Monday, May 2, 2011

Tolson 4 TEARS at USAFA 4 SAAM

In April 2011, during Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the US Air Force Academy hosted an awareness event featuring community advocacy agencies. Author Lynn C. Tolson (Beyond the Tears: A True Survivor’s Story) conducted a book signing and discussion. She says, “It was interesting to talk to survivors about the common features of abuse, and the differences between how cultures deal with rape.”
Lynn was joined by Joyce Aubrey; together they are co-founders of Finding Our Voices: Healing Art Activities for Survivor’s of Sexual Assault. They were able to bring attention to the free art workshops available for survivors. For the poetry book mentioned in the video, email fovartshow@gmail.com

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The Advocacy Resource Team sponsoring this event says: "Our individual and collective efforts can stop the epidemic of violence in our communities. Each one of us has a role to play as a bystander in our society to promote behaviors, choices, words, and attitudes that can communicate tolerance for sexual assault, dating violence, stalking and domestic violence." The team included CCASA and TESSA.

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