On Saturday night, congressional representative Mike Michaud kicked off the evening by thanking everyone involved. He asserted the importance of the event and said, "It takes more than money ... it takes awareness." Michaud mingled with the students, giving firm handshakes, listening keenly and showing a moderate interest before the real show beganCongratulations on a continuing - and sadly continuously needed - committment to raising awareness.
Taking the stage next was congressional representative Tom Allen with his wife Diana. They both echoed Michaud's request for awareness and transparency in regards to sexual assaults. Mrs. Allen explained her ambivalent feelings when she worked for the sexual assault hotline. She "felt a dread" whenever the phone rang but was glad she could be there for support.
Overall, the Sig Ep-endorsed Rock Against Rape, with a combination of political figures and entertaining musical groups was successful in raising awareness for sexual assault.
Awareness raised and bodies rocked - Style