The Amber Rose Foundation Hosts Fourth Annual Event to
Raise Awareness for Social Injustices, While Encouraging People to Vote
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / PRURGENT
With midterm elections fast approaching, there’s no better time for the fourth annual Amber Rose SlutWalk happening in Downtown Los Angeles on October 6. Activist and entrepreneur, Amber Rose, continues to spark conversation and break down social barriers across gender, sex, race, age, class, education and profession to encourage people to vote and take a stand against sexual injustices, domestic violence and gender inequality. Through events such as the headlining Amber Rose SlutWalk and accompanying OpenED fireside chat, The Amber Rose Foundation fearlessly provides a platform for people of all walks of life to address adversity in a supportive environment.
In partnership with the University of Southern California Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, this year’s OpenED fireside chat will take place on Tuesday, October 2 from 4-7 p.m. at USC’s University Club. Attendees will join Amber and USC professor Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro as they moderate a panel discussion around issues of sexual assault. The four incredible panelists will include Genie Harrison, trial lawyer specializing in sexual assault; Nicole a’Beckett, activist with SameSide; USC Professor Shafiqa Ahmadi, Title IX expert; and Liz Havstad, Executive Director and COO of Hip Hop Caucus. OpenED will conclude with the announcement of the recipients of The Amber Rose Foundation Scholarship—a scholarship supporting individuals who are outspoken supporters of gender equality studying Gender & Sexuality Studies, Gender & Social Justice and/or LGBT Studies—and a cocktail hour to connect and further the dialogue around gender impartiality.
On Saturday, October 6, the Amber Rose SlutWalk will begin with a march where attendees are encouraged to strut their stuff in support of gender equality and opposition of rape culture, victim-blaming, slut- and body-shaming and other social injustices. The march will end at Pershing Square, which will be transformed into a stage for communal discussion on today’s social injustices. The festival will be hosted by Watch Jazzy, Margie Plus and Branden King, feature a powerful speech from MUVA herself, a headlining performance from Saweetie, a special surprise performance as well as other surprise celebrity guest appearances. Attendees will also be able to experience total body empowerment in The Playroom, register to vote with the LA County Registrar-Recorder, take advantage of free services like STD testing and rape counseling, view live graffiti from local artists, participate in the Clothesline Project to raise awareness to the issue of violence against women, men and children and much more.
“It is a crucial time right now – especially with midterm elections being a month out – that we use our voices to speak out about social injustices that are affecting me, you and our children because we can do better. Now more than ever we need to unite to help everyone including those in under-represented communities and make sure our voices are heard,” said Amber Rose. “We are fortunate that more and more people come to SlutWalk every year to show their support and stand up for basic rights and individuality for all.”
Event sponsors include Fashion Nova, ICON Swin, Ncredible, Lyft, ESSENTIA, LELO, City National Bank, iHeart Media, Chaturbate, Kandy Pens, among many others.
Donations are now being accepted to help support the foundation and the on-site services at the event at https://www.gofundme.com/amberroseslutwalk2
For additional details on the Amber Rose SlutWalk, visit www.amberroseslutwalk.com.
To register and purchase tickets for the Amber Rose SlutWalk, visit https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/amber-rose-slutwalk-2018-tickets-48677397406?aff=eac2. For free event tickets, use the ticket code THANKYOUFASHIONNOVA.
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About The Amber Rose Foundation
The Amber Rose Foundation is a non-profit organization that aims to promote discussion about women's rights and equality issues. Donations made to the Foundation are used to bring annual events such as this year’s 4th Annual Amber Rose SlutWalk Festival and 2nd Annual OpenED conversation, to life. But most importantly, your donation and support of the Foundation, helps the groups and organizations of people who have been subjected to slut shaming, judgment, stigma, victim blaming and sexual assault. For more information on The Amber Rose Foundation, please visit www.theamberrose.org.
The SlutWalk movement began in 2011 in Toronto when a police officer told a crowd of college women that if they wanted to avoid sexual assault, they shouldn't dress like sluts. This sparked a worldwide campaign that outraged men and women across the country. SlutWalk has now become a global movement with grassroots success in over 200 countries in taking a stand against sexual injustice, victim blaming, and derogatory labeling. The Amber Rose SlutWalk Festival is an all-inclusive non-profit event that is playing a monumental role in the movement towards gender equality.