NewsPublic Affairs / September 24, 2018

Middle Way House Participates In #BelieveSurvivors Walkout

A small group gathered in Bloomington’s Third Street Park, huddling under umbrellas as they observed a moment of silence to demonstrate their support of the two women who say Judge Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted or harassed them.Brett Kavanaugh, Bloomington, Middle Way House2018-09-24T00:00:00-04:00
Middle Way House Participates In #BelieveSurvivors Walkout

A group gathered in Bloomington's Third Street Park to highlight the importance of believing victims of sexual assault and harassment.

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A Bloomington domestic violence shelter participated in a walkout Monday in solidarity with the women accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault and harassment.

It's one of several #BelieveSurvivors events that took place across the country at 1 p.m.

A small group gathered in Bloomington’s Third Street Park, huddling under umbrellas as they observed a moment of silence to demonstrate their support of the two women who say Kavanaugh sexually assaulted or harassed them.

Debora Morrow is executive director of Middle Way House, which provides resources to victims of domestic and sexual assault. She says it’s important for Indiana’s Senators to believe the women.

"We hear the stories of survivors everyday," Morrow says. "We hear how they’re questioned, doubted, shamed and blamed. And, we’ve had enough."

Morrow says Middle Way House doesn’t support any political parties, but she wouldn’t trust a Supreme Court justice who sexually harassed or assaulted someone. She expects politicians representing Indiana to act accordingly.

"We expect for them not to give power to people who’ve used their power to harm others," Morrow says. "That’s what we expect of them."

Kavanaugh denies the allegations.

 

 

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