About The Event
One Billion Rising 2017 will be at the Akalat in La Push, WA. We have been practicing the dance for Break the Chain. Tribal Community departments are participating, along with youth programs from the nearby town of Forks, and the nearby domestic violence prevention programs. Folks will be welcomed at the door and will receive a tshirt upon sign in. Our event will open with a Tribal song/Prayer, then we will dance to Break the Chain. Tribal Council has been invited to speak, along with the director from a nearby program, and Board member from Washington State Tribal Domestic Violence Prevention Coalition. Several men in our community will BBQ lunch, and after a traditional song, we will eat and speakers will be welcomed to say a few words on the open mic. Finally, we will close with a love song/prayer and traditional dance, and dance to Break the Chain one more time. Our posters are beautiful, with enhancements to the One Billion Rising logo done by local Quileute Artist.
About The Organization
We are the Quileute Tribe's New Beginnings program, located in la Push WA. New Beginnings goals are to implement a community intervention project, expand and enhance the Quileute Community Advocacy Project, and develop a Quileute Public Awareness campaign on the topics of domestic violence and sexual assault. Our team (Program Manager, Advocate, Prevention Specialist, Cultural Advocate) is working with and our Teen Center Staff, Youth Coordinators, and community volunteers for our upcoming One Billion Rising on Feb. 9, 2017.
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