Rev. Becca Stevens, the Episcopal Chaplain at St. Augustine’s Chapel at Vanderbilt University and Founder of Magdalene & Thistle Farms, gave a sermon that ended with a call to action to respond to the rape that happened on the Vanderbilt campus this summer.
That call to action is coming to life this Friday, September 27th, as a vigil in solidarity for all survivors of sexual violence.
From 12 PM to 1 PM on Friday, individuals will stand with one of four posters along the main corridors of the Vanderbilt campus. Stickers will be passed out to wear that day and throughout the weekend. St. Augustine’s will provide the pre-printed posters and stickers or you can print your own.
If you would like to participate please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can assign spots on campus to ensure that the whole campus is covered. If you are unable to stay for the whole hour, please pair with a friend.
If you can't join us for that hour or aren't in Nashville, you can still show your support online by changing your Facebook profile picture to the I Stand With Logo or sharing the information on your social media outlets.
We want to emphasize that this is a vigil of individuals and is not sponsored by any Vanderbilt groups. Our hope is that this will create connections and initiate dialogue about sexual violence on campus and throughout the world. By changing the culture on campus, we are all empowered to stand against sexual violence and to stand with survivors.
Poster Pick-Up Times at St. Augustine's Chapel:
9 AM to 3 PM
9 AM to 1 PM
Email email@example.com to participate, and go to https://www.facebook.com/istandwith for more information.