Sexual violence is an issue that affects everyone. Sexual violence thrives in secrecy and isolation. It’s time to end the silence. “Salisbury Speaks: It’s Your WRITE to Heal” is a new project of the Campus Against Violence Program. CAV is soliciting stories from survivors of sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking. We invite submissions of poetry, art work, photography and personal narratives from students who have been directly and indirectly affected by this issue to discuss how sexual violence has touched their lives.
The publication will be used in a variety of settings to raise dialogue about sexual violence in all its forms; including sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking. Your story will have the opportunity to touch the lives individuals on and off Salisbury University’s campus and help to raise awareness about these important issues. Your voice will inspire change.
Sharing your story with the world can be a difficult but very empowering decision.
Your words can inform and inspire other survivors and the
Salisbury community to raise awareness about the issue.
Have you supported a friend, partner or family member
who was touched by relationship violence, stalking or sexual assault?
Has your life been impacted by sexual violence?
Tell us about it.
All submissions are published anonymously; however, you are required to sign a release form to grant us permission to use your submission. The only person who will know your identity is the Director of the Counseling Center, Kathleen Scott, Ph.D.
Submissions should tell your unique story and what you wish to share with the community. All forms of expression are encouraged (narratives, poetry, artwork, favorite quotations, etc.). We hope to publish submissions that represent the diversity of SU: male, female, all races and all sexual identities. The only substantial editing we will do is for any incriminating statements so please avoid naming specific people, clubs or organizations. We will not publish material that is victim-blaming.
1. There are three (3) ways you can submit your experience:
2. Your submission will be reviewed for content. Do not name specific people, clubs or organizations or include other identifying information.
3. Sign a release form for your submission to be published. Submit the release form with your submission.
4. Our goal is to publish the first volume of “Salisbury Speaks: It’s Your WRITE to Heal” in Fall 2011.
Disclosing your experience may be triggering for you, support is available:
Campus Against Violence Program
Counseling Center, Guerrieri University Center, Room 263
(410) 543-6070 (phone)
Life Crisis Center
24 Hour Hotline – 410.479.HELP
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Thank you for your submissions and your efforts
to end sexual violence.