To raise awareness of sexual violence and commemorate National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, more than 150 people marched around Wintersmith Park in Ada, Oklahoma, for the third annual “Walking the Park: Stomp out Sexual Assault” awareness walk, reported the Native American Times.
“This event demonstrates how important it is for the community to join together to take a stand against sexual assault,” Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby told the Times. “It is imperative that we work together to help prevent this terrible blight on our community and to support those whose lives have been affected.”
The event, which included a performance by the Chickasaw Dance Troupe, was hosted by the Chickasaw Nation Office of Violence Prevention, in participation with the Family Crisis Center in Ada, the ECU Campus Initiative to Reduce Crime Against Women (CIRCAW) and the Office of District Attorney.