UofL Men of PEACC Week to address issues of sexual violence April 11-14


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville ROTC program and other organizations will team up with the university’s Prevention, Education, and Advocacy on Campus and in the Community (PEACC) Program to promote discussion of sexual abuse and interpersonal violence during Men of PEACC Week April 11-14, Belknap Campus.


    Activities will kick off with “A Time for PEACC with ROTC: Break the Silence” Monday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m. at The Avenue in Cardinal Towne. Community partners, student artists and abuse survivors will address sexual assault issues through music and storytelling.


    “The number of incidents of sexual violence is staggering,” said LaMont Johnson, advisor to Men of PEACC, a group of men devoted to ending interpersonal violence. “But the stories give us the impact.”


    Other Men of PEACC Week activities include:


    • “It Happened to Us: The Community Impact of Sexual Violence,” a panel discussion on how sexual assault affects victims’ families, friends and community, Tuesday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m. at The Avenue.


    • “Meat and Potatoes Series: Forever a Champion – L1C4,” a panel discussion on hot topics in the news and introduction of a sexual violence survivor who now advocates for victims of sexual assault, Wednesday, April 13, 7:30 p.m. at The Avenue. Part of the “Meat and Potatoes” series that targets college males on wide-ranging issues/topics.


    • “Dear Survivor,” a workshop in which community members write anonymous letters to anonymous survivors of sexual assault to show concern and support. A film and discussion on the impact of relationship violence will follow. The event will be Thursday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the Cultural Center.

    For more information, call LaMont Johnson, Men of PEACC advisor, at 502-852-2663.


    John Drees is a 35-year veteran in the Office of Communications and Marketing. As vice president, communications and marketing, he works closely with the president, provost and other senior administrators, oversees the Office of Communications and Marketing, including media relations, marketing and brand, broadcast, social media, internal communication, crisis communication, visitor services and special events and activities. A former sports editor for the Voice Newspapers, he was a regular contributor to a variety of publications, including the Kentucky Sports Report and the Courier-Journal. A poor but enthusiastic golfer, he is an avid Cardinal sports fan. He also loves the Detroit Lions, so pity him.