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    Santa Paula One Billion Rising and Clothesline Project

    Santa Paula One Billion Rising and Clothesline Project

    Universalist Unitarian Church of Santa Paula 





    Santa Paula celebrates its Sixth One Billion Rising event Saturday, February 16 from 11AM to 2 PM, at Las Piedras Park, 13th Street and Saticoy Street in Santa Paula. This year, we welcome the Clothesline Project as part of our One Billion Rising event. We will also have our Resource Fair and Healing Corridor. The event is free and open to all community members.

    One Billion Rising is a global movement to raise awareness about gender-based violence and to rise up against it. This event will bring together and highlight resources and organizations in our community supporting survivors of violence. Organizations participating include the Coalition for Family Harmony, One Step a la Vez, the District Attorney’s Office, Diversity Collective Ventura County, Lideres Campesinas, MICOP, Pode Popular, Promotoras y Promotores Foundation, Proyecto Esperanza, Santa
    Paula West’s Pride Clinic, Interface, the United Farm Workers Foundation and the Welcoming Congregation of the Universalist Unitarian Church of Santa Paula.

    The Clothesline Project is a creative show of support and visibility for survivors of rape, sexual assault and violence. Its mission is to educate the community that violence is a problem everywhere, help is available, and there is hope and path to healing. The Clothesline Project aims to break the silence about violence in our communities. The Healing Corridor is organized by committee member and Massage Therapist Pamela Fuller with body workers for participants to experience healing arts.

    One Billion Rising is a global movement to end violence against women and girls and other vulnerable communities. United Nations statistics show that globally, one out of three women will be beaten or raped in her lifetime. Because one out of three women in the world is roughly a billion people, One Billion Rising happens annually around February 14th all over the world in an effort to have numbers equal to those affected by violence rise and stand against it. It is a gathering to decry violence, empower women, and work for changeOne out of three means that we all know someone, perhaps even ourselves, who have or will experience violence. We can’t undo what has happened but by coming together to work for change, we do have the power to change the future.

    The Sixth One Billion Rising is organized by the One Billion Rising Planning Committee consisting of local clergy and community partners. It is sponsored by the Santa Paula Ministerial Association, the Coalition for Family Harmony, One Step a la Vez and others.

    All are invited! For more information, call Sandy Gómez at 805-983-6014 (ext. 1114) or email [email protected]

    Photo Credit – The Clothesline Project

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