April 30, 2014

We received MNCASA's 2014 AWARE Award

The Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault held its 8th annual AWARE celebration, Tue., April 29, at the Kelly Inn in St. Paul. The event is an opportunity to educate the community about sexual violence, acknowledge individuals and organizations that have played a key role in working to end sexual violence, and to focus our attention on the growing call for an investment in prevention.

The 2014 AWARE Award Recipients are:
• Ananya Chatterjea/Ananya Dance Theater
• Ellen Johnson, RN, SANE-A, CPEN, CEN
• John Kingrey, Executive Director, Minnesota County Attorney’s Association
• Representative Tina Liebling
• Senator Kathy Sheran
• Duluth Trafficking Task Force
• Minnesota Public Radio

“This year’s award winners represent a wonderful diversity of talent in awareness-raising work on the issue of sexual violence during this last year. The harm of sexual assault and child sexual abuse affects nearly 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men, and the approach to ending this harm must be taken on in every facet of our society. These folks represent some of the most dedicated efforts to preventing the abuse.” commented Donna Dunn, Executive Director of MNCASA.

MNCASA is a voice for victims/survivors, sexual assault programs, and allies committed to ending sexual violence. It represents more than 70 service programs statewide and engages with members and stakeholders through outreach, training, collaboration, public policy initiatives and other activities that raise awareness about sexual violence prevention and system intervention.