First Latino Greek Organizations Unite for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 30, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This April, Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc. and Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. will once again collaborate as part of its annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign. This year’s theme, “Embrace Your Voice,” builds on the idea that how you talk about sexual violence matters. Individuals can embrace their voices to show their support for survivors, stand up to victim blaming, correct harmful misconceptions, promote everyday consent and practice healthy communications.

During Sexual Assault Awareness Month, both national organizations will bring the theme of “Embrace Your Voice” to life with the following objectives:

  1. Engage members through various means, including conversations within the membership and on social media using #LambdasUnited and #LTAUnited.
  2. Educate members by providing resources and also encouraging members to raise awareness in their respective communities.
  3. Empower members to embrace their voice and share personal testimonials.

Sexual assault is a serious and widespread problem that Lambda Theta Phi and Lambda Theta Alpha remain committed to ending. “We all play a role in the prevention of sexual assault, so it is important to work collaboratively and expand prevention efforts within our communities,” said Roberto Orozco, National Director of Community Affairs for Lambda Theta Phi.

This year’s theme especially focuses on how individuals can use their words to promote safety, respect and equality to stop sexual violence before it happens. “By promoting positive behaviors and healthy relationships, our organizations can create spaces where every person feels safe,” said Alexis Richbourg, Director of Risk Management for Lambda Theta Alpha.

Beyond activities this April, both organizations will continue to lead a wide range of initiatives to prevent sexual assault. SAAM is organized nationally by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center with support from partners across the country.

 

Contacts:
Alexis Richbourg, Lambda Theta Alpha
riskmanagement@lambdalady.org

Roberto Orozco, Lambda Theta Phi
roberto.orozco@lambda1975.org

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About Lambda Theta Alpha
Lambda Theta Alpha was founded at Kean University in 1975 as the first Latina sorority in the nation. The Sorority strives to develop strong leaders that produce and engage in political, social and cultural activities. Based on the principles of Unity, Love and Respect, the Sorority was established for the unification of women through charitable and educational programs. Although founded as Latin by tradition, the Sorority is inclusive to all women regardless of race, color, creed, sexual identity, gender expression, or religious beliefs.

About Lambda Theta Phi
Lambda Theta Phi was born to promote the spirit of brotherhood, to protect the rights of Latin@ students in their quest for an education, to promote the rich Latino culture, and to maximize leadership potentials to provide guidance to our community.

About the SAAM Campaign
Launched in April 2001 by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), Sexual Assault Awareness Month is an annual awareness and prevention campaign observed in April and is coordinated each year with assistance from anti-sexual assault organizations throughout the United States. For more information on this year’s national campaign, visit www.nsvrc.org/saam.