Please join the Action Alliance as we honor these leaders and community members who have taken extraordinary action to bring about the necessary change to end sexual and domestic violence. Their leadership offers hope for a better tomorrow.
Charlottesville's Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA) and the student members of their Peer Education and Advocacy Club at Charlottesville High School : courageous advocates and students who took action to turn the tide on sexual violence prevention education in our public schools across Virginia. When confronted with Family Life Education curricula that inaccurately captured the concept of consent, these brave community members worked tirelessly to persuade policy leaders to fight for a change, to help draft legislation and to advocate for change.
Senator Jennifer McClellan and Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn: dedicated leaders who reframed the conversation about sexual assault prevention through ground-breaking legislation which incorporated consent-based and age-appropriate education around sexual activity into family life curricula. Thanks to their hard work and steadfast leadership, they have shifted responsibility from survivors to potential perpetrators, and helped to foster a safer and stronger community for us all.