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Laney High School Hosts 7th Annual Slam 4/27 - 5/4 to Raise Awareness of Sexual Violence

Laney High School Hosts 7th Annual Slam 4/27 - 5/4 to Raise Awareness of Sexual Violence

Laney High School will host their 7th Annual Slam Jam Week to increase awareness of sexual violence. Sexual Violence is a problem in society that takes a toll on the emotional, mental, and physical state of all the victims and their families. Sexual Violence is any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit consent. Eighty percent (80%) of victims are under 30, 44% under 18, and 15% are under 12. The Laney Sports/Entertainment Marketing II Class has created a Service Learning Awareness Week to create awareness about Sexual Violence.

The week includes various school events:

Wednesday, April 27th -‘Denim Day’ kicks off the week of awareness. Everyone wears denim to support Sexual Assault Violence (National Denim Day).

Thursday, April 28th - ‘Team Jersey Day’ - Everyone will wear their team's jersey to symbolize that we are all on the same team.

Friday, April 29th - ‘Wear White’ - Laney will unite against Sexual Violence by wearing white. White symbolizes that people will not condone, commit, or remain silent. The school will also have white clothes pins with inspirational messages to correlate with the theme of unity against sexual violence that will be passed around the school to spread the message.

Monday, May 2nd - ‘Make a Pledge’ - Laney will start off the week by making a pledge to team up and fight against Sexual Violence by having a banner for everyone to sign and make their own pledge against sexual violence.

Tuesday, May 3rd -‘Wear Teal’ - Students and staff are encouraged to wear teal, the color of Sexual Violence Awareness, to spread the message. There will be teal ribbons passed out to all the students to reach a bigger audience.

Wednesday, May 4th - ‘Watch Out Wednesday’ - Laney will have handmade paper ribbons that say “Be The Solution” that will be randomly located around the school. Laney will work with social media accounts like Twitter to make a game out of whoever can find the ribbons and win a prize.

Wednesday, May 4th - “No Means No Expo.” This expo is a way to spread awareness for sexual violence with multiple events, all leading up to the 7th Annual Slam Jam Basketball Game.

For more information, contact Jeremy Lewis at (910) 350-2089 ext. 367 or



Posted: 4/26/16