Esperanza Dance Project is hosting a virtual fundraiser/silent auction and performance in early April. We usually host an annual performance fundraiser, but this year we are creating a 100% online version of the event. As the event is somewhat complex, we are interested in getting a well written press release and creation of concise event information to share with our community.
This is a very important project for us as our annual fundraiser is vital to the donations and interaction with our community. As this is our 10th anniversary, we want to go above and beyond our usual event, and since this year will be 100% online we are in need of additional expertise and assistance to hold a successful online event.
To eradicate stigma, secrecy and shame associated with surviving childhood sexual violence.
The Esperanza Dance Project is a community-based collaboration that uses a multimedia dance performance to educate about the issue of childhood sexual violence and deliver a message of hope, strength and empowerment.
Esperanza Dance Project's vision is that all high school students in Arizona learn to recognize warning signs associated with sexual abuse, feel comfortable discussing it openly and compassionately, and become familiar with local resources for support.
We do this by providing a multi-media performance to address childhood sexual violence through dance, music, and spoken word in a way that empowers teens. We provide tools for discussion and understanding through a study guide, written by behavioral health professionals. Additionally we provide local information about ongoing peer advocacy and support connections in the community, and host meaningful question and answer sessions following each performance.