Safe Haven’s RYOT (Rallying Youth Organizers Together) Against Rape and All Forms of Abuse are holding the third annual RYOT Sparks A Healing Bonfire on Saturday May 7, 2011 at Camp Akenec on Route 739 in Dingmans Ferry from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will be our wrap up to Sexual Assault Awareness Month and, most importantly, healing and empowerment. RYOT members will be reading poetry, music and inspiration. Our main guest speaker is Rhett who is survivor who was part of the 200 Men on Oprah. His story will inspire all of us. We will wrap up the evening with Maxwell Kofi Donkor, an internationally known, award-winning sculptor, master drummer and teacher who will lead us all in a drumming circle of hope. This community event is open to the public and requires no fee; all are welcome to this evening of healing and inspiration. Free food and baked goods will be available for those who attend. Informational tables, and student artwork and writing will be displayed. RYOT (Rallying Youth Organizers Together) Against Rape and all forms of abuse is a youth leadership program that engages teens and community in the movement to end sexual and other forms of interpersonal violence.
The 6th Annual Take it All Back event will include a community walk (1.5 miles) and speak out. PCAR collaborated with WOAR for this event. Judge Sue Carbon will be attending.
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YWCA of Greater Harrisburg will have a table with information, a pregame interview on the field and will be throwing the first pitch. Sexual assualt statistics and information will be shown throughout the game on the Jumbotron. To purchase tickets at the special group rate of $7.50/ ticket for box seats contact Annie Aebhardt by Friday April 1.
Thursday, April 14 - Sexual Assault Awareness Panel (11:30 a.m; CUB 260). Speakers from the community (including the local District Attorney, Gettysburg Chief of Police, Director of Survivors, among others) will talk about the sexual assault issues on college campuses.
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