SNAP is Proud to Support the “March for the Children” in Salt Lake City
This weekend, a march to raise awareness of the issue of child sexual abuse will take place in Salt Lake City. SNAP is proud to be a supporter and partner of this march, and we hope that people around the country will pay attention to this critical movement and find ways to aid in the prevention of child sexual abuse in their own communities.
We know that children cannot protect themselves and that it is up to the adults in our communities to ensure that they are able to grow up in places that are safe and free from abuse or exploitation. We honor the work of Sam Young as he strives to make more adults aware of their responsibility to protect every child from abuse, and especially in places like churches where most people automatically assume that children will be safe.
We are proud to partner with Sam and Protect Every Child at the first ever “March for the Children” in Salt Lake City. SNAP Vice President Judy Klapperich-Larson will attend and speak at this march, helping to bring attention to the ongoing issue of clergy sexual abuse.
“As a survivor of sexual abuse, I am marching to make sure that no other child has to experience what I did,” said Klapperich-Larson. “I am proud to represent SNAP at this important march and I am grateful to Sam Young for his incredible work in organizing this movement for children.”
The march will take place on Saturday, October 5 in Salt Lake City. More details on the march can be found at the Protect Every Child website.
(SNAP, the Survivors Network, has been providing support for victims of sexual abuse in institutional settings for 30 years. We have more than 25,000 survivors and supporters in our network. Our website is SNAPnetwork.org)