#MeToo Helps Millions

By Caroline Grant | Contributor

Actress Alyssa Milano spearheaded the “#MeToo” campaign on Twitter on October 15, a social justice movement dedicated to raising awareness for victims of sexual assault and harassment.

Milano encouraged female victims of these crimes to come forth and tweet the phrase, “#MeToo.” Within 24 hours, the hashtag had been tweeted nearly half a million times.  Continue reading “#MeToo Helps Millions”

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April offers opportunities to stand against sexual assault

By Sequoia Sinclair | Contributor

April is nationally recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, or S.A.A.M. Augusta University as well as Augusta’s Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Services (RCSAS) have worked together over the years to combat sexual violence in the community.

“We as a community are going to take a stand against sexual violence,” said Ann Henry, the director of Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Services.

Two highlighted events in Augusta are the Eighth Annual Take Back the Day 5K Race and the 21st Annual Take Back the Night Rally. Continue reading “April offers opportunities to stand against sexual assault”