The Springfield community is coming together on September 14th in solidarity to further support and process the eradicating of sexual assault and harassment in all its forms. This rally will be a space dedicated to conversations on the impact and pervasiveness of sexual violence, and action to eliminate this issue for both men and women. Our goals are awareness, community, and action.
Today in our country- 1/6 women and 1/33 men will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime. We also recognize that these numbers are disproportionately higher for the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities, and racial minorities. Because of this, this event is meant to be inclusive to all people and communities including: people of color, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities, and all religious-affiliated people/groups. We also welcome all advocacy organizations, all community leaders, and all community members to come and participate.
This rally will be bipartisan, and family/pet-friendly. It will include music, spoken word, shared stories of hope, a community for sexual assault survivors, a “What Were You Wearing?” exhibit, a self-defense demo, and speakers. Signs are welcome!
This rally is meant to show solidarity with the #metoo survivors of the Springfield, MO area. This is not intended to be dismissive of any other group, organization, community, or anyone else that works with helping survivors of sexual abuse.