April is both National Sexual Assault Awareness Month and National Child Abuse Prevention Month (see also here). Anyone who read this blog on even a semi-regular basis knows sexual assault and rape is one of the topics I most often write about, and I certainly hope it would go without saying that I don't find child abuse to be a sunny topic (or, you know, acceptable, ever) either.
I will be posting more posts about both topics as the month goes on, but for now I'd like to know: are you doing anything to mark either month? Any ideas for online activism for either/both subjects? What are your favorite resources for either subject?
takebackthenight.org for event listings, and you can also submit an event. (They also have additional resources, and you can buy TBTN shirts there, too.) I've always found Take Back the Night to be cathartic. It's heartbreaking and uplifting and unifying. I so love the idea behind it, but I wish every night were taken back, so to speak. If you can take part in one of these events, I highly recommend it.