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We Rising – Greensboro 2017

United States > Greensboro > 2200C East Market Street, Greensboro NC 27401 > 2017-02-18 > 1:00 pm

About The Event

Join us for Move & Dance! In Solidarity of Women. As a Women Empowering Women (WE) Event - we're inviting all community organizations, individuals, and groups to join hands against exploitation of girls and women. We will speak-out, recite poetry, dance and release red, purple and pink balloons in solidarity. Come and learn about agencies who can assist those who need additional help in the Guilford County area. The event is FREE and family friendly. We've marched, so now let's dance! Learn how and groove to "Break the Chain", the choreographed dance by Debbie Allen for awareness in the fastest escalating global campaign. Move & Dance! will be taped and photographed in hopes to spread awareness to Billions! Be apart of something international! It is time for our community to come together and rise. We can't do this without you! Don't forget to RSVP and bring your dancing shoes! The event will include DJ, refreshments, and plenty of motivation. We can't wait to see you there!

About The Organization

Sherri Denese Jackson Foundation for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, Inc.

On June 26, 2008, Portia Shipman founded The Sherri Denese Jackson Foundation for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, Inc. (SDJF) along with her twin daughters, Terri Johnson and Torri Johnson.

Sherri Denese Jackson was a beautiful young woman who found herself a victim of domestic violence with seemingly nowhere to go for help. Too embarrassed about being with an abusive boyfriend, DeCarlo Bennett, and too ashamed to ask for help, Sherri attempted to leave on her own. In late 2006, Jackson filed for an order of protection against Bennett. Decarlo then began stalking Sherri and ultimately took her life. For 19 months, Sherri’s body remained hidden until Bennett was summons to disclose it's location as part of a plea bargain with the District Attorney’s office.

On June 26, 2008 at about 1:30 pm, Bennett led authorities to Sherri Jackson’s remains in the backyard of his mother’s home. Sherri Denese Jackson was only 27 years old at the time her life was unfairly and brutally cut short. On July 7, 2008, Sherri’s body was finally put to rest in her hometown of Morganton, NC.

Decarlo Bennett was convicted of second degree murder and was sentenced to only 13 years in prison.

Mrs. Clara Jackson, Sherri’s mother, requested that a foundation be established in the hopes that no mother would have to feel the pain of losing their daughter so violently, and that no woman would have to suffer the same terrible fate that befell Sherri.

Portia Shipman founded the Sherri Denese Jackson for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, Inc. (SDJF) in 2008 to help victims of domestic abuse reclaim their lives by breaking free from domestic abuse and educating the community in hopes to save lives. Since then, the Sherri Denese Jackson Foundation has expanded its vision and goals. They have had hundreds of people participate in their programs and have reached thousands through public awareness campaigns, as well as through their website. SDJFNC.org

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