ATHENS, GA- April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and groups in Athens are stepping up their game to spread the word. The Women’s Studies Student Organization is throwing a block party Friday April 18, 2014 called “Take Back the Night.” There will be speakers and performances, with the evening ending with a candle light vigil at the arch downtown.

The Cottage is a safe place that helps victims of sexual assault. They also participate in the event, as well as fundraise throughout the onto of April.

They have a 24/7 hotline available at (706) 546-1133.

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