Humber College’s First Year Experience (FYE), support group, will host an event to raise awareness and give support to women who are victims of domestic violence.
Senior mentor Mangaldai Outar, 43, said she has witnessed domestic violence acts many times and hope those affected would get help.
“I want people to be aware so that they will know how to handle it,” said Outar. “I will continue fighting against it”.
Outar and other FYE representatives and volunteers will join a 1 Billion Rising For Justice campaign. The global campaign calls for those affected by domestic violence to break the silence in the form of art, dance, marches, ritual, song, poetry, testimonies and whatever way participants feels right.
FYE mentor and event organizer Giselle Hererra, 25, will host a dance event in Room NX111 at the North campus on Friday, Feb. 14 from 12 – 3 p.m.
“There will be a photobooth where people will be able to take a photograph with their reason to rise,” said Hererra. “At 12:30 we will have a zumba dance instructor who will teach us to dance and shake the world against domestic violence.”
Peer Programs Facilitator Rebecca Mahadeo said the aim of the event is to help students and supporters make a difference.
“In addition to having a good time, we want students and supporters to walk away with an awareness to what is going on in the world, said Mahadeo. “We want people to know that it’s out there and it’s happening and they can play a part in eliminating it.”
FYE will sell $3 roses donated by Flower Creations. The funds collected will be donated to 1 Billion Rising.