On March 29, 2012, Bethel community members participated in the statewide Choose Respect event. The diverse crowd gathered at noon in front of the TWC building to begin the march to the Kuskokwim Campus, where participants enjoyed a delicious potluck afterwards. Special guests included Commissioner William Streur of the Department of Health and Social Services, Michael Hoffman, AVCP Vice President, Raymond Watson, AVCP Board Chairman and ONC Chairman, Mary Pete, KuC Director, and Elder Esther Green of Bethel.
The photos below also include the Kipnuk community march for Choose Respect.
The Choose Respect event challenges Alaskans to step up and take a stand against domestic violence and sexual assault in the state. Bethel’s Choose Respect event is sponsored by TWC, KuC, AVCP, and ONC.