|Gayle Crabtree: Lincoln Memorial|
One by one, we each took our place at the podium to condemn child sexual assault and to support survivors. I am humbled to have given the invocation and to have spoken with such a strong group of women. To this day, Facebook messages, phone calls and sometimes lunch, continue to bring us together.
The crowds were small, but the spinoff publicity reached more than we could have hoped to have ever reached from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. News spread through the power of social media and to this day, the wobbly recording of my speech on You Tube continues to generate page views.
People are becoming jaded when it comes to disturbing news these days. Not only was it humbling to speak at the Lincoln Memorial, but it is reassuring to know that people are still interested in supporting victims of sexual assault. As the end of the day the attitude of support is what matters the most.
Some of the coverage of the 2009 event:
Associated Content on Yahoo!
My Blog Log by Yahoo!
Voices of Hope Internet Radio Show
Hope for Healing.Org - Facebook Fan Page
Dr. Phil Community Blog
Speaking Out CSA
North American Freedom Foundation