Rise Together for Safety and Justice will hold five Walks from Sunday September 19th through Monday, September 27th.
The Walks are organized by and benefit the Elizabeth Freeman Center.
Schedule of Walks:
Sunday, September 19th
Start at 12:00 pm at Field Park, intersection of North, South and Main Streets, Williamstown, MA.
Monday, Sept. 20th
Start at 5:30 pm at intersection of Main and Holden Streets, North Adams, MA
Tuesday, September 21st
Start at 5:30 pm at Persip Park, intersection of North St. and Columbus Ave., Pittsfield, MA
Wednesday, Sept. 22nd
Start at 5:30 pm at Town Hall, Great Barrington, MA
All walks approximately one mile or less long.
The Rise Together for Safety and Justice reflects a new focus for EFC after years of hosting the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes events.
Here is what organizers have to say:
“For the past ten years Elizabeth Freeman Center (EFC) organized an annual campaign every third Thursday of September called “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.” This event grew to be our biggest event, both in fundraising and also, as importantly, in friend-raising, to build a community movement to end domestic, dating and sexual violence.
Moving forward, we wanted to create a new event that best represents our values and our community.
Rise Together for Safety and Justice
We are excited to launch Rise Together for Safety and Justice! These last 18 months in the pandemic have been difficult, but we Rise Together, as a community because all of us deserve safety and justice. This year, as we remain vigilant with COVID precautions, we will have walks in North Adams, Williamstown, Pittsfield, Lee, and Great Barrington in September. Please join us.
- Rise Together with us between Friday, September 17th, and Thursday, September 30th (Click HERE for the schedule of socially distanced planned walks and suggested routes);
- Register HERE and help us raise funds with your family, coworkers and friends;
- Donate HERE so that we can raise the funds that we desperately need to address and prevent domestic, dating, and sexual violence;
- Spread the word that EFC is here, open and ready to help;
- Take photos and videos about why you rise and share on social media with #WhyWeRise and #RiseTogether to join Elizabeth Freeman Center in spreading awareness about sexual and domestic violence in Berkshire County. We’re on Facebook and Instagram.“
To learn more about the Elizabeth Freeman Center and the work they do visit : https://www.elizabethfreemancenter.org/