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So it is Sexual Assault Awareness month and Montgomery College is having several events throughout the campus to spread awareness.

Last week, I was able to participate in the National Day of Dialogue at the college to answer some questions regarding how the college can make students and faculty aware of sexual violence. In the meeting, we talked about healthy relationships and how consent ties into sexual assault. The conversation lead to ways that men and women can respect one another’s boundaries through phrases and physical touch, and the influence a bystander can have in making sure sexual assault does not happen only on campus but other areas as well.

Song Writing Workshop: April 13. 5-6:30pm Cultural Arts Center (TPSS)

Concert & Conversation: April 13 7-9pm Cultural Arts Center (TPSS)

Consent Workshop

  • TPSS: Tuesday, April 18 @ 11am (ST301)
  • Rockville: Thursday, April 20 @ 3:30pm (Faculty Dining Room)
  • Germantown: Monday April 24 @ 1:00pm (HT 216)

The college will also be hosting a Slam Poetry/Rap Contest at each of the campuses an hour early before the event. I will also be hosting the contest for the Germantown campus. So hopefully I will see you all there. The more we become aware of sexual assault the more we can help others.

As always, have a great weekend and spread some positivity.

-Blue

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blue

"The Glass Castle" taught me about enjoying simplicity and the true value of objects. "The Great Gatsby" shed light on money, success, greed, and friendship. And "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" conveyed the morbidity of how inevitable fate is.
My name is KeAndre Blue, but Blue is my preferred name. I adore books and I am from Bristol, England. I have been living in the United States for seven years. I have had the blessing to travel a lot during my younger years of childhood which has open my mind to different cultures, environments, and how truly magnificent the world is.
My siblings are my pride and joy. And my pet, Kohta, who's restlessness makes my day. I consider myself a free spirit who thrives on spontaneity and conquers adversity. In my down time I am either reading a book or writing poetry. But when the weekend comes, I am out with friends attending a concert, camping, taking random road trips, or occasionally visiting the museum.
I have a strong relationship with pizza, and will spend more money on food than on clothes without a second thought. I enjoy yoga and running and my music interests are mainly deep house, indie, and jazz. My main goal in life is to gain more than five hours of sleep see if I can survive on pizza alone.
I am currently pursuing my associates degree in Communication Studies and will hopefully graduate in the fall of 2017.
With all of that being said, I hope you guys enjoy my posts. And if you see me on campus say “Hello”, I would love to meet you all.

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  1. Blu, thanks for highlighting awareness of sexual assault. This is nothing new, and I don’t think women’s lib or anything else has changed the facts over the years. It should be noted that sexual assault is NOT always upon women. In fact, I bet there are a lot more males out there that we acknowledge. I hope you will highlight this fact.

    However, as far as females, unfortunately, biology as well as shear greater strength of males places females in a more vulnerable place. Women must realize too that they need to take precautions. No, dressing provocatively is not an excuse for men; however, behaving provocatively and drinking in particular are often the culprits. Drinking often changes people’s inhibitions and dispositions making them behave in ways that they would not sober.

    I think it is wise for girls to always be at least in pairs where drinking is involved. Better yet, avoid parties where there will be heavy drinking and crazy behavior. A few simple precautions can go a long way.

    Great you are hosting the Slam Poetry/Rap event! Look forward to hearing about it!

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