The city of East Lansing partnered with the Parents of Sister Survivors Engage (POSSE) to install teal prayer flags in the Tibetan tradition throughout downtown East Lansing for each of the 505 known sexual abuse survivors in the Larry Nassar case.
POSSE has been working since fall 2018 to create the teal prayer flags in support of the survivors. The flags are signed by many people from the MSU student body with words of support and encouragement for the survivors. There are at least 4,000 messages of support.
“In making these flags, our goal was to hang them near campus for all to see and, as prayer flags, spread their messages of goodwill on the wind throughout the community,” said Valerie von Frank, founder and chair of POSSE, and a mother of one of the survivors. “The flags will then be given to the individual survivors.”