Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Bandana Project

The Bandana Project is a national campaign, launched in 2007, that adopted the bandana as a symbol of solidarity to end sexual violence against farm worker women because many use bandanas on the job to cover their faces and bodies in an attempt to ward off unwanted sexual attention that often leads to rape. On October 5th, Lambda Theta Alpha, alongside volunteers from the Hispanic Heritage Month Committee and the Women's Center will be tabling and educating people in the University Center from 10-4pm, we will be also handing out white bandanas (we will be asking for a donation of any amount for the bandanas). On these bandanas, people will be asked to write an inspirational message. On October 6th, those who have the white bandanas are asked to wear these bandanas for the entire day, whether it is tied on the book bags or around their wrists. As leaders of great communities on this campus I am asking for everyone's  involvement in this opportunity to raise awareness on a very serious issue. I have 300 bandanas available for this project and I would love to see these bandanas being worn by our Greek community. If you would like, I can set aside a specific number of bandanas for each chapter interested in being involved. Please let me know if you have any questions about being involved or about the campaign. -Sara Santos, President of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.