College Participates in National Enough is Enough Week Campaign

November 1, 2018

By Kerrin Norton '19

November 2-9 Saint Anselm College is participating in the national Enough is Enough campaign, hosting numerous events and programs to promote discussion and reflection on respect, inclusion, and human dignity in college communities.

The Enough is Enough movement is a nationwide collaborative program designed to perpetuate peace and safety on school campuses by increasing awareness about violence in society. The campaign dates back to 2008, when Dr. Zenobia Lawrence Hikes, the vice president of student affairs at Virginia Polytechnic and State University, called on educational institutions and communities to take action and stem the tide of violence. Dr. Hikes addressed the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) in the wake of the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre, which was the deadliest single-gunman shooting in U.S. history at the time. Her “Enough is Enough” speech served as the inspiration for the campaign, which unites administrators, educators, counselors, parents, and students as they seek an end to school and community violence.

Saint Anselm College Title IX Coordinator Amanda Casali and Assistant Dean of Students Karlea Brunelle-Joiner are facilitating the week-long program with the help of the Assault and Violence Education and Reporting Team (AVERT), as well as numerous student teams, clubs, and organizations on campus.

The week begins on Friday, November 2nd with an open house in The Harbor, the campus center for education, prevention, and awareness of sexual assault and domestic violence.

Throughout the week, student groups will host tables in Davison Hall which will provide education, awareness, and opportunities to discuss social issues.

In the Jean Student Center main lobby, AVERT will present The Clothesline Project, which is a visual representation of violence that has been committed against women, children, and men in our community and around the world. Across the quad, Geisel Library will present Breaking Free From a Life of Violence, a presentation of stories of those who have participated in a culture of violence and hate, but turned away from that lifestyle in an effort to improve their lives and the lives of others. Both of these programs will also run throughout the week.

On Tuesday, November 6, Casali will run a Bystander Awareness Training in the LLC classroom. This program focuses on educating bystanders how to safely intervene in instances where sexual violence, relationship violence, or stalking may be occurring, or where there may be risk that it will occur. To register for this session, email acasali@anselm.edu.

Casali is also offering an Ally Training Workshop for Students on Thursday, November 8th from 6:30 to 9 p.m., designed to give students the language, tools, and resources to be thoughtful supporters for our campus community. Interested participants may register at www.anselm.edu/ally.

The week concludes on Friday, November 9th with the first annual campus Yards for Yeardley walk, sponsored by the men’s baseball team, women’s field hockey team, and AVERT. Honoring Yeardley Love, a UVA student who was tragically lost to domestic violence, donations from the walk will be given to the One Love Foundation and the Manchester YWCA. The walk concludes at the women’s field hockey game, which will be dedicated to victims of domestic violence and will be followed by a barbeque. That day, the college community is encouraged to wear green and blue to support and promote peace and the reduction of violence.

This year’s Enough is Enough campaign follows the College’s recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month during October in which several events and programs focused on supporting survivors.  

In an email to the community, Chief Student Affairs Officer and Dean of Students Alicia Finn encouraged all members of the community to attend this year’s events. “Individuals from across our Saint Anselm College community have put together an impressive slate of events for our campus campaign, including several activities that draw attention to issues related to the reducing violence, overcoming hate, and seeking peace,” said Finn. “Let us all resolve to do what we can to make Saint Anselm a safe and respectful place for everyone.”

Schedule of Events

Friday, November 2
The Harbor Open House
Located in the lower level of the Jean Student Center, the Harbor is a hub for prevention, education, and awareness of sexual assault. Please come by to view the space!

Monday, November 5
Information Tables
Davison Hall, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Tables sponsored by the Student Government Association, uSafeUS, Seton Society, Red Key Society, Koinonia, King Edward Society, Baseball Team, Rescue Team, Psychology Ambassadors, TEDA, Women’s Lacrosse Team, SNA, APO, CJ Club, and RA Matt Soloman.

Tips for Personal Safety
7 - 8 p.m., JOA Lounge
Join RAs Bridget, Sarah, and Safety and Security for tips for personal safety when you are on or off campus.

Tuesday, November 6
Information Tables
Davison Hall, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Tables sponsored by the Student Government Association, uSafeUS, Seton Society, Red Key Society, Koinonia, King Edward Society, Baseball Team, Rescue Team, Psychology Ambassadors, TEDA, Women’s Lacrosse Team, SNA, APO, CJ Club, and RA Matt Soloman.

Bystander Training
6 - 8 p.m., LLC Classroom
This training will teach bystanders how to safely intervene in instances where sexual violence, relationship violence, or stalking may be occurring, or where there may be risk that it will occur. To register for this event, email acasali@anselm.edu.

Wednesday, November 7
Information Tables
Davison Hall, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Tables sponsored by the Student Government Association, uSafeUS, Seton Society, Red Key Society, Koinonia, King Edward Society, Baseball Team, Rescue Team, Psychology Ambassadors, TEDA, Women’s Lacrosse Team, SNA, APO, CJ Club, and RA Matt Soloman.

Decorate a T-Shirt
4 - 5 p.m., FBC
Join RAs Felicia, Julia, Luke, and Matt in FBC to decorate t-shirts that represent what you take a stand against.

Self Defense Class
7 - 8:30 p.m., LLC Classroom
Come join alum Shannon Sholds in a self defense class!

Open Mic Night
7:30 p.m. Sign Ups, 8 p.m. Start, Comiskey Arts Center, Room 10C
We encourage you to bring poetry, music, writing, or art that either highlights violence, whether physical or emotional, or promotes peace. Please submit ahead of time to editor@lucubrations.org.

Candlelight Vigil
8:30 p.m., Abbey Church
For victims of violence. A vigil will take place on the steps of the Abbey Church, followed by a mass for peace in the Lower Chapel at 9 p.m.

Thursday, November 8
Ally Training Workshop for Students
6:30 - 9 p.m., Jean Student Center Event Space
This workshop will give students the language, tools, and resources to be a thoughtful supporter of our campus community. Dinner is included. To register, visit www.anselm.edu/ally.

Real Men Eat Cookies
4:30 - 5:30 p.m., Dominic Hall Lobby
Come get a free cookie! Also, get a free Subway coupon if you tell us what it means for you to be a man and discuss masculinity.

Friday, November 9
Green and Blue Day
Wear green and/or blue, or your Enough is Enough shirts to show support to promote peace and reduce violence.

Philosophy Club
3:00 p.m., Third Floor Bradley House Lounge
Join the Philosophy Club for a discussion.

Yards for Yeardley Walk
2:30 - 5 p.m.
Let’s walk together to show Saint Anselm College’s commitment to help put an end to relationship abuse. All donations will go to the One Love Foundation and our local YWCA!

Dedication Game
4 p.m., Grappone Stadium
Come cheer on the field hockey team!

Barbeque
5 p.m., Grappone Stadium
Enjoy some food cooked by the men’s baseball team!