Local victim advocacy group Me Too Springfield is hosting a rally on Saturday, September 14.
The rally, supporting victims of sexual violence and harassment, will take place on Park Central Square in downtown Springfield from 4 to 7 p.m.. In addition to the rally area, there will be a section of the event dedication to hosting conversations about the prevalence of sexual assault and ways to prevent it.
“Me Too Springfield is here to offer support and community to the sexual assault victims of Springfield and surrounding areas,” Me Too Springfield President Jordan Harris said in a statement. “Sexual violence is so common, but when it happens, the victims are left feeling isolated. This rally’s purpose is to bring healing to our community, and show local survivors that they are not alone in this.”
The event will also include musical performances, the “What Were You Wearing?” art exhibit, a self-defense expert, booths with local businesses and non-profits, and speakers that will include experts and local political figures.
More information can be found on Me Too Springfield’s website.