Walking to End Sexual Assault

March 29, 2018 – Claudia Arriaga , Eric DiProspero

In case you didn’t know, April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. We want to make OpenGov the most inclusive workplace possible, so we encourage employees to get involved in causes they care about.

That’s why several of my colleagues and I joined the “Walk in My Shoes” event in Miami last week. The event is organized by Lauren’s Kids -- a non profit founded by Florida Senator Lauren Block. At the event, survivors of sexual abuse and advocates walked across the State of Florida 1,500 miles from Key West to Tallahassee to raise to prevent sexual abuse through education and awareness.

We joined Walk in My Shoes because we wanted to raise awareness and support Senator Block.

It was an amazing experience meeting and walking with so many unbelievably strong people who are making their voices heard and taking a stand. And it was great to see so many people and organizations lend their support - from the Miami Police Department to Miami Heat Coach Erik Spoelstra to cities like Coral Gables that donated to Lauren’s kids.

It was such a moving experience that we’ve invited Senator Block to join us at our headquarters to share her story with our employees.

We’re excited to have even more employees join the Walk next year, and to support other causes employees care about throughout the year.

Eric DiProspero contributed to this post

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