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Upcoming Events

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Events

This October, do #1Thing to show that violence and abuse have no place in your world. A simple act can change a feeling, someone’s day, someone’s life. What #1Thing will you do to make a difference?

Jackson Katz Presentation: "Men and #MeToo" 10/15
At the Embassy Suites in SLO, this free event includes a reception at 5 pm and program beginning at 6 pm. Please register at

Jackson Katz Workshop: "Men's Leadership in Gender Violence Prevention" 10/16
From 9 am - 12 pm at the Copeland Pavilion French Hospital, this event is free but registration is required at

SLO Farmer's Market Booth 10/18
Come see RISE at Farmer's Market from 6-9 pm!

Candlelight Vigil in Mission Plaza 10/25
From 6:30-7:30 pm, join your community, RISE, Stand Strong, and Safer in honoring those killed by intimate partners.

Purple Thursday 10/25
Wear purple and post a selfie to raise awareness for domestic violence! #PurpleThursday

Intimate Partner Violence Coalition's Fall Seminar - Strangulation: The Last Warning Shot

This training is presented in partnership with the Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention and Alliance for HOPE International, and is specifically designed for police, prosecutors, medical professionals, advocates, trainers, policy makers, and experts handling domestic violence and sexual assault cases

Register and see more information HERE.

Wine Women & Shoes Committee Kickoff

Thursday, November 8 | 5:30PM | Caladero Room, Atascadero Holiday Inn & Suites

Looking for a new, fun way to volunteer & support your community? Sign up for the planning committee for the 5th Annual Wine Women & Shoes benefiting RISE! Join us to learn more about the event, volunteer opportunities, and how to get involved with the Central Coast's most fabulous fundraiser! Appetizers provided!

Questions? Email RISE Events & Outreach Manager Sophie Marsh at

Empowerment and Self-Defense with Paragon BJJ (Co-Ed/All Gender)

Saturday, November 10 | 2pm - 4pm | Paragon BJJ, 235 Tank Farm Rd., Ste J

Join Paragon Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and RISE for an educational, empowerment self-defense workshop on Saturday, November 10, from 2 - 4 pm at the Paragon location in San Luis Obispo!

This event is open to individuals of all identities 12 and over! Please RSVP to or 805-305-7512 so we can ensure we have enough instructors on hand. The event is free but we will be accepting donations for RISE.

RISE is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides crisis intervention and treatment services to survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence and their loved ones. All services are provided confidentially, at low or no cost, to anyone regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or ability. All crisis services are available in Spanish and English. All staff members are mandated reporters and have an obligation to report under the following circumstances: reports of abuse or neglect to minors, dependent adults, elders, as well as if a client is in danger of hurting themself or others.