(Up to date at three:40 p.m.) County officers are internet hosting an occasion this week in regards to the #MeToo motion and the way males and boys can cease sexual harassment.
The occasion is known as “#MeToo: Being Males-Elevating Males and goals to create a “neighborhood dialogue about masculinity and the function of males in addressing sexual assault and harassment in our neighborhood,” per a county press launch. It comes at a time when officers say they’ve seen will increase in requests for “sexual assault providers throughout Arlington County… from police to advocacy and hotline to medical providers.”
The occasion is the most recent response from officers following a 2017 survey indicating as many as half the APS feminine college students in grades Eight, 10, and 12 have been sexually harassed in school.
The dialogue will run from 6:30-Eight:30 p.m. on Wednesday on the Arlington Central Library Auditorium.
Officers from APS, ACPD and the Commonwealth Legal professional’s Workplace will communicate on the occasion.
Additionally attending are representatives from teams devoted to combatting sexual violence primarily based within the county’s Division of Human Providers, INOVA Loudon Hospital, and abuse hotline Doorways for Ladies and Households.
The occasion is a sequel to final 12 months’s dialogue, which was entitled #MeToo: What Males, Boys, and Everybody Must Know.
Arlington County is planning a number of different occasions this month in honor of April being Sexual Assault Consciousness Month. Upcoming occasions embrace a poetry night time at Metro Stage on Tuesday, April 16, and a rally at Gateway Park, close to Rosslyn Metro, on Thursday, April 25.