R.A.I.N.N. Day at CSU raises awareness about sexual abuse

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Students at Columbus State University pulled out their umbrellas Monday, but it wasn't just because of the rain in our area.

Students took the "it's on us" pledge, vowing to bring awareness to sexual abuse, especially on college campuses.

R.A.I.N.N. Day – which stands for Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network – is a nationally observed day which will be held across the country Thursday, Sept. 25.

Leaders of the student-run organization sparking the conversation on these issues say the most important thing is word of mouth.

"These things happen pretty much to everyone," said Orquisha Jackson, president of B.A.C.C.H.U.S. Organization. "It can be your mom, your sister, it can even be your brother. We just want people to know that if you see these things happening to try and stop it. That's our biggest thing, word of mouth. When people hear things or see things, it's easier to stop things that way."

The students were given a presentation which showed them different ways on how to intervene when they are confronted with these incidents and how to talk to others about how to handle each situation.

More than 100 students from different campus organizations signed and decorated umbrellas and participated in Monday's event.

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