Students Speak Out on Crimes Against Women

By By U Wire

By U Wire

EMPORIA, Kan.?This week, Emporia State University students are making statements with chalk drawings and crosses representing grave markers, in remembrance of women who have been victims in acts of violence.

National Young Women’s Day of Action, Oct. 25, is a grassroots campaign organized by and for young women.

It is an opportunity to activate young women around a reproductive-rights agenda that places reproductive and sexual freedom in the context of larger goals.

“Violence is real. It’s not an imagined thing,” said Marilyn Riddle, an English graduate teaching assistant. “It’s out there, and there’s too much of it out there.”