Aurora Center sponsors Speak
I attended an event sponsored by the Aurora Center on April 16, 2007. The film Speak was shown to help raise awareness about sexual assault and rape. The movie itself was intense and frighteningly real, but it was the discussion following the movie that really moved me to want to do something about sexual assault. There were a number of audience members that had experienced rape before and their stories made my heart ache for them. One of the major questions raised during the discussion was how we could help fight sexual assault in our day to day lives. The most important piece of information that I learned was that we cannot be afraid to come right out and talk to our friends/family if we suspect that they might have gone through some form of abuse. This is especially true in the case of high school aged children because they don't know how to ask for help; we have to help them first. Also, we need to start raising awareness about sexual assault because awareness=prevention.