Homesafe along with Octavia Yates, Teen Coordinator at the Ashtabula County YMCA and G.O. Community Development Corp., will be hosting a community event, BREAK THE SILENCE—ONE BILLON RISING. A call to action to bring attention to the escalation of violence and exploitation of women. On Tuesday, February 28 at 5pm in the G.O. gym, we call everyone to take action in our local community. To use dance as a form of protest that takes place in our community with other activists, with people of all abilities, demanding justice and systematic changes against violence. Join us to rise up together for change and equality.
The One Billion Rising 2017 Campaign means we are rising in solidarity against the exploitation of women. 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.
Breaking the Silence: Risings are community led and determined events. Communities gather together to witness the power of holding space for testimonials, determined to make sure no other girl has to endure that type of violence in her community again.
We invite men and boys to support the call to end violence against women and girls, reminding their communities that this is not only a women’s issue and that its impact can be felt by pledging to live in a non-violent community together.
Please join us Tuesday, February 28 at 5PM to listen to inspirational speakers, learn about community services available to help, and dance to rise together for change in our community.
Homesafe, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit community agency, committed to breaking the cycle of violence in Ashtabula County and its surrounding areas through the provision of emergency and non-emergency services. Our mission is to assure greater awareness of the problems of domestic violence and abuse through the education and empowerment of individuals, families, and the community.