Exhibit raising awareness of sexual and intimate partner violence
A new exhibit at Illinois State University’s Milner Library views violence through the eyes of a child.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. To help raise awareness, students in Department of Criminal Justice Sciences Professor Shelly Clevenger’s class on victimology were asked to create a piece of art relating to this issue using a child’s toy.
The exhibit, which runs from March 25-April 20 on the main floor of the library, aims to create a dialogue within the community about sexual and intimate partner violence.
“The pieces the students created expresses a fact about sexual assault, intimate partner, or family violence—its victims, their pain or suffering and/or prevention,” said Clevenger. “Many incidents of sexual violence occur within the context of an intimate partner or familial relationships.”
A closing reception will be at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 20 at Milner, with students commenting on their work.
With each art piece, students included a brief factual statement about the subject they are portraying, which will appear alongside the item in the display.
For additional information, contact Clevenger at (309) 438-1068.