Monthly Archives: January 2014

Nantucket Joins One Billion Rising for Justice

1 Billion Rising February 14One Billion Rising is a rapidly growing worldwide movement designed to raise awareness about sexual violence, and to call on governments around the world to help bring justice to survivors of gender violence.

At 5p.m on February 14, 2014, Nantucketers will gather in the Nantucket Atheneum courtyard to stand in solidarity with over one billion people in more than 200 countries across the world, who are calling for an end to violence against women and girls. After gathering in the Atheneum courtyard, participants will march together across the street to the Dreamland Theatre to: watch a short video, listen as people rise to speak out against gender violence, and enjoy hot cocoa with fellow islanders.

Please rise with us on February 14.

A Safe Place co-sponsoring One Warm Coat drive with PPAA and access Nantucket

Nantucket High School’s Peers Promoting Action and Awareness (PPAA) is holding a coat drive for One Warm Coat this month.  We are happy to be joining the students and access nantucket in the effort to collect warm coats and clothing for our greater community.

PPAA Coat Drive January 2014

Look for collection boxes at the front entrance of the high school, at the access nantucket office, here at A Safe Place and at the Fire Department.  The response has been generous so far, and we will continue to collect coats until January 31st.  

Thanks so much to everyone who has donated already – the community has really rallied and shown the PPAA that they really can make a difference to those in need during the cold of winter.