Fanshawe College held their annual sexual awareness fair. About a dozen community services made their way to the college to show what London has in way of support.
From St.Josephs hospital to victims services to Anova supported the movement to educate students on their options.
The college had a table set up where students could try on a pair of goggles that stimulated how a date rape drug affects vision. Both female and male students participated to see how it felt. They were free to ask questions and learn the different side effects that could occur.
All of the opportunities were free, students were able to;
-pee for pizza, STI testing
-rapid anonymous HIV testing
-free mocktails, condoms etc.
Participants were able to sit on the bed set up in the middle of the event supporting the phrase “only with consent”.
“We see anyone who’s experienced sexual violence, we take rape kits which are given to police and are there to offer any support we can.” A St.Josephs representative explained. The community has endless amounts of support.
Booths gave all the information needed, answering any questions and even gave volunteer opportunities to those who wanted to help.
“I just did one of the tests, and I do think it is very important to get it done! Its a great event!” Fanshawe student Rehba said after taking advantage of all the wonderful opportunities that were made available.
The organizations that attended are in the community to support anyone who needs it, as is the college with help from Leah Marshall who is the sexual violence prevention advisor. Fanshawe College has sexual awareness events monthly, London has on going events relating throughout the year.