Local Leader in Massachusetts Receives National “Visionary Voice” Award
April 13, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Toni K. Troop
MARCH 24, 2015 firstname.lastname@example.org; 617-212-7571 cell
WHAT: The National Sexual Violence Resource Center recognizes leaders in sexual assault prevention has named 30 recipients of the 2015 Visionary Voice Award, including Isa Woldeguiorguis of Massachusetts. The multidisciplinary group of honorees is selected for their outstanding work toward ending sexual violence. The Visionary Voice Award is presented annually by the NSVRC in conjunction with Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a national campaign held each April to raise awareness about preventing sexual violence.
WHO: The award is presented to a wide range of industry professionals nominated by state, territory and tribal coalitions. This year’s award recipients include U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland, and Circuit Court Judge John Threet of Arkansas. “We are pleased to honor these individuals for their commitment to ending the epidemic of sexual assault in communities across the country,” NSVRC Director Karen Baker said. “Sexual violence is preventable. We thank our Visionary Voice Award recipients for their important work in educating communities about the shared responsibility everyone has in preventing sexual assault.”
Jane Doe Inc. nominated Isa Woldeguiorguis, Executive Director of the Center for Hope & Healing in Lowell, in recognition of her 25+ years of service as a victim advocate and her leadership in the sexual and domestic violence movements. Read more about Isa here: http://www.nsvrc.org/saam/award
WHEN: April 16, 2015 at 11am.
WHERE: Middlesex Community College: The City Building - Lower Cafeteria 33 Kearney Square in Lowell
The award presentation will take place at the conclusion of the “Take Back the Day” event hosted by The Center for Hope and Healing. Focusing on CHH's new Youth Access to Support and Services (YASS) program, the program consists of a training on tech safety from sexual violence for parents and youth providers. The technology safety program will run from 9:30am - 11:00am.