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RISE UP RALLY was the official launch of the new ‘RISE UP AGAINST ABUSE’ initiative, which is dedicated to taking action against all forms of abuse through awareness, education, intervention and prevention.

The one-of-a-kind 3-day RALLY featured many courageous abuse survivors, advocates and inspirational presenters, including 2x Grammy Nominee Sarah Kelly and Emmy winning writer and filmmaker Chris Silber.

RISE UP RALLY was honored to present THE SOLIDARITY WALL project, the VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN PHOTO EXHIBITION, the RISE UP ZUMBA AWARENESS PARTY, workshops, trainings, presentations, expert panels and a special concert with Sarah Kelly and Jonas Ekman.


Schedule March 7 - 10, 2019

*indicates Co-Curricular Credit available for AU students

March 7  
11:30 am - 12:20 pm University Forum* Sarah Kelly Howard Performing Arts Center  
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Solidarity Wall (kick-off) Ty Gibson Campus Center  
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Strategic Planning (by invitation only)

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm "Unredacted" [Photo exhibition premiere & reception]* Harrigan Hall - The Gallery  
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm "Abuse Awareness" Zumba Celebration* Life Rx  
March 8: International Women's Day  
9:00 am - 5 pm "Unredacted" Photo Exhibition Clarissa Carbungco Harrigan Hall- The Gallery  
9:00 am - 9:15 am Welcome & Intro Dominique Gummelt & Michael Nixon Newbold Auditorium  
9:15 am - 9:55 am Abuse & Its Realities* Jennifer J. Schwirzer Newbold Auditorium  
10:00 am - 10:40 am Truths About Abusers* Sarah McDugal Newbold Auditorium  
10:45 am - 11:15 am Patterns Of Abuse* Psalm82initiative Newbold Auditorium  
11:20 am - 11:50 am Emotional Abuse* Judith Fisher Newbold Auditorium  
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

LUNCH BREAK (lunch is on your own; dining options available on campus)

Special Q&A over lunch with Chris Silber

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm The Broken Image* Nicole Parker Newbold Auditorium  
1:35 pm - 2:30 pm Does The Bible Justify Intimate Partner Violence?* Tanya Asim Cooper Newbold Auditorium  
2:35 pm - 3:30 pm When Religion Hurts* Psalm82initiative Newbold Auditorium  
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm Afterthoughts with Chris Silber Chris Silber Newbold Auditorium  
7:30 pm Proximity Program Featuring: Sarah Kelly & Tacyana Nixon Pioneer Memorial Church  
March 9  



Church Services 

Pioneer Memorial Church 9 am & 11:45 am: Ty Gibson

One Place 10 am & 11:45 am: Sarah McDugal

New Life Fellowship 11:45 am: Michael Polite

3:15 - 4:15 Internal Resources for SDA Leaders End it Now & Bucket Brigade  Seminary Chapel  
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Discussion Panel Q & A Part I*

Hosts: Ty Gibson & Tacyana Nixon

PMC Youth Chapel  
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Discussion Panel Q & A Part II*

Hosts: Ty Gibson & Tacyana Nixon

PMC Youth Chapel  
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm Social Networking (snacks provided)     PMC Youth Chapel
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Special Feature I: Chris Silber & Mekayla Eppers*      PMC Youth Chapel
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm Special Feature II: Sarah Kelly & Jonas Ekman LIVE IN CONCERT

PMC Youth Chapel

9:30 pm - 10:30 #MeetUp for Survivors of Abuse Sarah McDugal & Chris Silber PMC Youth Chapel  
March 10  
9:00 am to 5 pm "Unredacted" Photo Exhibition  Clarissa Carbungco Harrigan Hall - The Gallery  
10:00 am to 1:00 pm Emancipating Survivors* Workshop & Training Buller Hall 251  
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm LUNCH BREAK (lunch is on your own; dining options available on campus)  
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Equipping Defenders* Workshop & Training Buller Hall 251  
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm How Devotional Life Can Help See You Through The Darkest Times* Workshop  PMC Youth Chapel  
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Preventing LGBT+ Abuse: FROM THEM vs US to US WITH THEM* Workshop Buller Hall 250  


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