Students participate in a StandUp event

The developers of StandUp, a student-led campaign working to bring awareness as well as an end to gender or sexual discrimination, will be hosting informational events on the Tichenor and Mell Concourses on Thursday, April 19 and April 26.

The events will allow passersby to interact and learn more about the campaign’s mission while having the opportunity to sign a pledge to stand up for others. In addition, there will be give-away items at the events.

The StandUp campaign has been developed and implemented by students in a public relations campaigns class during the spring 2018 semester. The students are working in conjunction with EdVenture Partners and the Anti-Defamation League as a part of the Innovate Against Hate program. The campaign was launched in March 2018 to bring awareness to gender discrimination experienced by women, men and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

The goal of the campaign is to encourage students to stand up for each other when, and if, they witness acts of discrimination.

As outlined in the StandUp pledge, the campaign developers hope to encourage students, faculty, and community members to sign the promise stating that they will, “stand up for her, stand up for him, and stand up for them,” in order to end gender and sexual discrimination.

Members of the StandUp campaign will be outside Tichenor and Mell from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 19 and Thursday, April 26. Everyone is encouraged to visit with StandUp campaign leaders to learn more about their campaign and to sign the pledge to “Stand Up” against gender and sexual discrimination.

To find out more about the campaign visit or follow @standupauburn.

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