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Sources: Liz Davis, ewdavis@k-state.edu;
and Mary Todd, 785-532-6444, mtodd@k-state.edu

Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011

HEALTHY DATING, SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS TIPS PART OF 'CAN I KISS YOU?' LECTURE

MANHATTAN -- The founder of The Date Safe Project will discuss ways to promote healthier dating among college students in a presentation at Kansas State University.

Mike Domitrz's interactive, skills-based lecture "Can I Kiss You?" will be at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 6, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Domitrz uses powerful stories and humor as he addresses dating and sexual intimacy decisions, consent, respect, bystander intervention and sexual assault. Students will learn how to ask for consent, make smarter choices, support survivors of sexual assault, intervene when danger is present, and create a cultural shift.

Domitrz began spreading his sexual assault awareness and healthy dating message at schools, universities, communities, military installations and conferences after his sister was raped in 1989.

He is the author of two books, "May I Kiss You?"and "Voices of Courage." His latest resource for families, "Help! My Teen is Dating. Real Solutions to Tough Conversations,"is a DVD with precise tools to help children face dating and relationships.

"Can I Kiss You?" is sponsored by K-State's Union Program Council, Wildcats Against Rape, office of student life, department of psychology, Healthy Decision and P.E.E.R.S., which stands for Proactive Educators for the Elimination of Rape and Sexual Assault. For more information about Domitrz and The Date Safe Project, go to http://datesafeproject.org or http://www.canikissyou.com.