Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October is an internationally recognized time to spread knowledge about the issue of domestic violence and support survivors on their journeys towards healthier futures. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to connect with our advocacy community and build momentum around the issue.
Interested in participating in our “I AM AGAINST VIOLENCE” campaign? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a time to have your photo taken with our signs.
If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−SAFE (7233).
Go Purple Day
As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in 2015, Gibney Dance was thrilled to partner with the Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence for Go Purple Day! With help from Dance/NYC, we mobilized the dance community to take a a stand against violence and raise awareness of this issue through a large-scale movement event at Bronx Community College on October 15.
The Gladys Ricart and Victims of Domestic Violence Memorial Walk/Brides’ March is an annual event which was started in New York City in 2001 to remember Gladys Ricart, a Dominican woman from Washington Heights, who was murdered in New Jersey on September 26, 1999, by her abusive former boyfriend on the day she was to wed her fiancé.
Gibney Dance Community Action is proud to participate in the annual Brides’ March in Harlem. Join us this year on Saturday, September 26 to stand up against Domestic Violence, and see Sanctuary for Families Mentor Sandra Manick perform Here to Tell: One woman’s story of moving from struggle to survival at the Closing Ceremony at Hostos Community College.
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
November 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. From domestic violence shelters to the Brooklyn Bridge, we are continuously dancing against violence at Gibney Dance. For more information check out the United Nations UNiTE To End Violence Against Women Campaign, and watch the video we made with Associate Artistic Director Amy Miller as part of the 2015 campaign.
Denim Day is a campaign created by Peace Over Violence as part of Sexual Violence Awareness Month. Wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault. In this rape prevention education campaign we ask community members, elected officials, businesses, and students to make a social statement with their fashion by wearing jeans on this day as a visible means of protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual assault.
Gibney Dance was excited to participate in the 2015 Denim Day rally held on the steps of City Hall in New York City. Join us next year in support of Sexual Violence Awareness Month!
Rhode Island School of Design
Gibney Dance Community Action was excited to host a talented group of RISD students at 280 Broadway from March 24 – 26, 2015!
Rhode Island School of Design’s Alternative Spring Break program (RISD ASB) connects students with organizations focused on social issues. This year’s program focused on domestic violence, and we were delighted to be selected as their main partner. We collaboratively decided that the students would create a sculpture to represent the power of movement and the strength of survivors, inspired by Gibney Dance Community Action.