KUTZTOWN, PA (11/08/2017) Nykolai Blichar has been selected as the northeast regional advisor and Destiny Fisher has been named the Kutztown University campus organizer for the national It's On Us campaign.
Blichar, of Palmerton, Pa., is a graduate student pursuing a degree in student affairs in higher education. He served on the It's On Us National Student Advisory Committee last year and was a former student trustee on the Kutztown University Council of Trustees. Currently, Blichar is a graduate assistant for the GLBTQ Resource Center & Women's Center at Kutztown University. He also serves on the President's Bias Response Task Force.
As regional advisor, Blichar serves as the primary point of contact between the national It's On Us organization and all campus organizers and student advisory committee members in the northeast. He will relay regional goals to student advisory committee members and serves as a mentor for activists with the region. The northeast region represents colleges from Maine to Maryland.
Destiny Fisher, of Kutztown, Pa., is a senior Communication Studies major with a minor in public relations. She has served as president of the Black Flame Dance Team and is a volunteer at the Kutztown University Women's Center and GLBTQ Resource Center.
As a campus organizer, Fisher serves as a mentor and point of contact for It's On Us initiatives on the KU campus. She will establish individual goals and motivate campus constituencies to rally around addressing the issue of sexual violence.
Launched in September 2014, It's On Us is a national movement to end sexual assault. The campaign was launched following recommendations from the White House Task Force to Prevent Sexual Assault that noted the importance of engaging everyone in the conversation to end sexual violence. It's On Us asks everyone - students, community leaders, parents, organizations, and companies - to step up and realize that the conversation changes with us. It's a rallying cry to be a part of the solution. The campaign combines innovative creative content and grassroots organizing techniques to spark conversation on a national and local level. Over the past two years, almost 300,000 people have taken a stand against sexual violence by taking the It's On Us pledge. The campaign works with 95 partners and students on over 500 campuses.