Mother, philanthropist, feminist and entrepreneur Amber Rose announced on Wednesday the official date for her second SlutWalk Los Angeles: October 1st, 2016 in Downtown L.A.
Her non-profit foundation also launched a CrowdRise campaign at CrowdRise.com/SlutWalkLA in hopes of making the event even bigger than her first successful SlutWalk Los Angeles, last October.
The Amber Rose Foundations goal is also to expand this event dedicated to womens empowerment and fighting against victim blaming to other cities across the globe. Additional sponsors devoted to supporting women will be announced soon.
“As you can see in the news every day, from sexist remarks on the campaign trail to sick sexual abuse in schools and corporations, the fight against f*cked up, unacceptable behavior is really just beginning.” said Amber Rose.
Last year thousands came out to support women facing these problems every day and to say loud and clear, My Clothes Are Not My Consent!
SlutWalk Los Angeles will be hosted by The Amber Rose Foundation, a non-profit organization Amber Rose started to support her core mission of uplifting, empowering, and enhancing the platform of women around the world. The money raised from donations will be used to bring this event to life with on-site services such as HIV testing, counseling, sexual awareness booths, food and merchandise vendors and a host of other services. But most importantly, donations will support the foundation and organizations across the country of women who have been subject to slut shaming, sexual assault, and even rape.
The 2015 SlutWalk Los Angeles was wildly successful, becoming a top news story internationally and garnering 60 million impressions. Many people learned about the SlutWalk movement for the first time during this event including signature slogans such as My Clothes Are Not My Consent and My Pussy, My Choice.
Amber Rose also made news by publicly sharing her personal story of slut shaming she experienced for the first time on stagea moment that left her, and most of the crowd, both in tears and inspired. The October 2016 event will expand to include more entertainment and special guest speakers, a fashion show, art installations, and more counseling and education opportunities.
Of course, the days center piece is still the slutwalk itself, modeled after the global movement that originated in Toronto in 2011 after a police officer told a group of college women that if they wanted to avoid being sexually assaulted, they shouldn’t dress like “sluts”. This statement sparked an outrage that lead to a full attack against victim blaming, sexual violence and gender inequality. In Los Angeles, women and their supporters will be invited to march and speak out to kick off the days events.
WHAT: SlutWalk Los Angeles
WHEN: October 1st, 2016
WHERE: Downtown Los Angeles
TICKETS: Presale tickets available at amberroseslutwalk.com
Potential sponsors and entertainers contact Amber Rose SlutWalk here.
About The Amber Rose Foundation: The Amber Rose Foundation made a conscience effort to generate awareness and create a movement designed around change where victims of gender inequality and derogatory labeling will not only share their struggles but also unite as one. The term Slut for many has a strong negative connotation associated with it. The objective of this movement is to put an end to those negative stereotypes tied to the word: sexual violence, gender inequality, derogatory labeling and victim blaming. This is a personal mission of Ambers to help create awareness of these issues through this movement of change. Learn more at http://www.theamberrose.org
About CrowdRise: CrowdRise is the worlds largest and fastest growing online platform dedicated exclusively to charitable fundraising. CrowdRise is used by millions of individuals, tens of thousands of charities, hundreds of companies and many of the most famous artists and athletes in the world to creatively leverage their resources and networks to unlock the power of the crowd and raise hundreds of millions of dollars to support positive social missions.
Founded by actor Edward Norton, film producer Shauna Robertson and Robert and Jeffrey Wolfe, CrowdRise has con- ceived, implemented and powered campaigns that have raised over $300 million to date. For more information visit www. CrowdRise.com.