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Photos: Rally participants take a stand for sexual assault survivors



Correction: A previous version of this story misidentified Vice President of Student Affairs Robin Holmes in the 21st photo. The earlier versions said the women was Vice President for Equity & Inclusion Yvette Alex-Assensoh.

The UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence, Safe Ride, the Women’s Center and other campus groups took a stand to support sexual assault survivors on Thursday, May 8. Students and faculty gathered on the lawn by Hendricks Hall prior to making their way to Johnson Hall. Demonstration participants marched to Johnson Hall in silence and began chanting once inside. Oregon administration representatives refused to comment and the rally continued on the steps of the administration building.

Rally participants gather outside of Johnson Hall after unsuccessfully receiving an answer from University of Oregon administrators inside Johnson Hall. UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence, Safe Ride, and other campus groups organize a rally to show support for survivors of sexual assault on Thurs., May 8, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Rally participants gather outside of Johnson Hall after unsuccessfully receiving an answer from University of Oregon administrators inside Johnson Hall. UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence, Safe Ride, and other campus groups organize a rally to show support for survivors of sexual assault on Thurs., May 8, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

After chanting inside Johnson Hall, rally participants congregate on the steps to raise awareness to the public. UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence, Safe Ride, and other campus groups organize a rally to show support for survivors of sexual assault on Thurs., May 8. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

After chanting inside Johnson Hall, rally participants congregate on the steps to raise awareness to the public. UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence, Safe Ride, and other campus groups organize a rally to show support for survivors of sexual assault on Thurs., May 8. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Women's center member and freshman Ali Byers chants at the administrative offices along with other supporters in Johnson Hall. UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence, Safe Ride, and other campus groups organize a rally to show support for survivors of sexual assault on Thurs., May 8. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Women’s center member and freshman Ali Byers chants at the administrative offices along with other supporters in Johnson Hall. UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence, Safe Ride, and other campus groups organize a rally to show support for survivors of sexual assault on Thurs., May 8. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

University of Oregon professor of psychology Jennifer Freyd communicates to the Senior Director of Public Affairs Communications Tobin Klinger in order to speak with university administrators. UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence, Safe Ride, and other campus groups organize a rally to show support for survivors of sexual assault on Thurs., May 8, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

University of Oregon professor of psychology Jennifer Freyd communicates to the Senior Director of Public Affairs Communications Tobin Klinger in order to speak with university administrators. UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence, Safe Ride, and other campus groups organize a rally to show support for survivors of sexual assault on Thurs., May 8, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Students raise their hands in support of wanting to change how the university deals with rape. UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence, Safe Ride, and other campus groups organize a rally to show support for survivors of sexual assault on Thurs., May 8. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Students raise their hands in support of wanting to change how the university deals with rape. UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence, Safe Ride, and other campus groups organize a rally to show support for survivors of sexual assault on Thurs., May 8. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Rally supporters make their way down a path towards the front of Jonson Hall in silence. UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence, Safe Ride, and other campus groups organize a rally to show support for survivors of sexual assault on Thurs., May 8. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Rally supporters make their way down a path towards the front of Jonson Hall in silence. UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence, Safe Ride, and other campus groups organize a rally to show support for survivors of sexual assault on Thurs., May 8. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Rally participants march up the steps in front of Johnson Hall. UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence, Safe Ride, and other campus groups organize a rally to show support for survivors of sexual assault on Thurs., May 8, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Rally participants march up the steps in front of Johnson Hall. UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence, Safe Ride, and other campus groups organize a rally to show support for survivors of sexual assault on Thurs., May 8, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Rally participants march up the steps in front of Johnson Hall. UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence, Safe Ride, and other campus groups organize a rally to show support for survivors of sexual assault on Thurs., May 8, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Rally participants march up the steps in front of Johnson Hall. UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence, Safe Ride, and other campus groups organize a rally to show support for survivors of sexual assault on Thurs., May 8, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Students and faculty crowd Johnson Hall in support of sexual assault survivors. UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence, Safe Ride, and other campus groups organize a rally to show support for survivors of sexual assault on Thurs., May 8. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Students and faculty crowd Johnson Hall in support of sexual assault survivors. UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence, Safe Ride, and other campus groups organize a rally to show support for survivors of sexual assault on Thurs., May 8. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Senior anthropology major Ashley Needham speaks on behalf of Safe Ride, and reads their open letter to the sexual assault survivor. UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence, Safe Ride, and other campus groups organize a rally to show support for survivors of sexual assault on Thurs., May 8. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Senior anthropology major Ashley Needham speaks on behalf of Safe Ride, and reads their open letter to the sexual assault survivor. UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence, Safe Ride, and other campus groups organize a rally to show support for survivors of sexual assault on Thurs., May 8. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Oregon Safe Ride staffers listen to a speaker talk about how students and faculty deserve answers. UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence, Safe Ride, and other campus groups organize a rally to show support for survivors of sexual assault on Thurs., May 8. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Oregon Safe Ride staffers listen to a speaker talk about how students and faculty deserve answers. UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence, Safe Ride, and other campus groups organize a rally to show support for survivors of sexual assault on Thurs., May 8. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Rally participants make their way from Gerlinger Lawn to Johnson Hall on a silent march. UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence, Safe Ride, and other campus groups organize a rally to show support for survivors of sexual assault on Thurs., May 8, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Rally participants make their way from Gerlinger Lawn to Johnson Hall on a silent march. UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence, Safe Ride, and other campus groups organize a rally to show support for survivors of sexual assault on Thurs., May 8, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Rally leaders and participants make their way into Johnson Hall to begin their demonstration. UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence, Safe Ride, and other campus groups organize a rally to show support for survivors of sexual assault on Thurs., May 8. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Rally leaders and participants make their way into Johnson Hall to begin their demonstration. UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence, Safe Ride, and other campus groups organize a rally to show support for survivors of sexual assault on Thurs., May 8. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

University of Oregon professor of psychology Jennifer Freyd speaks to the rally participants before making the silent march towards Johnson Hall. UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence, Safe Ride, and other campus groups organize a rally to show support for survivors of sexual assault on Thurs., May 8, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

University of Oregon professor of psychology Jennifer Freyd speaks to the rally participants before making the silent march towards Johnson Hall. UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence, Safe Ride, and other campus groups organize a rally to show support for survivors of sexual assault on Thurs., May 8, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Rally leader Carol Stabile pumps up demonstration participants inside Johnson Hall. UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence, Safe Ride, and other campus groups organize a rally to show support for survivors of sexual assault on Thurs., May 8. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Rally leader Carol Stabile pumps up demonstration participants inside Johnson Hall. UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence, Safe Ride, and other campus groups organize a rally to show support for survivors of sexual assault on Thurs., May 8. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Students raise their hands in support of wanting to change how the university deals with rape. UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence, Safe Ride, and other campus groups organize a rally to show support for survivors of sexual assault on Thurs., May 8. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Students raise their hands in support of wanting to change how the university deals with rape. UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence, Safe Ride, and other campus groups organize a rally to show support for survivors of sexual assault on Thurs., May 8. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Oregon sophomore Samantha Cohen (middle) protests in solidarity with the sexual assault victim involved in the Oregon men's basketball incident that broke news on Monday, May 5, 2014. UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence, Safe Ride, and other campus groups organize a rally to show support for survivors of sexual assault on Thurs., May 8. (Andrew Seng/Emerald)

Oregon sophomore Samantha Cohen (middle) protests in solidarity with the sexual assault victim involved in the Oregon men’s basketball incident that broke news on Monday, May 5, 2014. UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence, Safe Ride, and other campus groups organize a rally to show support for survivors of sexual assault on Thurs., May 8. (Andrew Seng/Emerald)

UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence, Safe Ride, and other campus groups organize a rally to show support for survivors of sexual assault on Thurs., May 8. (Andrew Seng/Emerald)

UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence, Safe Ride, and other campus groups organize a rally to show support for survivors of sexual assault on Thurs., May 8. (Andrew Seng/Emerald)

UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence, Safe Ride, and other campus groups organize a rally to show support for survivors of sexual assault on Thurs., May 8. (Andrew Seng/Emerald)

UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence, Safe Ride, and other campus groups organize a rally to show support for survivors of sexual assault on Thurs., May 8. (Andrew Seng/Emerald)

UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence, Safe Ride, and other campus groups organize a rally to show support for survivors of sexual assault on Thurs., May 8. (Andrew Seng/Emerald)

UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence, Safe Ride, and other campus groups organize a rally to show support for survivors of sexual assault on Thurs., May 8. (Andrew Seng/Emerald)

Senior Vice President and Provost Scott Coltrane (left) and Vice President for Equity and Inclusion Yvette Marie Alex-Assensoh respond to an anti-sexual assault rally outside of Johnson Hall. UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence, Safe Ride, and other campus groups organize a rally to show support for survivors of sexual assault on Thurs., May 8. (Andrew Seng/Emerald)

Senior Vice President and Provost Scott Coltrane (left) and Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Robin Holmes respond to an anti-sexual assault rally outside of Johnson Hall. UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence, Safe Ride, and other campus groups organize a rally to show support for survivors of sexual assault on Thurs., May 8. (Andrew Seng/Emerald)

Sexual assault survivors rally members make their way to Johnson Hall. UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence, Safe Ride, and other campus groups organize a rally to show support for survivors of sexual assault on Thurs., May 8. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Sexual assault survivors rally members make their way to Johnson Hall. UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence, Safe Ride, and other campus groups organize a rally to show support for survivors of sexual assault on Thurs., May 8. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

After chanting inside Johnson Hall, rally participants make their way onto the steps to raise awareness to the public. UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence, Safe Ride, and other campus groups organize a rally to show support for survivors of sexual assault on Thurs., May 8. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

After chanting inside Johnson Hall, rally participants make their way onto the steps to raise awareness to the public. UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence, Safe Ride, and other campus groups organize a rally to show support for survivors of sexual assault on Thurs., May 8. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Rally leader Carol Stabile briefs the rally participants prior to their walk to Johnson Hall. UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence, Safe Ride, and other campus groups organize a rally to show support for survivors of sexual assault on Thurs., May 8. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Rally leader Carol Stabile briefs the rally participants prior to their walk to Johnson Hall. UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence, Safe Ride, and other campus groups organize a rally to show support for survivors of sexual assault on Thurs., May 8. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

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