The Island Packet - Sexual assault: What kind of village will we choose to be?

In the movie “Spotlight,” Mitchell Garabedian, a Boston attorney, made the profound statement: “If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a village to abuse one.” Garabedian’s statement calls us to task as a community — speaking to our collective moral and ethical responsibility to protect children from abuse. Recent articles and columns have shed light on the issues of sexual assault, which begs the question: What kind of village will we choose to be? While it’s easier to demand more from our Solicitor’s Office, we must go further and demand more from each other. Here’s the reality: The jury that is made up of community members like you and me are the ones tasked with the responsibil

The Island News - Hopeful Horizons Honors Women

Hopeful Horizons honors women Published on May 25, 2017 By, The Island News Hopeful Horizons joined with the community on May 13 to honor women who have made a difference in the lives of others. “This community event is a reminder that we are stronger when we empower one another,” said Kristin Dubrowski, COO of Hopeful Horizons. “Lilies on the River is a powerful annual event that honors women who have given so much to others.” “Every year at this event I am reminded of the amazing impact one voice can make,” said Shauw Chin Capps, CEO of Hopeful Horizons. “Together, we are a collective voice that can end abuse and change lives.” For every $15 tax deductible donation that was given, a lily w

The Island Packet - Why lilies were set afloat this weekend in Port Royal Sound

Why lilies were set afloat this weekend in Port Royal Sound POSTED BY KELLY DAVIS kdavis@islandpacket.com Dozens of lilies were set afloat Saturday on Port Royal Sound to honor area women who have helped others with domestic violence, child abuse or sexual assault, as well as survivors of those crimes. The lilies were placed in the water at the Port Royal Sound Foundation Maritime Center in Okatie during the 13th Lilies on the River event organized by Hopeful Horizons, an advocacy organization. “This community event is a reminder that we are stronger when we empower one another,” said Kristin Dubrowski, chief operating officer of Hopeful Horizons, in a news release. Lilies are a symbol of ho

Hopeful Horizons Honors Women in Our Community

On Saturday, May 13th, Hopeful Horizons joined with the community to honor women who have made a difference in the lives of others. Mothers, sisters, friends, mentors and so many more were recognized by the people they have inspired. “This community event is a reminder that we are stronger when we empower one another,” said Kristin Dubrowski, COO of Hopeful Horizons. “Lilies on the River is a powerful annual event that honors women who have given so much to others.” “Every year at this event I am reminded of the amazing impact one voice can make,” said Shauw Chin Capps, CEO of Hopeful Horizons. “Together, we are a collective voice that can end abuse and change lives.” For every $15 tax deduc

The Island Packet - Ex-wife of the DC sniper comes to Bluffton to ask just one question

Ex-wife of the DC sniper comes to Bluffton to ask just one question BY LIZ FARRELL lfarrell@islandpacket.com Mildred Muhammad gestured to an ottoman in front of the small couch in her Bluffton hotel suite Friday afternoon. “Put your feet up,” she said. I hesitated. “Put your feet up,” she smiled. “OK,” I told her, “but you have to do it too.” I stuck my legs out straight in front of me. She sat down, sat back and did the same. Then we looked at each other and laughed as if we already knew each other. And in a way we did. Or rather, I knew her. Muhammad is the ex-wife of John Muhammad, the man known as “the D.C. sniper.” In October 2002, John terrorized the Washington, D.C., area, and was cau

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