GRANT 214:

#JustSaySorry

10/17/2016

This campaign is on fire (yes, really and truly).

Sorry. It’s a simple word. And, it’s time universities say it to sexual assault survivors.

As we see a stronger cultural uprising against sexual assault, victim blaming, and unpunished rapists, how colleges handle instances of sexual assault has become an ever more prominent part of our national conversation. And guess what? Many institutions have failed to provide a meaningful response to sexual violence and survivors.  To counter this silence, Kamilah Willingham and Wagatwe Wanjuki, the two women behind the #JustSaySorry campaign, are lighting things on fire. Literally. They are burning university-related items – sweatshirts, mascots, admission letters — until the colleges and universities become accountable to them and other survivors by saying sorry for failing to protect their students.

Do you agree it’s time universities #JustSaySorry? If so, join the action on twitter and facebook. And stay tuned for their latest and greatest video that Awesome Without Borders supported.