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Hour of Silence at Queens University to bring attention to women’s rights

Students, faculty and staff at Queens University of Charlotte are set to hold an hour of silence Thursday to raise awareness on women’s rights issues.

“What about ME? – An Hour of Silence” will be held from 11 a.m. to noon, and organizers say women from across campus will wear a sticker and pass out information sheets on various issues such as sex trafficking, health issues and other topics. An information table also will be set up in Dana Auditorium, and donations will be collected for the Half the Sky Movement.

The event was organized by a group of Queens students. Queens President Pamela Davies also is expected to participate, organizers said in a news release.

“The demonstration is supposed to show the Queens’ community what our lives would be like if the women we interact with were silenced through women’s rights issues such as sex trafficking, abuse to the point of death, rape, maternal health issues, etc.,” organizers said in a news release.

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