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Local Organizations Recognize April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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Across the world men and women will be wearing denim today in solidarity with victims of sexual violence. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh reports with comments from Jenny Abbott,  executive director of the Advocates of Lake County in Leadville, and Jackie de Achaval, bilingual program manager for Response, a non-profit that provides assistance for victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault within Pitkin and Western Eagle County.

Raleigh Burleigh was raised in the historic floodplanes of Satank. The Carbondale Rotary Club sponsored him as a youth ambassador to Chile the year before his graduation from Roaring Fork High School. He studied International Affairs and Journalism at the University of Colorado, Boulder then applied those studies traveling throughout South America the following year. Returning to Carbondale thereafter, Raleigh acquired an internship with KDNK News which led to the opportunity to serve as News Director from 2017 to 2019. After another trip to South America in early 2019, Raleigh Burleigh drew deeper into the confluence as Program Director at KDNK. Raleigh now serves on KDNK's board of directors and as editor of Carbondale's weekly newspaper, The Sopris Sun.