'Girls Night Out' promotes sexual-assault awareness
By Airman 1st Class Breonna Veal, 17th Training Wing Public Affairs
/ Published October 23, 2013
GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --
Military and civilian women from Goodfellow attended Girls Night Out Oct. 19 at the Event Center.
The event focused on providing women with Sexual Assault Prevention and Response information on how to keep themselves safe and healthy, as well as how to prevent sexual assault and other issues they face daily.
"We want to equip all women at Goodfellow to be the best they can be," said Donna Casey, Sexual Assault Response Coordinator and creator of Girls Night Out. "The premise of the SAPR program is to inform ladies to help prevent sexual assault, but to also let them know that if they're sexually assaulted to know we're here for them and to help them through the process of recovering from such a traumatic experience."
During this event, women visited different booths set throughout the room to gather information from base organizations such as the chapel and the education office.
Despite the seriousness of the topic on hand, Girls Night Out still provided the opportunity for entertainment. The theme of the night was the 80's, complete with a full fashion show along with music, costumes, a photo booth and food. The hosts even had door prizes and raffle prizes to hand out throughout the night.
For more information on SAPR, like the Goodfellow SARC Facebook page at www.facebook.com/GoodfellowSarc
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