The It’s On Us® campus-based initiative was launched in September 2014 as a declaration that sexual assault isn’t just an issue involving a victim and a perpetrator, but rather one in which we all have a role to play. The campaign proved to be widely successful on college and university campuses across the United States. In an effort to encourage similar conversations on a level that spreads beyond the college campus and into the circles of parents, community leaders, school districts, and other key local stakeholders, the It’s On Us Communities campaign was born.
In the fall of 2015, Fort Collins, Colorado lead the way by launching the first community campaign as the first It’s On Us Community. Initiated by Gino Campana, City of Fort Collins Councilmember, led and managed by the Sexual Assault Victim Advocate (SAVA) Center, and supported by Left Lane Communications, LLC, the City of Fort Collins will create a model that can be easily replicated and sustained by cities throughout the United States.
The It’s On Us – Fort Collins Community launched Monday, August 24th at 6:00pm in the Oak Street Plaza, located in downtown Fort Collins. SAVA and the City of Fort Collins introduced the city-wide campaign featuring local leaders aimed at raising awareness about and preventing sexual assaults in Fort Collins. Mayor Wade Troxell delivered a proclamation to over 100 supporters, Gino Campana and the SAVA Center, formally initiated the It’s On Us Community campaign. In November 2015, Alberta Development announced a partnership with the It’s On Us – Fort Collins campaign with representation at the new Foothills Mall. Visit our kiosk throughout the holiday season!
How can I support the It’s On Us – Fort Collins campaign?
- Like the Facebook page, follow us on Instagram and Twitter, and share with your friends
- Pick-up a lawn sign ($5 suggested donation) and display it at your house
- Visit the It’s On Us – Fort Collins website and take the pledge to help end sexual assault
- Donate to the It’s On Us – Fort Collins Campaign
- Volunteer at SAVA – your local rape crisis center
- Contact Katie Abeyta for more information