Event Kicks-off National Sexual Assault Awareness Month
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Mar. 27, 2017 – The movement to end sexual violence in northeast Florida will take center stage in downtown Jacksonville with a kick-off of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Mayor Lenny Curry will join members of the Mayor’s Sexual Assault Advisory Council (SAAC), the Sexual Assault Interagency Council (SAIC), representatives from the City of Jacksonville, law enforcement, State Attorney’s Office, Jacksonville University, the Women’s Center of Jacksonville’s Rape Recovery Team and others for a Community Speak Out to raise public awareness about sexual violence and educate the public on how to prevent sexual violence in their communities.
April has been nationally recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month since 2001. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one out of every five American women has been a victim of sexual violence at some point in her lifetime. This year’s theme, “Engaging New Voices,” focuses on educating and engaging new supporters who may not have been previously involved in the fight against sexual violence.
WHEN: TOMORROW, March 28, 2017
WHERE: City Hall at St. James Atrium
117 W. Duval St. – 32202