Across the United States, activists and advocates against sexual violence use the month of April to raise awareness about the impact of sexual violence, and what we all can do to prevent its occurrence. In California, there are a variety of events and activities held throughout the month to engage communities and promote a culture of change.
This week, after CALCASA commemorated Denim Day at the Capitol, I had a chance to participate in one of the many activities that Shasta Women’s Refuge sponsored this month: Violence Against Women & The Darfur Genocide, Film and Panel Discussion.
There was a great turn out of community members who had a lively discussion about what can be done locally, and globally about violence against women.
Greg Lawson also performed two songs he wrote to promote awareness of the crisis in Darfur.

For more information about what you can do to end the suffering in Darfur please visit Save Darfur