It is with shock and sadness that I write this update today. Our community has been rocked by a difficult and traumatizing situation. A member of Dancing Rabbit was arrested on 02/01/2019 on charges of sexual assault of minors.
Like any community would, Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage and the surrounding communities are struggling with this very challenging and sensitive situation. We are currently focused on doing everything we can to support everyone impacted by this issue, surrounding people with as much compassion and care as possible.
As you might imagine, this situation is extremely fluid and complicated, and we are still learning additional information. We are trying to ensure that only accurate information is shared, to avoid speculation and rumor, and to protect the well-being of all affected parties. We can understand it might be difficult to not have more details about the situation, and are grateful for your understanding that we aren’t able to provide more at this time.
Our work ahead is centered on recovery and prevention. We are taking this situation very seriously and are focused on how we can move forward as a community together. We are cooperating with the authorities, and as those systems move forward we also hope to focus on a healing, restorative process for all involved, and to come together to create a better future.
We are not yet sure how people can be helpful. Thank you again for your understanding, care, and support.
The Center for Sustainable & Cooperative Culture
at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage