Durango joins One Billion Rising to celebrate survivors of sex assault

Durango joins One Billion Rising to celebrate survivors of sex assault

Native Americans, those with disabilities at greater risk

Durango joins One Billion Rising to celebrate survivors of sex assault

Red balloons are handed out to people as they gather Tuesday in Buckley Park to participate in a One Billion Rising event. The participants wrote on the balloons why they wanted to rise.
People gather Tuesday in Buckley Park to participate in a One Billion Rising event. Similar events were held worldwide to end violence against women. The campaign was started on Valentine’s Day 2012.
People gather Tuesday in Buckley Park to participate in a One Billion Rising event. Speakers called on the crowd to believe those who report abuse and to be aware of groups most at risk. Similar events were held across the world.
Kelsey Schumacher holds the red balloon Tuesday on which she wrote her wish for a better world. She was participating in a One Billion Rising event at Buckley Park.
For help

The Sexual Assault Services Organization in Durango runs a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week hotline. The number is 247-5400.

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