We’re officially on our way to NYC to meet up with our friends from Marist College’s Purplethread, to pass out 217 Wearsafe Tags in Times Square.
Why 217, you ask?
Well, According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, 1.9 million people are sexually assaulted in the U.S every year. That’s greater than the entire population of Philadelphia, the fifth most populated city in the U.S. It’s such a huge number, it’s almost hard to grasp.
So we did some math. If the number of sexual assaults in the U.S. per year is 1.9 million, that’s 217 sexual assaults every hour.
Since today, April 5th, is Sexual Assault Awareness Month’s Day of Action, our team will be passing out 217 Wearsafe Tags as part of our ongoing effort to reduce these numbers. Our hope is that by 1pm, 217 more people will have the power to call for help with the press of a button. That’s one hour down, and 217 less people to add to these statistics.
Through education awareness, intervention, support and technology, we can prevent more victims each week, each day, each hour…
Together, let’s make it #zeroperhour.
We hope that you join us today, but even if you can’t make it we’d love to hear how you’re involved in helping to make a difference in ending sexual assault. Share with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat– we’ll see you in Times Square!