United Way One Billion Rising RallyFebruary 14, 2017
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
We will have a group dance then walk the campus green to bring awareness to the fact that 1 in 3 persons across the planet will be beaten or raped during their lifetime. That’s ONE BILLION women, men, girls and boys. Every February, thousands of Risings take place in hundreds of countries across the world and within local communities – to show the world what one billion looks like and shine a light on the injustice that survivors of various forms of violence face. There will be information tables around the area by the Bell Tower where attendees can get information from local agencies that provide services related to this issue. Hot dogs and drinks will be provided for attendees. At noon, prior to the dance and walk, we will have a program where local dignitaries and survivors of domestic violence will speak. We are partnering with the University of Arkansas Fort Smith and the Donald W. Reynolds Crisis Intervention Center for this event.
Event Location and Contact Information:
University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Bell Tower
5210 Grand Ave.
Fort Smith, Arkansas