April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Join the Columbia County Women’s Resource Center (CCWRC) and our allies. There will be a short high heeled walk to raise awareness and reduce incidence of sexual assault. Come and join our male allies as they “Take a Walk in Her Shoes”
The walk will take place beginning at the St Helens High School Commons. We will return to the high school to celebrate with a short program, children’s activities, music, prizes and fun. There will be food for sale and everyone is invited to stay for the Kiwanis Donkey Basketball Game at 6:00 PM.
This event will get people talking and working together to end violence in Columbia County. There is a $15 registration fee before April 14 that includes a walk t-shirt, after April 14 registration is $20.
Sexual Assault is not just a women’s issue. It affects individuals of all gender identities as well as women, men who care about them, their families, their friends, their coworkers, and their communities. Sexualized violence is epidemic. Every two minutes someone in America is raped. One in six American women are victims of sexual assault and most of these assaults are never reported. That means someone you know, someone you care about, has been or may become the victim of sexual violence. It may be your mother, your sister, your friend, your girlfriend, your wife, your coworker, or your daughter.