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SARC National Crime Victims Rights events

COLUMBUS AFB -- The 14th Flying Training Wing Sexual Assault Response Coordinator office will host a Take Back the Night Walk Tuesday as part of Crime Victims' Rights Week. Historically, the walks began internationally in 1973. The first Take Back the Night Walk in the United States was in San Francisco and began the tradition to protest against the violence, rape, sexual assault domestic violence, and oppression towards women. The walk will begin in the parking lot of the fitness center at 7:30 p.m. Families, children and strollers are welcome - please no pets. For more information call the SARC office at 434-2875.

There will also be a Survivor tree located in the lobby of the clinic for attachment of teal blue ribbons in memory of sexual assault victims. If you or someone close to you has been victim to crime, please come by the clinic and visit our victim's rights tree. Write down the first name of the victim/survivor and hang the card for all to see. Help us bring to light that crime is real and we need to do whatever we can to not only stop the cycle, but help those in need. For more information call 434-2875.
Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Services Complex Janet Smith will present the Talking Stick: Our Creative Voice. This is a hands-on workshop in the ancient practice of employing art as a medicine using natural sticks and the symbolism of colored yarns, ribbon, fabric, etc. The "talking stick" is a tool for listening, in this case, listening to your inner wisdom and inner quality of your life experiences. For more information, call 434-2875.

There will also be Rape Aggression and Defense Class R.A.D. at the Columbus Air Force Base Youth Center gymnasium Monday and Wednesday at 6 p.m. Participants under 17 must be accompanied by an adult. The course is $10 per person payable to RAD and covers all materials and instruction. Once paid all refreshers and advanced RAD courses are free world-wide. RSVP by Monday or call 434-1130 or 434-2875 for more information. Look for a RAD Kid ages 6 to 9 to be offered in June time and dates to be announced later.