Sexual Assault Awareness month brings serious topic to forefront

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  • By Holly Logan-Arrington
  • Robins Public Affairs
Sexual assault is a crime that can leave psychological and emotional scars for life.

According to the Rape Abuse & Incest National Network, more than 200,000 Americans are victims each year.

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and Robins is doing what it can to educate folks about the widespread problem.

Lisa Matney, a base sexual assault response coordinator, said this year's Sexual Assault Awareness Month theme is "Live Our Values: Step Up to Stop Sexual Assault."

Survivor T-shirt painting will take place in Bldg. 707, April 7 through 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. Call 327-7272 to sign up.

Other activities include: *April 10: "Walk a Mile in Their Shoes," will begin at 11 a.m. at the base gym's outdoor track. *April 16: "iT" Leadership Training, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Bldg. 761 on Ninth Street

For more information, call the SARC Office at DSN 327-7272.