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REDtalks to explain safe alcohol use


Casey Smith and Jori Wingham, LU peer health educators, will present the next REDtalk, “You Booze, You Lose — Alcohol and Consent,” 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., Tuesday, on the sixth floor of Gray Library.

“They are going to share information about alcohol consumption, to give students information that will help them be safe while consuming alcohol,” Kelly Williams, REDtalks coordinator, said. “They will also share statistics with everyone about how alcohol is related to sexual assaults.”

The talk will also cover how consent in relationships can be either cloudy or awkward to discuss, Williams said.

“We want students to be able to recognize that relationship between alcohol and consent so that they can protect themselves and their friends,” she said.

The REDtalk will be an interactive way for students to learn new information they might not have known before, to become aware of different services offered on campus and to have fun, Williams said.

“There will be beer goggles for people to wear, along with other activities, including one with marshmallows,” she said. “At ‘You Booze, You Lose’ we are serving free pizza to anyone who attends.”

There are around seven to eight REDtalks a semester, and range from academic success to health and wellness, along with personal and professional development, Williams said.

“Basically, we are just trying to offer presentations for students that will help them be successful, and maybe make connections with other students, faculty and staff,” she said.

Students who have an interesting topic they would like to present can pick up proposal forms in the Student Tutoring and Retention Services (STARS) office in the Communications Building.

For more information, visit, email, or visit 109 Communications Building.

Story by Morgan Collier, UP contributor

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