Sexual assault survivor speaks at CUP

From staff reports

Bonny Shade, a survivor of sexual assault by her close college friend, will present “Just Another Assault” at 7 p.m. Sept. 27 in Hart Chapel, Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

The event is free and open to the public.

In her powerful program, “Just Another Assault,” Shade takes an in-depth look at issues surrounding assault, rape culture and healing.

She describes how her personal journey has involved understanding acquaintance-based assaults, post-traumatic stress disorder, and sharing her experience to help others find the truth in their own.

One in four college students will be a survivor of sexual assault. It is not only an issue for the victim or the campus community, but an issue for us all.

Shade delivers a thought-provoking and interactive program intended to allow the space for audiences to discuss the uncomfortable and to equip audience members with realistic intervention strategies.

And, for victims to know they are not just another assault.