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Virgin Islands, U.S. > Charlotte Amalie > Emancipation Garden > 2016-02-16 > Noon

About The Event

On Tuesday, February 16th, Family Resource Center and Friends will present a "Rise" event to bring attention to the violence that plague females in our US Territory and around the World. This is our fourth year of participation and each year we utilize a significant space in our community to host this event. The Emancipation Garden is where persons who were once in bondage learned of their freedom. In years to come the space was used to deliver "news" of community changes. There is a bell that was tolled last year and filled the air, evoking such emotion from not only observers, but presenters as well. We aim to toll the bell, once again, alert our community, create a Rise of Escalating Revolution.

About The Organization

Family Resource Center, Inc.

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER serves victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Child Abuse and other violent crimes on St. Thomas, St. John and Water Island of the United States Virgin Islands. Our 24 hr operating agency delivers services of a wide variety at no cost to victims. We have a safehouse and also work with perpetrators of crime (separate from victims) to affect behavioral change, prevent further victimization and assist with justice for victims.

About The Organizer

Vivian St. Juste

We have served this special population for almost 34 years. Through relationships with private and public entities and with the support of businesses and individuals, we are able to remain open and available, 24 hours per day and at no cost to victims of crime; visitors or residents.

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