Survivors Rising Announces Upcoming Events for Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Domestic Violence Awareness Month is in October and Survivors Rising (survivorsrising.org) is planning several events.
The month will kick off with a Women’s Fund Giving Circle Friend-Raiser event on October 5th from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. It will be held at Vino Mas at 14450 Eagle Run Drive in Omaha. There will food, wine tasting, music and a brief presentation about Survivors Rising. The purpose of the event is to introduce Survivors Rising to the community and promote awareness of intimate partner violence.
The second event will be the Survivors Rising Second Annual 5K Walk/Run. It will be held on October 14th at 9:00 a.m. at Millers Landing in Omaha. Registration will open August 1st and can be completed at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/survivors-rising-2nd-annual-domestic-violence-awareness-5k-walkrun-tickets-35922956530.
The purpose of Domestic Violence Awareness Month is to: *Mourn those who have died because of domestic violence; *Celebrate those who have survived; and *Connect those who work to end violence. More activities will be forthcoming for Domestic Violence Awareness Month from Survivors Rising and other programs. Follow them on Facebook or check out their website for updates!
Survivors Rising is dedicated to advocacy, education, and support for survivors of intimate partner violence. The local organization’s mission is to ensure that the survivor voice is represented in legislation and in the community and that offenders are held accountable. Programs include: speakers bureau, education & training, legislative and policy advocacy, and survivor engagement to promote system change and safety in our community.