A Lifetime Legacy Day: We Believe You

Members join at the Lifetime level to show their commitment to engage in prevention and anti-violence work to solidify and strengthen the work of the Action Alliance.


Annually, the Action Alliance gets together with Lifetime Members to celebrate their commitment to anti-violence work.This is an annual special event for Lifetime Members and their guests.

img_9203This year, our guest was Annie Clark – civil rights activist, co-founder and Executive Director of the survivor advocacy group, End Rape on Campus. She is the co-author, along with Andra Pino of We Believe You, Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out. Annie joined the Lifetime Members group to speak on her journey from survivor to activist.

In 2013, authors Annie Clark and Andrea Pino, along with others filed a federal complaint against the University of North Carolina for mishandling sexual assault reports, and the government took their case. Annie and Andrea collected stories of experiences of trauma, healing, and everyday activism.


I love the Lifetime Legacy Luncheon because it gives me a chance to be in the same room with an incredible group of committed activists. Through this event we are able to honor multiple generations and their commitment to the work to end violence. 


Being a Lifetime Legacy member keeps me connected to the community of survivors and the advocates who work on their behalf. I am inspired by Annie’s activism and her book, and grateful to be part of celebrating the voices of survivors coming forth and grateful for their efforts to seek justice on behalf of all. 





After the event, the guests enjoyed a complimentary day in the Botanical Gardens.

If you are not a lifetime member and want to join, please click here or contact Carol Olson at colson@vsdvalliance.org regarding membership or click on Join Us.


Joining the Action Alliance adds your voice to making change in Virginia. Start your membership today or call 804.377.0335. 

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