1billion-home-indiaJoin Homer Rising

Become an ally in this effort by going to WKFL park at 3:30 on February 14th to show your support for ending violence against women and girls. It is one day to stand up and say, “we, as a culture, will no longer accept or ignore these statistics. This violence against our mothers, sisters, lovers, daughters, and friends- it must stop!”

When is Homer Rising?

Homer is also Rising! A group of local youth and adults are organizing Homer Rising; an event for filling hearts with empowerment and release. Homer Rising is on Valentine’s Day at 3:30pm at WKFL Park on the corner of Pioneer Ave. and Heath St.. All races, sexual orientation, genders, ages, class, religions are encouraged to join in this celebration. Show your support by wearing black and red. Risers for justice can be a part of an outlet for collaborative release, spoken word, drumming and dancing.
Homer will be Rising in numerous ways in addition to the Valentines Day celebration. A community meditation session will be held from 4-5:15 at Many Rivers, followed by a 6pm Langar meal free to the public at the Art Barn. Schools are involved. Local restaurants and community members are donating to the effort.

Why are we Rising?

“1 in 3 women will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. That is one billion women.” Source The purpose of One Billion Rising is to end violence against women and girls. This is a universal awareness celebration for female survivors of violence and those who love them to gather and share in our demand for justice. On Valentine’s Day, locations around the world will be sharing this experience. In 2013; 207 countries broke the silence where violence thrives.

There are so many individual reasons to Rise. Each person, community, country has their own reasons for Rising. Just one reason for Rising is February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness month. What is your reason for joining Homer Rising? Not sure? Check out: www.onebillionrising.org

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