News Release

Published on Friday, April 15, 2011

In honor of April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Western Technical College and UW-La Crosse Violence Prevention Offices will be hosting “Let’s Talk About ‘IT,’” on Wednesday, April 20, from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in the Lunda Center, 319 7th St. N., La Crosse. The presentation is conducted by national speakers, Kelly and Becca, who co-founded “Unite for Change,” a global campaign that addresses sexual assault and sexual health. Sponsored by Western, UW-L, and the La Crosse Sexual Assault Group, the event is free and open to the public.

“Let’s Talk About ‘IT’” is a candid program about sexual assault prevention and sexual empowerment. Kelly and Becca share their personal story with sincerity and humor and address the realities of sexual assault with the goal of inspiring people to take action. Armed with their experience and expertise, they treat both men and women as allies while focusing on the importance of communication, personal responsibility, bystander prevention and supporting survivors.

For more information about the presenters and the program, visit

The 2011 national Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign explores common, everyday behaviors and offers individuals viable, responsible ways to intervene. This primary prevention approach helps to create environments where people are safe in their relationships, families, neighborhoods, schools, work places and communities. For more information on SAAM, visit