April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and an Eagan domestic violence shelter is holding a candlelight walk on Wednesday in an effort to involve the wider community in the fight against sexual abuse.
360 Communities' Lewis House helps more than 2,000 women and children each year at its Eagan and Hastings locations.
After the walk, a sexual assault survivor will share her experiences, and a Community Caring Award will be presented to Kelly Nicholson, the victim witness program supervisor for the Dakota County Attorney's Office.
"This candlelight walk aims to do more than just raise the public consciousness about the prevalence of sexual violence," Lewis House Violence Prevention Director Ann Sheridan said in a statement. "We want to engage all men, women and young people to become our partners in ending it."
The walk will begin at 8 p.m. on April 24. Those interested in attending are encouraged to call 651-452-7288 for directions.