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What's on in 2015?
Survivors' Network 'Break the Silence' Open Space
A forum for survivors, health professionals, teachers, journalists, police, supporters and anyone with a desire to help in addressing sexual violence to come together. The Open Space format will put participants in the driving seat, letting you take control, collaborate and answer the question ‘How do we address sexual violence in the next 25 years?
When: Friday 20th November 10am-4pm
Where: The Basement, 24 Kensington St, Brighton BN1 4AJ
Cost: Free (booking essential)
More information: click here
Survivors' Network 25th Anniversary
Featuring fundraising firewalkers, a choral performance, a young people's art exhibition and stand up poetry, this is your chance to come and help Survivors' Network mark 25 years of supporting survivors in Sussex.
When: 21st November 3pm - 7pm
Where: Jubilee Square, Brighton
More information: click here
Talking Stalking awareness raising event will commemorate the 3rd Anniversary of the Stalking Law Reform with the launch of an anthology of creative writing, written by survivors and professionals drawing on their experiences of stalking. The aim of this event is to bring agencies, professionals and survivors in the community together to continue challenging the devastating nature of stalking and to identify ways of improving outcomes and partnership work. This social event has been organised in partnership between Veritas Justice CIC, Writing for Recovery and University of Brighton, and kindly supported by The High Sheriff of East Sussex, Juliet Smith, Brighton and Hove City Council and East Sussex County Council.
We are hoping to get some media coverage of the event to help with raising awareness. The event is for both Brighton and Hove and East Sussex, and is held on the 25th November, the UN International Day for the elimination of violence against women, white ribbon day and the 3rd anniversary of the stalking law reform.
This event is invitation only.
For more information on Veritas Justice click here
25th November is the UN International Day to End Violence Against Women and Girls.
RISE will be collecting pennies and pounds all day at Asda in Brighton Marina.
A Bucket Shake not only raises money but is also vital in letting survivors of abuse and violence know where to come for help. For some, the supermarket may be the one place they are ‘allowed’ to go by themselves.
The Bucket Shake is only possible with the help of willing volunteers. Shifts are flexible so if you would like to take part please contact us.
If you would like to host a collecting box at your work or local community venue for the 16 Days contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Asda Brighton Marina
When: Wednesday 25th November
Brighton Women's Centre Fundraiser
Celebrate and support this precious local resource which has been empowering women since 1974
A variety evening of music, comedy and spoken word
When: Thursday 26th November at 7.30pm
Where: St George's Church, Kemptown
Cost: £8 (£5 concession rate) tickets available on the door and via Eventbrite click here
More information about BWC: http://www.womenscentre.org.uk/
Facebook /BrightonWomensCentre and twitter @BTNWomensCentre
RISE Living Library
Life doesn't always go according to plan and any one of us can find our lives affected by domestic abuse. Volunteer Living Books will make themselves available to be ‘borrowed’ by members of the public for open conversation about their lives and experiences.
What is the RISE Living Library?
The RISE Living Library started in 2010. Developed to promote dialogue, reduce prejudice and encourage understanding about domestic abuse the simple format creates an opportunity to speak to survivors and those who work to support people affected by domestic abuse.
Living Books include survivors, refuge workers, the police and others speaking one on one with interested members of the community. Each ‘reading’ lasts up to 15 minutes.
RISE Living Library has been described by readers as ‘beautiful, inspirational and moving’.
“I was just passing and didn't have the time to build up expectations. It didn't matter. It is so inspirational and beautiful. I feel grateful people wanted to share their experiences.”
“Great to really put the person into the story. I really loved it!”
When: 26th Nov 2-5pm, 3rd Dec 2-5pm
Where: Jubilee Library, Brighton, Lewes Library
For more information click here
Stick It On
Are you ready for your 15 minutes of fame?!
Join the RISE Stick it On Fundraiser.
1. Bring your friends.
2. Choose your favourite tunes.
3. Be the DJ for 15 minutes.
4. Rock the House!
There’s no night like a Stick It On night. It is a fundraiser for RISE so we recommend a donation of £5. Pay more, or less, just join in for a fab night out.
Where: The Joker Preston Circus, Brighton
Where: Friday 27th November
For more information or to DJ, contact email@example.com
Film Nights Dukes@Komedia
Monday 30th November Gaslight
Sunday 6th December The Color Purple
To mark 16 Days, Dukes at Komedia are hosting special screenings of key films featuring forgotten elements of violence against women and girls.
Monday 30th November
A wonderful and frightening film from which we gained the term ‘gaslighting. It describes a form of psychological abuse in which the victim is gradually manipulatedinto doubting their own sanity.
Sunday 6th December
The Color Purple
Whoopi Goldberg stars in this film adaptation of Alice Walker’s seminal work. A must see for all film fans and a stark depiction of the historical struggles of African American women.
See the Komedia website for times and booking details
End Sexual Violence and Harassment & Demand a Safer Brighton.
Reclaim Brighton and demand your right to live without fear of sexual harassment and sexual violence.We aren't just here to reclaim one night. We're here to fight for our safety every day and night of every week of every month of every year. The march will end with a social gathering, with performances and talks, so if you are unable to join us on the street, please do come along later in the evening. Both the march and social gathering are free to attend. We invite you to join us on the march. Bring your banners and your voices.
Follow @ReclaimBrighton on Twitter for live updates on the march.
For more information click here.
4th December 2015
Meeting at The Level at 6:00pm (March starts at 6:30pm) followed by talks and performances from 8pm-10pm at The Synergie Centre, 78 West Street, Brighton
All genders welcome
Charity Chuckle- Stand Up to End Violence Against Women
The award-winning Charity Chuckle Christmas fundraiser is a must on your seasonal calendar. Raising funds for RISE and Survivors Network, join headliner Angela Barnes along with top comedians Harriet Kemsley, Suzy Bennett, Sam Savage, Louise Raey Beaumont, Jane Postlethwaite and very special guests.
Winner BBC New Comedy Award 2011, Mock the Week, Stand Up for the Week, Newsjack R4
“Brilliantly funny” Sarah Millican
“She’s just a gloriously down-to-earth, straight talking and extremely funny comic” The Guardian
Where: Brighton Komedia
When: Tuesday 8th December 2015
Tickets: will be released shortly. BOOK ONLINE or phone Komedia Box Office, tel: 0845 293 8480.
RISE Carol Concert
Songs of Hearth and Heaven
Domestic abuse robs people of their voices and their song, the RISE up singing choir gives it back.
The RISE up singing choir is drawn from the RISE family of service users, staff and supporters. Led by renowned musical director, Kirsty Martin, join RISE for a beautiful celebration of winter folk carols.
Book your tickets via the RISE website. Click here.
Where: St Bartholomew’s Church, Brighton. 7.30pm – 8.30pm
When: Friday, December 11th
Cost: Adults £10 including mulled wine and mince pies.
Children (U16) FREE