New student organization promotes sexual equality
VOX: Students for Choice at Marshall University is a new student organization dedicated to promoting sexual and reproductive equality.
VOX organizes events to raise public awareness about reproductive rights, educates young people and the campus about sexual health, works with and supports the local Planned Parenthood and mobilizes advocates of reproductive freedom.
A big part of what we do is spread the word about safety when it comes to sexuality and when it comes to equality and how we express ourselves in that manner, VOX member Christina Baroniel said.
Baroniel said VOX has allowed her to be more comfortable in her own skin and talking about sex, birth control and womens rights.
VOX is in contact with the Huntington Health Department, which sends them condoms, information about testing and ways to keep safe.
Baroniel said the group is a safe space for her where she feels comfortable around the people and is not afraid to ask questions or look for help.
VOXs purpose is to empower the Marshall community to engage in open dialogue on difficult social issues, create safer spaces in our community and commit to activism in order to bring about social change.
Baroniel wants students to have a voice, speak for themselves and take a stand. She said VOX is a way for students to get involved with the community.
Last semester the group expressed themselves by storytelling. They had a workshop where each person expressed who they are sexually and what makes them comfortable in their own skin.
VOX encourages students to have a voice and to take a stand for who they are.
VOX sponsors events throughout the semester and meets in the Memorial Student Center Sundays at 5 p.m.
For those interested in VOX, Christiana Baronial can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org, and VOX president Jordan Bean can be contacted at email@example.com.
Sarah Dyke can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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