About Us


Multicultural Efforts to end Sexual Assault (MESA) was created in 2008 and is funded by the Indiana State Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control, Rape Prevention Education Grant. MESA’s efforts were originally established under the program formerly known as the CARe Initiative. MESA is a part of the Youth Development/Agricultural Education Department in the College of Agriculture at Purdue University in West Lafayette.

MESA is a statewide program that focuses on the primary prevention of sexual violence in under-served and traditionally marginalized communities. MESA focuses on organizing, engaging and mobilizing communities in an effort to create positive social change which will lead to healthier relationships, families and communities.

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MESA Group Photo
Featured Artist

Marta Sanchez is MESA's featured artist
Artist, survivor, and poet. Marta uses her art to advocate for gender and racial equality and healing for survivors

Marta Sanchez

Marta Sanchez presenting for the University of New Hampshire at Durham, 2010