You’re invited to the BRAVE dinner, auction and awards!

Rock Girl is thrilled to be in partnership with Southern Guild Gallery to launch our new initiative, BRAVE, and host our inaugural awards, auction and dinner on 30 July 2016.

Karen Dudley and her team from The Kitchen will be preparing an exclusive seated dinner for 180 guests, with drinks supplied by Zevenwacht Wines and Cederbrew Craft Beer. Expect live entertainment, an exhibition of artwork, photography and poetry from Rock Girl’s previous roadtrips, and a thrilling auction to raise funds for the next adventurous roadtrip and ongoing work to ensure safe spaces for girls. A prestigious awards ceremony, celebrating a woman, teenage girl and business committed to creating a culture of non-violence will be held on the night, and BRAVE’s new mobile studio (in partnership with Greenpop and renovated by Cecile & Boyd foundation) will also be unveiled.

Auction items include items and experiences from Wilderness Safaris, Singita, Perfect Hideaways, Escape + Explore, Pichulik, Frazer Parfum, Kirsten Goss, Lionel Smit & Laurie van Heerden, Sipho Mpongo, Missibaba, Hemelhuijs, Anthony Shapiro and Art in the Forest and others. Specific details of auction items will be released closer to the event.

Rock Girl has, over the last five years, supported girls in violence-ridden neighbourhoods through creative projects and story-telling. In October, the girls will embark on an incredible roadtrip visiting other girls in neighbouring countries and documenting stories from their epic trip.

Please find the official invitation attached, and follow the Quicket link to buy tickets:
https://www.quicket.co.za/events/16050-brave-dinner-auction-and-awards/#/

For further information or to follow the latest updates, please refer to our Facebook event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1010819252340831/perm

Rock Girl, soon-to-be BRAVE, hopes to see you there.
Bring your friends and family to help us raise funds for our projects and our girls!

Lets #BeBrave together.

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brave.RUN April 23, 2016.

Join Rock Girl for the first ever pan-community run from Khayalitsha to the center of Cape Town.

30 km of showing our support for one another.

30 km of sending a message of support to all women and girls, no matter where they live, letting everyone along the way know that we are not afraid, but united.

We will run a 30km course through the streets of Khayelitsha, Mitchells Plain, Nyanga, Gugulehtu, Manenberg, Lavender Hill, Rylands, Langa and Woodstock, passing police stations in each area and ending at the Rock Girl benches on Heritage Square in Cape Town.

Brave.RUN invites women, girls, boys and men from all the communities to join in along the way, running or walking for a few metres or kilometres.

Check points and water stations will be at police stations in each area, and transport will be provided at each police station to take runners who need lifts into town. Transport will be provided to runners who plan to complete the entire route, departing from Heritage Square to Khayelitsha at 07:00 on Saturday morning, 23 April 2016.

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Day 11: Returning Home

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The extraordinary Rock Girls arrived home last night as the sun set over Table Mountain. Over the last ten days, on our second road trip to the Northern Cape, we have tracked lions in the Kalahari, sang our hearts out headed towards the Tankwa Karoo, slept outside under shooting stars in Anysberg Nature Reserve, and met girls all along the way. Girls in Calvinia who face teenage pregnancy, girls in Matjiesfontein who don’t have a high school, girls in Upington who are working together to make their community safe and rid it of sexual violence. Brave girls. All as brave as our Rock Girls.

IMG_0712We used radio, photography, film, and our own writing to share their stories. On the last night of our journey, we sat in a circle tucked away in the mountains outside Springbok and shared our own stories. After ten days together, safe in each other’s company, some of us told stories that we had never shared before. Heartbreaking stories about parents who abuse daughters, little girls who are raped and sexually abused by family members and friends, daughters who never knew their parents. We sobbed, but then we linked arms and agreed to work together to ensure other girls are free from these horrors and that we will give them the safe spaces to share their own stories and find solutions.

We are strong, we are brave, we are Rock Girls.