El Dorado County Board of Supervisors and Placerville City Council Proclaim April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 12, 2018 / comments

[The Center]

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors and the Placerville City Council have proclaimed April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month!  In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, The Center will host it's annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 10:00 am at Placerville’s Town Hall.
 
The theme this year is “Embrace your Voice” and we were honored to have the  District Supervisors along with CFA, Don Ashton and City of Placerville Mayor Wendy Thomas and City Council members supporting sexual assault awareness by proclaiming  April as the month to  align with communities nationwide to kick off this national campaign and begin to embrace their voices regarding sexual violence. 
 
We would like to call on our community to come together to “Embrace Your Voice” and assist in informing ourselves and our community members on how to use our words to stop sexual violence before it happens by promoting safety, respect, and equality.
 
Our words shape the world around us,  whether we  speak out against locker room talk or help someone better understand these issues, our voices are powerful and necessary in this conversation and  we can embrace our voices to show support for survivors, stand up to victim blaming, shut down rape jokes, correct harmful misconceptions, promote everyday consent, and practice healthy communication with kids.
 
Join The Center for the walk and festivities including a photo booth and a free lunch
for walkers following the walk.
 
No high heels, no problem, we’ve got your size!  All are Welcome! For more information or to donate, go to our website or call us at (530) 626-1450. 


 http://thecenternow.org/events/walkamile/

 

FUNDRAISING WALK & CELEBRATION

Saturday, April 14, 2018

 

Registration & Activities: 10:00-11:00 am

WALK: 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Celebration & Awards: 12:00-1:00 pm

Placerville Town Hall

549 Main Street

Placerville, CA 95667

 

We hope to see you there!