Verity attended, initiated, or hosted 40 different events throughout April 2017 in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness month, and we wanted to highlight one of our favorites. This event brought together over 200 people to raise awareness among the young people who need preventative education the most, and we were honored to be invited and for our Coaching Boys Into Men facilitator, Zach, to be one of the featured speakers.
We love when Verity and our staff members make the news. The Press Democrat has some great coverage, photos, and videos of the Santa Rosa Junior College’s First Annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event, which brought together students from Sonoma State, the Junior College, and community members from a variety of agencies together to raise awareness about sexual violence and the intersections of identity that affect sexual violence.
‘This is a real, direct, easy way for people to participate; just to really do a little thing to step out of your own perspective,’ said Zach Neeley, prevention educator for Verity, a sexual assault awareness advocacy group that has provided support to the JC’s effort to make violence awareness and prevention something more student-athletes talk about.
Read more from the Press Democrat here and check out pictures from the Santa Rosa Junior College. We also took some photos of our own, which you can see on our Instagram!