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Bridge of Courage
Reception & Silent Auction

Presenting the Carole Johnson Humanitarian
Award and the Bridge of Courage Award.

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WOAR Needs Your Help!

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while doing what you love?

WOAR needs social media professionals, technology
enthusiasts, and connected individuals.

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Become involved as a volunteer or intern.

Provide support to survivors and help us educate
the community.

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We are here 24 hours a day to help.

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to listen.

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Promoting Primary Prevention
to End Sexual Violence

Learn about sexual violence and how to talk to your children about violence.

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Help us to keep our services free to all survivors.

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Bridge of Courage
Reception & Silent Auction

Presenting the Carole Johnson Humanitarian
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WOAR: Philadelphia’s Only Rape Crisis Center

Women Organized Against Rape is a non-profit organization whose mission is to eliminate sexual violence through specialized treatment services, comprehensive prevention education programs, and advocacy for the rights of survivors of sexual assault.  WOAR provides free counseling for women, men, and children who have experienced sexual violence.

Working Together

Sexual violence is a complex social issue that requires a collaboration of resources, knowledge, and dedication to reduce it.  By working together, we can do it.  Meanwhile, WOAR is committed and ready – 24 hours a day – to serve the needs of survivors, to advocate on their behalf, and to provide life-saving information to our community.

Please explore our website to learn more about sexual violence and WOAR’s array of services for survivors, significant others, and the community at large.

Social Media Ambassadors Needed!

Looking for ways to give back while doing what you love?

Women Organized Against Rape is inviting social media professionals, technology enthusiasts, and connected individuals to utilize their online communities to help promote WOAR in their effort to eliminate all forms of sexual violence. You can help WOAR get the word out by incorporating our message into your social media activities. Click here to learn more and apply!

 

Get Help

If you have recently been sexually assaulted, do your best to remain calm, and know that you are not alone. Click Here For Help.

Volunteer

Make a difference in your community. Click here to volunteer with WOAR.

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WOAR Events

Survivor Clothing and Personal Care Drive

Survivor Clothing and Personal Care Drive

January 16, 2018, 9:00am - January 16, 2018, 5:00pm+15January 17, 2018, 9:00am - January 17, 2018, 5:00pmJanuary 18, 2018, 9:00am - January 18, 2018, 5:00pmJanuary 19, 2018, 9:00am - January 19, 2018, 5:00pmJanuary 20, 2018, 9:00am - January 20, 2018, 5:00pmJanuary 21, 2018, 9:00am - January 21, 2018, 5:00pmJanuary 22, 2018, 9:00am - January 22, 2018, 5:00pmJanuary 23, 2018, 9:00am - January 23, 2018, 5:00pmJanuary 24, 2018, 9:00am - January 24, 2018, 5:00pmJanuary 25, 2018, 9:00am - January 25, 2018, 5:00pmJanuary 26, 2018, 9:00am - January 26, 2018, 5:00pmJanuary 27, 2018, 9:00am - January 27, 2018, 5:00pmJanuary 28, 2018, 9:00am - January 28, 2018, 5:00pmJanuary 29, 2018, 9:00am - January 29, 2018, 5:00pmJanuary 30, 2018, 9:00am - January 30, 2018, 5:00pmJanuary 31, 2018, 9:00am - January 31, 2018, 5:00pm

WOAR
1617 JFK Boulevard Suite 800
Philadelphia, PA  19103 Map

WOAR - Women Organized Against Rape's Community Outreach Counselors are running a clothing and personal care drive in collaboration with The Salvation Army's New Day Drop-In Center which supports the victims and survivors of human trafficking here in Philadelphia, PA.

The Salvation Army is fighting human trafficking through awareness raising, training, and direct services for victims of human trafficking.

The center provides victims and survivors a safe, trauma-informed, welcoming and non-judgmental space for women suffering from sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. To learn more about The Salvation Army New Day Drop-In Center please visit pa.salvationarmy.org/greater-philadelphia/NewDay

The Donation Drive will run from January 2nd to January 31st, 2018. All donations can be dropped off at:

WOAR - Women Organized Against Rape
1617 JFK Boulevard
Suite 800
Philadelphia PA 19103
Attention: New Day Donations

Items Requested:

Winter coats
Leggings or Jeans (sizes 0-8)
Boots or sneakers
Underwear - Unused (Sizes 0-8)
Large or Small toiletries: Shampoo, Conditioner, Deodorant
Long sleeve or Short sleeve Sweatshirts or Sweaters
Blankets
Hand warmers
Scarves
Hats
Gloves

All items collected will be collected and then delivered to the Salvation Army New Day Drop-In Center.

Questions or Concerns please reach out to Jessie Segal, Community Outreach Specialist at 215-985-3315 extension 153
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Live Talks with WOAR

Live Talks with WOAR

January 17, 2018, 12:00pm - January 17, 2018, 7:00pm

WOAR
1617 JFK Boulevard Suite 800
Philadelphia, PA  19103 Map

Are you feeling excited about the new year?

No matter what your experience was or wasn't in 2017 let's get together to create a plan and set "Healthy" goals for 2018.

On this month's "Live Talks" with WOAR, we will be discussing the pitfalls of New Year’s "Resolutions" and How you can develop "Healthy" sustainable goals for all areas of your life, and set intentions for healing in 2018.

Join the WOAR team live on:

12:00PM EST on Facebook >>> www.facebook.com/woarphila/
6:00PM EST on Instagram >>> www.instagram.com/woarphila/
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PWYC - Sensitive Guys performance to benefit WOAR

PWYC - Sensitive Guys performance to benefit WOAR

January 18, 2018, 8:00pm - January 18, 2018, 9:30pm

InterAct Theatre Company
302 S. Hicks Street
Philadelphia, PA  19102 Map

Pay What You Can for our open final dress rehearsal of SENSITIVE GUYS -- a world premiere by MJ Kaufman

For this event, InterAct is partnering with Women Organized Against Rape (WOAR.org) a non-profit organization whose mission is to eliminate sexual violence through specialized treatment services, comprehensive prevention education programs, and advocacy for the rights of survivors of sexual assault.

WOAR provides free counseling for women, men, and children who have experienced sexual violence.

All proceeds for Thursday's performance will go to WOAR --
There is no ticket or reservation required.

Looking forward to seeing you there -- any questions? Contact Jason Lindner, Marketing Director at jlindner@interacttheatre.org.
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Speaker Sundays @InterAct with WOAR

Speaker Sundays @InterAct with WOAR

January 28, 2018, 2:00pm - January 28, 2018, 4:15pm+2February 4, 2018, 2:00pm - February 4, 2018, 4:15pmFebruary 11, 2018, 2:00pm - February 11, 2018, 4:15pm

InterAct Theatre Company
302 S. Hicks Street
Philadelphia, PA  19102 Map

InterAct Theatre Company & WOAR SUNDAY SPEAKER SERIES

On Sundays during the run of SENSITIVE GUYS we are presenting post-show speakers who connected with Women Organized Against Rape (Woar.org).

SUNDAY, JANUARY 28: DR. MONIQUE HOWARD - the Executive Director of Women Organized Against Rape (WOAR), the only rape crisis center in Philadelphia.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4: EMILY COX - Counselor and Special Projects Coordinator at WOAR

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11: SILVIE DROUILLARD - Community Outreach Worker with WOAR

For more information go to www.interacttheatre.org/sunday-speakers-series
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Stella & Dot Fundraiser for WOAR - Women Organized Against Rape

Stella & Dot Fundraiser for WOAR - Women Organized Against Rape

February 1, 2018, 7:00pm - February 1, 2018, 9:00pm

2 E Lancaster Ave, Ardmore, PA 19003-2205, United States Map

Come “Fall in Love with Style” at an exclusive event to support the Women Organized Against Rape (WOAR) organization.

Dina Stonberg, Development Associate, of WOAR is teaming up with Stella & Dot Associate Director and Personal Stylist, Kelly Smith, for an evening of fashion, fun, and friends.

Stella & Dot is the perfect partner for this event as its vision is of a world where STRONG WOMEN LIVE BOLD and joyful lives. Jewelry is simply Stella & Dot’s tangible expression of women knowing what they want, working for it, and inspiring each other.

On Thursday, February 1st, Kelly will demonstrate her best accessories of passion and joy by sharing Stella & Dot’s newest collection of tops, jewelry, and bags. She will highlight today’s hottest seasonal trends, everyday essentials, and Stella & Dot’s gorgeous Unique Boutique.

To celebrate and support the work of WOAR, Dr. Monique Howard (WOAR's Executive Director) will share about the organization’s mission and its unyielding impact on the Philadelphia community.

In the spirit of spreading love, 20% of sales from your purchase will be donated to WOAR - Women Organized Against Rape.

So, please come shop for yourself, shop for the ladies in your life, and be sure to bring friends along to the event!!

I have a feeling that DOING GOOD IS GOING TO LOOK SO GOOD ON YOU!

Please click here ... bit.ly/FallInLoveWithStyle
to preview the collection.

All orders placed through this link will support the “Fall in Love with Style” event.

Please contact Kelly with any questions or for consultation if you are unable to attend in person.

We look forward to seeing you!!!
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Happy Hour w/WOAR & Sensitive Guys

Happy Hour w/WOAR & Sensitive Guys

February 2, 2018, 6:30pm - February 2, 2018, 9:30pm

InterAct Theatre Company
302 S. Hicks Street
Philadelphia, PA  19102 Map

Drop in, have a drink and support WOAR, the ONLY rape crisis center in Philadelphia.

At the same time -- receive half-price tickets for Sensitive Guys by MJ Kaufman at 8 pm.

DRINK AND DO GOOD.
- 50% of the profits on drinks will go to WOAR and their mission to eliminate sexual violence through treatment, prevention education, and advocacy.

- Get $20 tickets for that evening's performance of SENSITIVE GUYS (as available) Contact us for details at boxoffice@interacttheatre.org or 215-568-8077.

Any questions, please contact Jason Lindner at Jlindner@interacttheatre.org -- looking forward to seeing you there!

WOMEN ORGANIZED AGAINST RAPE (WOAR) - (Woar.org)
WOAR is a non-profit organization in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania whose mission is to eliminate all forms of sexual violence through specialized treatment services, comprehensive prevention education programs, and advocacy for the rights of victims of sexual assault.

Founded in 1971 and incorporated in 1973 WOAR is Philadelphia’s only rape crisis center and one of the first in the nation. Over the years the organization has grown from a group of volunteers working in a small room of a hospital to an organization that touches individuals across the city.
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Women Organized Against Rape (WOAR) Speaker Symposium

Women Organized Against Rape (WOAR) Speaker Symposium

February 6, 2018, 2:00pm - February 6, 2018, 5:00pm

InterAct Theatre Company
302 S. Hicks Street
Philadelphia, PA  19102 Map

Women Organized Against Rape and InterAct Theatre present a sexual violence symposium. Speakers from Temple University and Villanova University will present on the link between 1) street harassment and rape culture and 2) rape as a vulnerability that can lead to exploitation/human trafficking. Participants will leave this workshop more knowledgeable about the risk factors associated with human trafficking and more informed about the problem and motivated to work towards solutions that shift our communities to a culture of consent.

Attendees will gain an understanding of:
• Who is most affected by street harassment, rape/sexual assault and human trafficking in Philadelphia
• Human trafficking in modern society and what it looks like in Philadelphia
• The definition of street harassment and how it fits into the spectrum of sexual violence and rape culture
• Different strategies used to interrupt street harassment
• The global movement to end street harassment

Target Population: The following people are encouraged to attend this event:
• Parents
• Educators
• Higher education
• University administrators
• College students
• Medical professionals
• Counselors
• School administrators
• Coaches
• Concerned Citizens
• Leaders of all types: Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, homeroom parents
• Early childhood development staff
• Domestic violence specialists and trauma experts

Speakers:

Nuala Cabral - is an educator, activist and award-winning filmmaker, who has taught media production, media advocacy and media literacy in high schools, colleges and community centers. Nuala's commitment to social justice informs her teaching, activism and creative practice. While earning a Master’s degree in Media Studies and Production from Temple University, Nuala co-founded a media literacy/activist project with women of color called FAAN (Fostering Activism & Alternatives Now!). In addition to her media interests, Nuala is a founding member of Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100) and active in the movement around gender based violence, street harassment and teaching consent. Currently, Nuala manages communications and youth media at the University Community Collaborative at Temple University where she oversees their award-winning youth news program, POPPYN (Presenting Our Perspective: Philly Youth News.)

Shea M. Rhodes, Esq. - has dedicated her career to combating violence against women, protecting the rights of those who are oppressed or exploited, and championing human rights. She is the statewide legal expert on Pennsylvania laws related to sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. As the Co-Founder and Director of the Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation, Ms. Rhodes works with and on behalf of victims and survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and human trafficking.

Bonus: All participants will receive a swag bag, discount code to Sensitive Guys @ Interact Theatre (for use that night) and entry into raffle for Athena device (smart jewelry that emits an alarm & messages loved ones with your location) created by ROAR for Good.

Cost: $10.00

**Proceeds will support the clients of Women Organized Against Rape (WOAR)**
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Philly Theatre Week: Happy Hour w/WOAR & Sensitive Guys

Philly Theatre Week: Happy Hour w/WOAR & Sensitive Guys

February 9, 2018, 6:30pm - February 9, 2018, 9:30pm

InterAct Theatre Company
302 S. Hicks Street
Philadelphia, PA  19102 Map

PHILLY THEATRE WEEK EVENT:

Drop in, have a drink and support WOAR, the ONLY rape crisis center in Philadelphia.

At the same time -- receive $15 tickets for Sensitive Guys by MJ Kaufman at 8 pm. As part of Theatre Philadelphia's Theatre Week!

DRINK AND DO GOOD.
- 50% of the profits on drinks will go to WOAR and their mission to eliminate sexual violence through treatment, prevention education, and advocacy.

- Get $15 tickets for that evening's performance of SENSITIVE GUYS (as available) Contact us for details at boxoffice@interacttheatre.org or 215-568-8077.

Advance tickets will also be available via Todaytix.com - check back for more information.

Any questions, please contact Jason Lindner at Jlindner@interacttheatre.org -- looking forward to seeing you there!

WOMEN ORGANIZED AGAINST RAPE (WOAR) - (Woar.org)
WOAR is a non-profit organization in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania whose mission is to eliminate all forms of sexual violence through specialized treatment services, comprehensive prevention education programs, and advocacy for the rights of victims of sexual assault.

Founded in 1971 and incorporated in 1973 WOAR is Philadelphia’s only rape crisis center and one of the first in the nation. Over the years the organization has grown from a group of volunteers working in a small room of a hospital to an organization that touches individuals across the city.
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Bridge of Courage

Bridge of Courage

April 10, 2018, 5:30pm - April 10, 2018, 8:00pm

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia
433 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA  19106 Map

Mark your calendars!!

Come and celebrate Women Organized Against Rape’s Bridge of Courage Award recipients and the NEW Carole Johnson Humanitarian Award recipient at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia on April 10th, 2018.

WOAR's Bridge of Courage event honors people committed to our mission of eliminating sexual violence in our community.

The year's Bridge of Courage event will be led by Mistress of Ceremonies and 2017 Bridge Of Courage Recipient, Ronnie Polaneczky, a journalist for 30 years, is a Metro columnist at the Daily News, where she has won numerous journalism awards for listening to the city she loves and telling its stories in ways that get to the heart of who we are.

This year WOAR will be honoring:

2018 Carole Johnson Humanitarian Award recipient:

Dr. Edna Foe, PhD

Dr. Foe is a professor at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University and director of the Center for the treatment and Study of Anxiety, is an internationally renowned authority on the psychopathology and treatment of anxiety. Her commitment to delineating etiological frameworks and targeted treatment has been highly influential. She is one of the leading experts in the areas of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and phobias.

Dr. Foa developed a therapy, prolonged exposure therapy, to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. Prolonged exposure therapy involves recounting the trauma and is for adult victims of sexual assault. The program she developed for rape victims is considered the most effective therapy for post-trauma sequelae.

2018 Bridge of Courage Award recipients:

Yasmine Mustafa and Anthony Gold

Yasmine and Anthony from ROAR for Good, created Athena, a personal alarm for women or anyone who wants some extra piece of mind-can alert friends and loved ones of your location. It is fashionable safety jewelry to help reduce assaults against people. Athena is part of ROAR's mission to help make the world a safer place, one where anyone can live their life boldly.

Shea Rhodes

Shea M. Rhodes, Esq. has dedicated her career to combating violence against women, protecting the rights of those who are oppressed or exploited, and championing human rights. She is the statewide legal expert on Pennsylvania laws related to sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. As the Co-Founder and Director of the Institute toAddress Commercial Sexual Exploitation, Ms. Rhodes works with and on behalf of victims and survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and human trafficking.

We invite you to come celebrate the men and women who have committed themselves to eliminating all forms of sexual violence.

Purchase your Bridge of Courage tickets today!

Bridge Of Courage Sponsorships is still available.
Visit bit.ly/2B4wFLw for more information on how to become a 2018 Bridge of Courage sponsor.
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