Friday, April 11, 2008
SFWAR: Walk Against Rape, Saturday April 26th, San Francisco
San Francisco Women Against Rape present the 3rd Annual Walk Against Rape. This Walk is an opportunity for the communities of San Francisco to come together and raise awareness around sexual assault. Statistics show that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 11 men will be raped in their lifetimes, and it is estimated that less than 20% of rapes are reported to the police. The silence and taboo around rape in our society cause survivors to feel isolated and unsupported. The goal of Walk Against Rape is to empower survivors, their friends, families and supporters, to break that silence by walking together on the streets against rape, and declare that San Francisco will not tolerate sexual violence.
Walk Against Rape is a 3.1 mile walk starting at Justin Herman Plaza at 10am and culminating in a rally at noon in Dolores Mission Park. Besides raising consciousness and visibilty around these issues, this Walk also aims to raise money for San Francisco's only community based rape crisis center.
so, who's walking with me? here's how to get involved.