KNWA Today: Light Up the Night, Celebrating Sexual Assault Survivors

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Unmasking sexual assault is the goal Light up the Night taking place Saturday, November 11. The annual event is hosted by the NWA Center for Sexual Assault.
Center Director Anne Shelley and event honoree Parice Bowser join KNWA Today to share how we can all make a difference.

Light Up the Night is NWA Center for Sexual Assault's annual signature event to unmask sexual assault and celebrate the strength of NWA survivors and honor those who make a difference.

Masks worn by attendees of Light Up the Night serve as a representation of the "masks" that many survivors of sexual assault wear every day to hide the feelings they carry from the assault. The unmasking of a survivor at the event will symbolically allow our community to unmask the issue of sexual assault so that we may all become beacons of hope in supporting our survivors in Northwest Arkansas.

During the event, the Roger Collins Beacon of Hope Award for excellence in supporting adult survivors of sexual assault is given to a deserving individual or institution in our community that has gone above and beyond in supporting survivors and combating sexual assault. This year, Charles and Cappy Whiteside Greek Life Leadership Center at the University of Arkansas will be awarded this honor, with special recognition of its director Parice Bowser.

Light Up the Night takes place Saturday, November 11 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the UARK Bowl of Northwest Arkansas. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased here.


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