Sexual assault prevention speaker targets CMU Students

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo Colorado Mesa University students received an education in sexual assault prevention on Sunday from The Date Safe Project founder Mike Domitrz.

Domitrz spoke to two thousand students and parents in two sessions in CMU's Meyer Ballroom to deliver his talk, titled "Can I Kiss You".

The speech addressed the issue of sexual abuse in a college scenario, where many occurrences go unreported every year. Sunday marked move in day for CMU freshman bringing hundreds of parents to campus to help move in their first year students.

The talk gave parents advice of signs to look for in case they suspect a loved one has been the victim of sexual abuse, and advised them on how best to facilitate conversations on the topic.

Domitrz began The Date Safe Project after he received a phone call in 1989 informing him that his sister was sexually assaulted

"I couldn't believe what I was hearing, I was shocked and I was angry, and i soon realized that my anger wasn't going to help make a difference"

The project aims to inform people from all walks of life, about their rights and the true meaning of consent.

To visit The Date Safe Project's website visit the link to the right.

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