One Billion Rising 2015


FEBRUARY 13, 2015

The Gate

Big Rapids, MI

One Billion Rising is returning for a REVOLUTION! Your passion in helping us reduce violence has spread from the few to the many.  We are proud to once again host a Rising in Big Rapids to spread awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault. Now that we have brought the issue of violence against women and girls front and center through One Billion Rising in 2013 and One Billion Rising for Justice in 2014, we are not waiting any longer. 1 in 3 women across the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. That’s ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. This is the time for a revolution. We invite all women and girls (and the men and boys who love them) to join us at 6 p.m. on Friday, February 13 at The Gate on Perry Avenue.

When you join the movement, your sign will go on the wall, your presence will be recorded and you will be a part of this global movement!  

When you stand in support, you become a role model for the community.

There is no fee to attend and children are welcome.  The Gate will be donating a portion of the proceeds throughout the event to WISE.  We work to highlight the many groups working to end violence and invite you to DRUM up the will of the community to end violence against women and girls, to DANCE in celebration of our local women’s organizations and RISE in honor and awareness of those who have lost their lives to violence and for those who work on issues that affect women in our communities and our state.

2015 is a year for change. Won’t you join us?







We will have performances by The Secret Bellydancers of Muskegon and Hand Percussionist Eric Durkee of Grand Ledge as well as live music. Voices that Speak video presentation, guest speakers, and experiences of survivors.

  • Our Mission

    Women’s Information Service Inc. (WISE) provides crisis intervention and support services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence by empowering individuals, children and families along with our community partners to reclaim their sense of self.

  • What Is Domestic Violence?

    Domestic violence is an increasingly visible social and legal problem that includes physical abuse, verbal abuse and stalking.
    Domestic violence is a crime! It not only endangers the health and safety of the immediate victims, child and adult, but spills out into our schools, the police and our places of work. Domestic violence is never the fault of the victim.

  • What is Sexual Assault?

    Sexual assault includes rape in any form, forced sexual contact and sexual harassment. Sexual assault is a crime of violence, not sex, and can happen to anyone regardless of economic status or appearance. No one asks to be sexually assaulted.