San Francisco's 7th Annual Walk Against Rape
Welcome to the 7th Annual Walk Against Rape!
Walk Against Rape is an opportunity for the communities of San Francisco’s Bay Area to come together and raise awareness around 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% or rapes are reported to the police. The silence and taboo around rape in our society cause survivors to feel isolated and unsupported. The goal of Walk Against Rape is to empower survivors, their friends, families and supporters, to break that silence by walking together on the streets against rape, and declare that San Francisco will not tolerate sexual violence.
As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Walk Against Rape will be held on Saturday April 28, 2012. Walk Against Rape is a 3.5 mile (5.6k) walk starting at The Women’s Building 10am and culminating in a rally at noon in La Raza/Potrero del Sol Park. Walkers will arrive in the park to find a festival with speakers, performances, the Clothesline Project on display, prizes for the highest fundraisers, several community organizations who will be offering information and resources, and food and drinks. Walkers interested in participating can register through this page and begin to collect donations from their friends and family.
Fundraising is Easy
The average amount raised by walkers is $260. In 2011 a single walker raised over $1,700 online, and top fundraiser team raised over $2,000! If you start your fundraising process now, raising money will be a walk in the park!
All proceeds will benefit San Francisco Women Against Rape.
Walk Against Rape:
- Raises awareness about sexual violence.
- Provides a space for survivors of sexual violence to heal and celebrate their survival.
- Educates communities about the resources available in the aftermath of an assault.
- Raises money for San Francisco's only community based rape crisis center.
- Create a culture that says NO! to sexual violence in our communities.
- Makes visible what has historically been silenced and invisible.
We hope to see you there!
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.