Operation Jungle Red was first held at the University of Miami in Oxford, Ohio in 2008 to honor the anniversary of the Virginia Tech School shooting and raise awareness of violence on college campuses.
During OJR, nail painting stations will be set up around campus to paint men’s and women’s nails in “Jungle Red” to draw attention and spark discussion about violence and how to stop it.
The goal of OJR is to start conversations among high school and college communities to raise awareness of how individuals are socialized and the impact this socialization has on society.
When students, faculty, and staff get their nails painted, they will also sign a pledge that allows individuals to feel empowered and confident about taking a stand against violence.
Operation Jungle Red will be held throughout the month of October. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
The events will be held on:
Tue. Oct. 2nd 11am-2pm (Midtown Student Center)
Thurs. Oct. 11th 11am - 2pm (Westside Campus Center)
Wed. Oct. 17th 11am-2pm (Midtown Campus Center)
Mon. Oct. 22nd 11am-2pm (Midtown Student Center)
Wed. Oct. 24th 7pm – 9pm (Campus Center Ballroom)