Update: Due to delay start on Feb. 9, “Love is Respect” event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. has been cancelled.
As we approach Valentine’s day, the Sexual Assault Resource Team and the Drugs and Alcohol Resource Team present, “Love is Respect,” to provide students a space to connect while advocating that love is never truly complete until there is respect.
Lisa Le, member of SART and DART, feels that this event means much more than love in a romantic sense.
“Love just doesn’t mean girlfriends or boyfriends,” Le said. “It can be anything in life.”
Monique Fair, Student Life Ambassador, explains what “Love is Respect” looks to accomplish throughout its various activities:
“It helps you meet friends and also learn about what is respectful in a personal and general manner,” Fair said. “It builds up the community, because you’ll feel safe no matter where you’re at.”
“Love is Respect” events officially begin Feb. 9 with a student-faculty panel from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Craig Auditorium, GEB 233.
Following the student faculty panel, there will be a V-Day Photo Booth on Feb. 10 and Feb. 13 in Java Jazz, COM 153, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will be open to all students.
To conclude, SART and DART will host a Valentine’s Day social in Java Jazz, COM 153, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with music, games with prizes, and food.
To learn more about Love is Respect, Respect is Love, visit here. Or to learn more about similar groups or events, visit here.
Victor Monterroza, staff reporter