SCRANTON -- Some college students took time out of their day to raise awareness about sexual assaults on campus.
The event called “Release the Light” was hosted at Marywood University Thursday night by the school counseling center.
This is the 14th year for this event and the effort to reduce the number of sexual assaults on college campuses across the country and reach out to possible victims of sexual violence.
“It`s important to show survivors of sexual assault that there are people out there. There`s resources out there. There`s just support out there if you are feeling any emotions or pain,” said student organizer Kiersten Murrin.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and colleges and communities across the country come together to raise awareness against sexual abuse.
More than 20 organizations from the university and the community participated in the event at Marywood University.