Elizabeth Freeman Center will be marking Sexual Assault Awareness Month with several awareness raising campaigns. Join us when we rally against sexual violence on April 10th and April 24th, 4pm-6pm in Park Square, Pittsfield. At each rally, 220 teal (the color designating sexual assault awareness) flags will be planted in the Square – one for each individual in Berkshire County who received services for sexual assault from EFC in 2012. We hope to see you all there! TOGETHER we can work towards a safe and flag-free future.
Sexual violence is an urgent public health problem that impacts millions of women and men each year. A recent study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that nearly 1 in 5 women (22 million) in the United States have been raped at some time in their lives. Nearly 1 in 2 women (53 million) and 1 in 5 men (more than 25 million) have experienced other forms of sexual violence at some point in their lives in this country.
For more information on how to get involved in Elizabeth Freeman Center’s April actions, which in addition to the rallies will include bathroom flyer canvassing, a discussion at Berkshire Community College, and displays in local libraries, contact Becca, by telephone at (413) 499-2425 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.