About The Event
Join us as we rise for all survivors of gender violence. Let’s revolutionize our world!
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 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.
It’s time to break the silence and break the chain. Pass the word that Juneau is Rising on February 13th at 12:00 noon at Marine Park and then Rockwell. Wear your RED or PINK and show up to show support!
About The Organizer
Freda Westman works as a Program Coordinator 1 with the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in Juneau, Alaska since November 2011. She previously worked in a domestic violence and sexual assault shelter as a program director for close to 10 years. Freda made a career in human resource management and then came back to work in the field of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Freda served on non-profit and professional society boards and as a public member on the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault and currently holds the office of Grand President for the Alaska Native Sisterhood, is a board member on the statewide Girls on the Run steering committee, and does work on race in Juneau with a grassroots group.
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