The Passaic County Women Center (PCWC) is hosting its annual Garret Mountain Reservation Awareness Walk on April 30, starting at 10 a.m.
Teams and individuals can go to the registration site to register.
This event includes a community resource fair, DJ music to get you going, refreshments, an event t-shirt and goody bag, a 2.3 mile scenic fun walk/run, and most importantly, information on how to help prevent sexual violence, support and celebrate survivor resilience and increase support for sexual violence services in Passaic County.
Guest speakers include Tamu Lane, Steven Dana and Keith Kazmark.
Tamu Lane is an inspirational speaker known for her work helping individuals identify major challenges and setbacks in their lives, often involving trauma so they can overcome them with confidence.
Steven Dana is a safety expert who provides education, counseling and protection to at-risk victims of domestic violence, human trafficking and sexual assault nationwide.
Keith Kazmark is the popular mayor of Woodland Park who will welcome us to his beautiful corner of the country.
“We receive many calls to our 24-hour helpline from survivors of sexual violence seeking services and emotional support,” said PCWC Program Administrator Dawn Brevard-Waters.
“Whether their victimization happened recently or years ago, our advocates are trained to work with survivors and refer them to additional services if needed.” Dawn adds, “This awareness walk is a way to educate the community about the harmful social norms that contribute to this act of violence, and also to learn how to best support survivors.”
For more information about PCWC or how to get involved or support the organization, please visit www.passaiccountywomencenter.org.