A project created in Landmark Education’s Self-Expression and Leadership Program has led to a rally being held in Seattle to bring awareness about sexual abuse, according to the project website. The ‘Turn the Light On’ rally is taking place on Saturday, October 2, from 7-8pm at Cal Anderson Park on Capitol Hill in Seattle.
In addition, event organizers are requesting that people hang a string of colored lights or turn their porch lights on that night to bring attention to the idea of spotlighting abuse. According to the ‘Turn the Light On’ website, one in five children in the United States is sexually abused before they are 18 years old, and only 10% of the time is the abuser a stranger.
The ‘Turn the Light On’ site is also requesting donations, which will go to Shepherd’s Counseling Services, which provides for the needs of adult survivors of childhood abuse.
The event will feature survivor testimonials, community speakers and a range of musical performers – the live music begins at 6:30. Find out more information by going to the Turn the Light On site.