What safety improvements can be made to Madison’s bike paths and neighborhood watches? How do we identify consent? Today Karma Chavez talks with Erin Thornley Parisi, executive director of the Rape Crisis Center about the attack that occurred last weekend on the Capital City Trail, and issues surrounding sexual assault, and Dayna Long, organizer of tomorrow night’s Take Back the Bike Path March.
The Rape Crisis Center provides services to the survivors of all forms of sexual violence, including recent sexual assault, past sexual assault, incest (past or present), sexual harassment, and sexual exploitation. Services include crisis intervention and support, short-term counseling, support groups, medical and legal advocacy and accompaniment, community education, and Chimera Self-Defense Designed for Women. RCC serves women, children, and men. If you need help, you can call the Rape Crisis Center Helpline at (608) 251-7273.
On Thursday, September 17th, the “Take Back the Bike Path” march will take place, beginning Burr Burr Jones Field and ending at Central Park to show solidarity with the victim who survived against the odds and denounce this crime in the Madison community. More details can be found on the event’s Facebook page here.