Yesterday, about 50 Bethel community members gathered in front of TWC to listen to stories of inspiration and walk together in efforts to raise community awareness around domestic and sexual violence in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. The Bethel “Choose Respect” walk was in conjunction with 17 other community walks across Alaska, all part of a statewide agenda to raise awareness and support in combatting this issue. Jennifer Peeks, Wellness Coordinator on KUC campus would “like to thank the Bethel community for their support in promoting respect and honoring a healthy life. Often we forget the wonderful efforts that many within our community are doing to protect and support each other. [Yesterday] was a wonderful example of how we can come together to bring awareness and encourage a healthier, safer place to live and raise our families. We would also like to thank Commissioner Masters for taking part in our community event and the efforts taken to prevent domestic violence and child abuse.”
Thank you to VIP for donating wonderful soup to the event.
Photos courtesy of Jennifer Peeks.