Turn Off the Violence Week Features Former Redskin

Posted: October 1, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Former Washington Redskins kicker Mark Moseley visits George Mason tomorrow to speak during the university’s Turn Off the Violence Week, Oct. 1-7. As part of the 12th annual Take Back the Night Rally and March, Moseley will discuss his sister’s rape and murder, his daughter’s rape at a college campus, and the ensuing family trauma of both tragedies. The event is held at 7:30 p.m. on the Johnson Center North Plaza, with a reception following in the Johnson Center, Room 116. Free T-shirts, safety whistles, and glow sticks will be distributed.

Prior to Moseley’s speech, at 6:30 p.m., urban folk singer Pariss Clemons shares her songs and narratives about everyday people. Award-winning Rachel Cross will also perform her high-energy folk music.

The week kicks off today with the White Ribbon Project and the Clothesline Project. In a demonstration of male support to end violence against women, George Mason faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to pick up a ribbon and wear it proudly all day. Ribbons are available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., today and tomorrow, at the Johnson Center Food Court. The Clothesline Project provides a visual display of T-shirts created by and for victims of violence. The university community is invited to design shirts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., today through Thursday, behind Robinson Hall.

Other events include a presentation by Michel Kimmel on “Masculinity, Race, and Violence” in the Johnson Center Cinema on Thursday, Oct. 4, at noon, and a choreopoem performance about the effects of violence on women on Oct. 6 and 7 at the Black Box Theater.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Sexual Assault Services at x34364 or x32837.

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