The Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence (OAESV) is hosting our annual fundraiser, “Shine the Light,” to shine the light on sexual violence in Ohio and advocate for survivors. Now, more than ever, the needs are vast and urgent. On September 12, 2020 we will host a virtual community call-to-action to raise awareness of sexual violence, highlight the work being done across the state, and generate support for OAESV. We hope you will join us! Our virtual event will feature keynote speaker Mónica Ramírez and online silent auction - we hope you will join us for both!
September 12, 2020
11:00am to 12:30pm
Taking place online to honor social distancing guidelines.
Social Entrepreneur, #TimesUp Activist, Civil Rights Attorney & Author
Mónica Ramírez is a long-time advocate, organizer, and attorney fighting to eliminate gender-based violence and secure gender equity. For over two decades, she has fought for the civil and human rights of women, children, and immigrants. In 2003, Mónica created the first legal project in the United States dedicated to addressing gender discrimination against farmworker women, which she later expanded to create Esperanza: The Immigrant Women’s Legal Initiative of the Southern Poverty Law Center. In 2014, Mónica founded Justice for Migrant Women to provide technical assistance to lawyers, advocates, political leaders and law enforcement on addressing workplace sexual violence, as well as other issues confronting migrant women. She is also a co-founder of Alianza Nacional de Campesinas (The National Farmworker Women’s Alliance), which is the first national farmworker women’s organization in the US.
In November 2017, Mónica wrote a letter to women in the entertainment industry on behalf of Alianza that was published in TIME magazine and has been credited with helping to spark the TIME’S UP movement. In 2018, she attended the Golden Globes with Laura Dern as a part of the TIME’S UP action. Mónica is a leader in efforts to build a cross sector movement to end workplace sexual violence. She has also been recognized as a prominent voice in advancing the rights of low-paid workers, immigrants and women in the United States. Mónica has received numerous awards and recognitions for her work, including Harvard Kennedy School’s inaugural Gender Equity Changemaker Award, the Feminist Majority’s Global Women’s Rights Award, and Forbes Mexico included her on its 2018 list of 100 Powerful Women, among other recognitions. In November 2018, she was awarded the Smithsonian Ingenuity Award for Social Progress on behalf of Alianza Nacional de Campesinas for the “Dear Sisters” letter and their role in the TIME’S UP movement.
When purchasing your tickets, please include an email address for every individual who who will need their own login. We will be sending a link to join us the day of the event. If you need to update your guest information at a later time, simply write Guest in the first/last name boxes and contact us when you have your guest information.
If you have any accessibility needs, please purchase your tickets by August 27th to ensure sufficient time to obtain the needed service.
Would you like to help make our next fundraiser a success and support survivors and prevention in Ohio? Please consider joining the Host Committee for Shine the Light 2021!
For more details, please email Board President, Emily Resnik, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you're interested in sponsoring Shine the Light 2020 and being recognized for your sponsorship, please contact Board President, Emily Resnik, at email@example.com.
Check out the photos from 2019 Shine the Light! Thank you to all who attended, donated, sponsored, planned, coordinated -- everyone who made this event happen. Your support allows us to continue supporting survivors and the advocates that serve them. We're proud to say that $0.83 for every dollar you donate goes directly to providing and improving those services. Click each photo to enlarge!
Find a photo of yourself? Be sure to share on social media and tag us, including #OAESVShinetheLight!