The Colgate Hike for Healing is a chance for survivors and allies to heal and show their public support for one another. Last year's protest highlighted the need for more support systems in place for survivors of sexual assault and abuse on this campus, and that conversation is not over. The hike will commence with speakers sharing their experiences on campus and talking about the current campus culture. We will also have informational tables for groups on campus and Madison county that are working to build survivor support systems. The Hike will be held on the trails up on Colgate's hill, on October 29th at 11am. It is parents weekend so please feel welcome to bring friends and family members to join us on the hike to learn about where are campus is at, where we're going, and to show support for our students. Money raised will go towards The Monument Quilt, which came to Colgate last year in the Hall of presidents, and truly impacted many students on campus. The Monument Quilt is an on-going collection of stories from survivors of rape and abuse, some of which were added by Colgate students last Spring. Written, stitched, and painted onto red fabric, stories are displayed in city and town centers to create and demand public space to heal. The quilt builds a new culture where survivors are publicly supported, rather than publicly shamed. In a final display, the Quilt will blanket the National Mall to spell "NOT ALONE."