April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
WILMINGTON, DE —During Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Sexual Assault Network of Delaware (SAND) and its member agencies will bring the theme of “I Ask” to life by holding several awareness events through the state. “I Ask” builds on the idea that consent is a healthy, normal, and necessary part of everyday interactions.
The month will include a Proclamation Signing Ceremony with Governor John Carney marking the month of April 2019 as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The signing will occur on Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 at 9:30am at the Carvel State Office Building in Wilmington, DE.
The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) presents the Visionary Voice Award in conjunction with Sexual Assault Awareness Month each April, to recognize the creativity and hard work of individuals around the country who have demonstrated outstanding work to end sexual violence.
This year, NSVRC selected the SAND nomination of Angela Seguin, Assistant Director for Victim Advocacy at the University of Delaware. Through her advocacy, Angela has helped students and faculty by providing individual advocacy and crisis counseling, helping victims and survivors through the university’s Title IX process, as well as civil and criminal courts and more. She also is the coordinator of a volunteer group on campus called Sexual Offense Support (SOS). Through SOS, Angela coordinates and trains student volunteer while managing a 24/7/365 rape crisis helpline on the University’s campus. Her colleagues in the field applaud her efforts to end sexual violence and her work for the rights of students on the University of Delaware’s campus.
For information about all of the 2019 Visionary Voice Award Recipients, please visit https://www.nsvrc.org/saam/visionary-voice-awards
SAND is the sexual assault victim advocacy coalition for state of Delaware. SAND represents a group of interdisciplinary and diverse professionals including law enforcement, healthcare professionals, community leaders, victim service providers, victim advocates, and survivors.