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10th Annual Walk Against Rape
Date Saturday April 18
Time 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location Details
The Women's Building
3543 18th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorMelanie Pace
Walk Against Rape is an opportunity for the communities of San Francisco to come together and raise awareness about sexual assault. Statistics show that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 11 men will be raped in their lifetimes, and it is estimated that less than 20% of rapes are reported to the police. The silence and taboo around rape in our society causes survivors to feel isolated and unsupported.
Walk Against Rape is a 3.5 mile walk starting at The Women's Building at 10:00AM and culminating in a festival at 1:00PM at Potrero del Sol Park ("La Raza Park). Walkers will arrive in the park to find speakers, performances, vendors, prizes for the highest fundraisers, several community organizations who will be offering information and resources, and food and drink.
All proceeds will benefit San Francisco Women Against Rape. SFWAR, San Francisco's only community based rape crisis center, provides resources, support, advocacy and education to strengthen the work of all individuals, and communities in San Francisco that are responding to, healing from, and struggling to end sexual violence. At SFWAR, we believe that no single individual, organization, foundation, or business alone can stop the epidemic of sexual assault, but by responding as a whole community, we each bring our piece of the solution. We believe that education and community grassroots organizing are key tools to end sexual violence in our society.
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Added to the calendar on Tuesday Feb 24th, 2015 4:16 PM
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