Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Taking A Stand

Sister Hannah Searle '15 has spent every spare moment of her senior year creating a safe and secure environment at St. Lawrence University. She stoked the fire to end sexual assault and domestic violence by bringing the No More campaign to campus. Following her lead, the sisters of Kappa Delta Sigma proudly took a stand by participating in the movement, attending Take Back The Night and other "Purple Week" activities, and helping her to spread the importance of this movement.

Hey, even the houseboys participated!

After accomplishing the feat of bringing the No More campaign to campus, Hannah founded the Speak Out Movement with Dylan Arpey '17, brother of Beta Theta Pi. When asked about her stance on the Speak Out Movement, Hannah says, "as a survivor myself I want to be able to empower both men and women to never feel silenced by another person. Society makes the victim to blame when, in reality, the survivor was never asking for it." These campaigns are going  further than 23 Romoda Dr, making their way into the Canton community. If you're interested, check out Hannah's article on North Country Public Radio here

"Together as a community we can come together and realize that we are not alone.  You have the right to your own body, no one can take that from you." - Hannah Searle

Just today, sister Annie Dietderich '16 had an entry published on St. Lawrence University blog titled, "Inspired By Survivors," where she shares about her experience as a member of the Advocates. KDS encourages you all to read the blog entry, and to join the movement. We could not be more proud of our sisters who are taking a stand for what they believe in, and for making this campus and country a safer place.


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