Upcoming Events

Riverview Center Evening of Light - Featuring Keynote Speaker Michelle Knight

Thank you to all our sponsors and to everyone who participated in our Evening of Light online auction you helped raise over $55,000 to support survivors of sexual and domestic violence in our community!

Please mark your calendars for Riverview Center’s Evening of Light Gala 2021 featuring Michelle Knight on April 21st (Cedar Falls and Cedar Rapids) and April 22nd (Dubuque).

Keynote Speaker Michelle Knight

Michelle is one of three women who escaped after 11 years of captivity, torture and abuse by her abductor, Ariel Castro, in the Cleveland, Ohio kidnappings.

Michelle speaks openly about her experiences, sharing her empowering story to reclaim her life. Knight is an international and New York Times best-selling author. Her first memoir of the Cleveland Kidnappings, Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, A Life Reclaimed, provides insights to readers about her captivity inside Ariel Castro’s home as well as her tumultuous childhood. Her new book about her life after escape, Life After Darkness: Finding Healing and Happiness After the Cleveland Kidnappings, shares her inspiring journey to find friendship, healing, happiness and her life’s purpose of advocating for victims of trauma and abuse. Knight and her story have been featured on 20/20, Dr. Phil, The Today Show, Anderson Cooper 360, CNN, USA Today, Newsweek and People, among others.

Join us to hear Michelle’s incredible story of heroism, survival, and healing.

All proceeds benefit Riverview Center, providing 100% free and confidential services for survivors of sexual and domestic violence.