Seventh annual Choose Respect March to take place on Thursday, March 24

Choose Respect poster

Join the Sitka Youth Leadership Committee and Sitkans Against Family Violence (SAFV) and walk in the Seventh Annual Choose Respect March from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 24.

We’ll start at Totem Square at noon, head down Lincoln Street and gather at the Crescent Harbor Shelter. Let everyone know that you support the movement to stop the epidemic of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child sexual abuse in Alaska. At the rally, you will learn about some of the exciting programs in the community which empower youth to prevent violence before it ever occurs.

If you are an employer, please allow your staff members to participate in this community event. Our goal is to be seen, state wide, as a community that cares.

Almost every other woman in Sitka (47 person) has experienced domestic violence, sexual violence, or both in her lifetime, according to a 2012 survey by the UAA Justice Center.

For questions, please call Martina or Julia at SAFV, 747-3370. We look forward to seeing you there.

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