April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and Charleston is getting involved by hosting some powerful events for our residents.
According to the Post and Courier, “People Against Rape will hold its Take Back the Night march and vigil from 7-9 tonight in Charleston.The one-mile march will start at the Unitarian Church on Archdale Street and continue through the College of Charleston’s campus.”
This event will honor survivors of violence in our area.
Another event will be hosted on April 26 by People Against Rape, this one at Marian Square. This year’s theme is Stop the Violence, and attendees will be treated to a talk by victim advocate Alison Jennings.
Charleston will also host a summit on sex trafficking next week at MUSC. The event will feature Lisa Williams as speaker. Williams works with victims of trafficking through Living Water for Girls and Living Water Learning Resource Center. According to the Post and Courier, “The summit is organized by the Charleston Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.”
Perhaps the most compelling part of the summit comes in the form of a community workshop and panel discussion. The Post and Courier states, “The panel includes law enforcement, legal services and legislation advocates. The workshop will feature Austen Brown Williams, a former Miss Teen SC and last year’s Mrs. America when she was living in Texas, whose platform was human trafficking awareness.”
Registration is required at charlestonalumnae-dst.org.