Friday, October 19, 2018
EmpowerSurvivors November 3rd Giving Voice About Childhood Sexual Abuse Event
Please consider attending the 3rd annual EmpowerSurvivors yearly event at the Grand Banquet Hall in Stillwater this November 3rd. The event is about supporting victims of childhood sexual abuse. EmpowerSurvivors supports victims year round and once a year they organize this Giving Voice event. They charge a small fee of $40 to $55 to cover the venue and costs.
The reason the volunteers of Washington County Watchdog encourages the public to attend is to grow awareness and help support the victims of childhood sexual abuse that is rampant in Washington County. Over once a month for more than the last two years we have posted a horrible story of a local child rape and how the Minnesota Law has let the victims and public down: http://wcwatchdog.com/
local-sex-offender-articles/. On the EmpowerSurvivors website it says 1 out of 4 girls and 1 out of 6 boys are affected by sexual abuse by the age of 18. Obviously, most child rape crimes go unreported.
We continually encourage readers to contact law makers to fix Minnesota's sex offender law that is known to be the worst in the Country. What can't be overlooked is supporting the victims. Again, please consider attending the event and at least sharing it on social media. Many victims of childhood sexual abuse do not know there is support for them in Washington County.