Redding, California –One SAFE Place announced today that the guest speaker at their Fall banquet on October 20th is Michelle Knight, the first of the three women abducted by notorious Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro. Knight was a young single mother when she was kidnapped by Castro, a local school bus driver. For more than a decade afterward, she endured unimaginable torture at the hands of her abductor. In 2003, Amanda Berry joined her in captivity, followed by Gina DeJesus in 2004. Their escape on May 6, 2013, made headlines around the world.
During her interview, based on her book, Finding Me, Michelle Knight reveals the heartbreaking details of her story, including the thoughts and prayers that helped her find courage to endure her unimaginable circumstances and build a life worth living. By sharing both her past and her efforts to create a future, Knight becomes a voice for the voiceless and a powerful symbol of hope for the thousands of children and young adults who go missing every year.
“We are excited to have Michelle visit Redding and for the opportunity for us to hear her share her inner strength and capacity for hope that has helped her rebuild her life. Please join us as Michelle offers up hope and healing for an inspirational evening,” said Angela Jones, Interim Executive Director. “Her profound life experience will provide evidence that survivors can be stronger than they would ever imagine.”
The event is scheduled for Thursday, October 20th at the Win River Resort and Casino. Doors open at 5:30 pm and dinner is served at 6:00 pm. Tickets are $50.00 per person or $500.00 for a hosted table for ten. Call (530) 244-0118 x 209 for more information or visit www.ospshasta.org to become a sponsor, purchase a table and make a reservation. Funding for the event is provided in part by the Northern California Region III S.A.F.E. Program.
The vision of One SAFE Place is a community free of domestic and sexual abuse, and we work to provide intervention and safety to those affected by domestic and sexual abuse. One Safe Place offers emergency shelter and co-locates a variety of other services at our Client Service Center through a multi-disciplinary team of professionals, offering help for victims of all forms of family violence, child abuse and elder abuse.
Contact: Angela Jones, Interim Executive Director
(530) 244-4767 x 205