A group of six women, friends of a survivor raped on Sunset Blvd., organize an anti-rape squad, selling bumper stickers and posting alerts on the trees and at bus-stops with the M.O.’s of local rapists. They also perform guerrilla theater skits and are staffing the phones at the Women’s Center to talk to rape survivors. The response is enormous and overwhelming. Due to an increasing number of women disclosing on the hotline that they have been raped by their husbands and involved in battering situations, the hotline becomes more and more involved with the issues of battering. The hotline evolved from crisis line and included educational programs, self-defense classes, and promoting legislation.
What began as a small group of women organizing became Peace Over Violence with the longest running sexual and domestic violence hotline in the nation. Over the last 47 years, POV grew from a small group of women to 50 staff and over 200 volunteers serving Los Angeles County and beyond.
Our movement has been around for decades. The time has been up for a very long time. We are overwhelmed and glad to see entire communities supporting survivors.
It's about time!
Peace Over Violence has been around for close to five decades and will continue to be here committed to justice and equity, to stand together with survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence and stand up for violence prevention and healing, resiliency, solidarity and love.
MARCH WITH PEACE OVER VIOLENCE ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 20th!
Peace Over Violence Contingent for The Women's March of Los Angeles
Saturday, January 20th, 2017
Meet up at 8:30am
March begins at 10:00am
POV MEET UP SPOT: The corner of 4th Street and Hill Street
MARCH: Downtown Los Angeles, Pershing Square to City Hall
Girls and boys and women and men that believe that everyone has the fundamental right to have a fair and equal chance at the pursuit of happiness in a tolerant and talented society. Wear your POV shirts and buttons!
We march to invite our community to choose love over hate, inclusion over exclusion, unity over division and peace over violence.
The March will take place in Downtown L.A. starting at Pershing Square and heading towards City Hall for the rally.
Ride the Metro Red or Purple Lines to the Pershing Square Station. It is located on Hill Street between 4th and 5th Streets, near Pershing Square in Downtown Los Angeles. Check www.metro.net for details.
Thank you for responding to our call and marching with us through the heart of downtown -- where we can't be ignored. We'd like to encourage public transportation if at all possible!
Come and share our vision of a world without violence. The time is now.