created a glowing atmosphere that covered the dance floor while the students danced and enjoyed the night's festivities.

"The purpose of the Blackout Party was to culminate the Student March Against Sexual Assault," said Allen Blair, 502nd Air Base Wing Air Force Sexual Assault Coordinator.

"As part of the event, students were given the opportunity to participate in games that highlighted the issue of sexual assault and ways to prevent it."

The program was a collaborative effort between PAC, the Sexual assault response coordinator and Student Activity Center staff.

"The PAC-led event was a huge success," said Airman Kerry Brown, a PAC member. "Students were requesting more events like this one."