Seekhaven honors survivors

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

This April, join Seekhaven in honoring survivors of sexual assault. Seekhaven will hold several events to raise awareness, strengthen community ties and educate Moab residents on available services, said Abi Taylor from the nonprofit organization.

Seekhaven staff and volunteers will kickstart the month with a Take Back the Night Rally, starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 4 at the Sun Court next to Star Hall. Bring candles and other light-producing devices, said Taylor.

A panel discussion will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10 at the Moab Regional Hospital education room including Kerri Fife, a sexual assault nurse at Moab Regional Hospital, Seekhaven service provider Tess Barger, and Aubrey Davis, the director of the Children’s Justice Center who will help to inform the community on available services, developments in their agencies and “bust myths” regarding sexual assault. This event will be broadcast live on Seekhaven’s Facebook page for those who cannot attend. Refreshments will be provided by the group, Not So Churchy Churchy, said Taylor.

The following Wednesday, April 17, Seekhaven will be the cook at Youth Garden Project’s Weed N’ Feed. They will prepare chili fries and give a quick presentation about the issue of consent.

At 7 p.m. April 18, come watch “Anita: Speaking Truth to Power” at Star Hall. This documentary, directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Freida Mock, celebrates Anita Hill’s legacy of bearing testimony to the sexual harassment she endured at the hands of Clarence Thomas, then a U.S. Supreme Court nominee and currently the longest serving justice on the high court.

Seekhaven’s last event is at 6 p.m. May 3 at the MARC, where it will host the Rainy DazeAll-Ages Dance Party with Moab PRIDE.

For more information, check out Seekhaven’s Facebook and Instagram pages.