The 6th annual Hope & Healing Gala will be held at Publik Coffee Roasters on June 8th, 2018. Each year the Rape Recovery Center invites our community to come together in celebration and support of our work to empower survivors and prevent sexual violence. During this defining moment of survivor leadership and #MeToo momentum, we are so thrilled to connect with the Rape Recovery Center community and raise funds for this crucial work. With a record number of survivors reporting their assaults and seeking healing services, the funds raised will go directly to support the work of the center.
In addition to raising funds for the center, the Hope & Healing Gala is an opportunity to share messages of healing and recovery. A survivor art exhibit provides a unique and powerful opportunity to engage the community in the healing of survivors.
Our Pillar of Hope Award highlights the leaders in our community who are working to end sexual violence. Past winners include state Rep. Angela Romero, researcher and forensic nurse Julie Valentine, and the organization Pacific Island Knowledge 2 Action Resources.
Finally, the Volunteer of the Year award celebrates one of the outstanding volunteers who give time and energy to the Rape Recovery Center. Our volunteer force of over 100 compassionate individuals give their time to support survivors and educate the community. Past honorees include Ben Simon, Juanita Giles, and Midge Delevan.
Join us on June 8th to celebrate hope, healing, and a future without sexual violence! Check back soon to find out who our 2018 awardees will be.