Rally Against Sexual Violence Held In Grant Park

CBS Chicago

(CBS) — A rally against sexual violence in Grant Park took shape Sunday with a little inspiration from another recent anti-violence movement.

“We’ve seen over the last year the rise of a new movement against racism and police brutality with Black Lives Matter, and I believe that we’re going to have to establish more organizations, more movements, and get organized if we want to have any victories for women’s rights,” said organizer Lauren Bianchi.

Today’s rally is the very first one in Chicago by this group. It’s called F.U.R.I.E., which stands for Feminist Uprising to Resist Feminine Inequality and Exploitation.

The rally focused preventing rape and gender violence of all kinds and for all women.

In addition to today’s events, group organizers say they are setting up community programs to support sexual violence survivors.

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