1 Billion Rising Events

1 Billion Rising Cville

United States > Charlottesville > IX Art Park, 963 2nd Street, SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902 > 2017-02-14 > 06:00 pm

About The Event

Join us for an evening of music, dance and art in solidarity against the exploitation of women around the world. Come join us at IX and see Erin and the Wildfire, Lauren Hoffman , Alethea Leventhal, Charlottesville Women's Choir, participate in Nia Dance, a mindful movement,, hear from Cville Pride, University of Virginia Women's Center and many other events through the night! 1 in 3 women across the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. That’s ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. Every February, we rise – in hundreds of countries across the world – to show our local communities and the world what one billion looks like and shine a light on the rampant impunity and injustice that survivors most often face. We rise through dance to express joy and community and and celebrate the fact that we have not been defeated by this violence. We rise to show we are determined to create a new kind of consciousness – one where violence will be resisted until it is unthinkable. Food and refreshments will be available as well. THIS YEAR, WE ARE RISING IN SOLIDARITY AGAINST THE EXPLOITATION OF WOMEN. This event is sponsored by The Women's Initiative, Shelter for Help in Emergency, Planned Parenthood and Sexual Assault Resource Agency.

About The Organization

Sexual Assault Resource Agency, SARA

The mission of the Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA) is to eliminate sexual violence and its impact by providing education, advocacy and support to men, women and children. Our vision is a community free from sexual violence.

We are located in Charlottesville, Virginia, and serve residents of Charlottesville, Albemarle, Nelson, Louisa, Fluvanna and Greene. We serve anyone who has personally experienced, or cares for someone who has experienced any kind of sexual violence, including rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse, sexual molestation, incest, sex trafficking, stalking, sexual harassment or unwanted touching.
Services are provided free to all survivors, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, age, economic status, education, parenthood, physical and/or mental abilities, national origin, immigration/documentation status or any other status. Prevention Services are provided on a sliding scale, and depending on availability.

We reach approximately 550 survivors and 1,100 students each year, as well as hundreds more through our community outreach programs.

SARA is fully accredited through the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance, the only such sexual assault crisis agency in this service area, and has been providing services to the community for over 40 years.

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