The Humanity Preservation Foundation (HPF) was honored to speak at Rowan College Burlington County‘s “Take Back the Night” event. This took place on Tuesday April 24, 2018. The event was coordinated by the “Service Learning Students” (pictured).
At Take Back the Night, president/co-founder of HPF, Rhett Hackett, spoke to a group of students and faculty. He told his personal story of child sexual abuse, his appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show, and consequently the launch of Humanity Preservation Foundation. His presentation included the topic of their recent campaign “HandsOFF” as well as the launch of their victim support project “PULSE.” PULSE app is available for download on android devices.
Afterwards, Mr. Hackett participated in the “walk” around campus which is part of the Take Back the Night tradition. This walk represents a promise made by students and faculty that sexual violence isn’t going to be tolerated on college campuses. It encourages victims of sexual abuse to report it, speak up, and know that you are not alone. With the launch of their HandsOFF campaign, HPF has committed time to implementing awareness and resources across colleges and universities. HPF acknowledges that with so many acts of sexual and domestic violence happening at the college level, it is important that everyone does all they can to minimize the number of events. It is also important to understand the impact abuse has on those victimized.
Additionally, Mr. Hackett stated that working with this age group, the next group to have children and become parents, will encourage them parenting differently then previous generations. In order to stop sexual and domestic abuse in future generations, we must start now with today’s youth. Learn more about Take Back the Night: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Take_Back_the_Night_(organization)