Fear 2 Freedom “restores joy” to survivors of sexual violence

Fear 2 Freedom, a global non-profit organization founded by Rosemary Trible, will be hosting a “Celebration Night” at George Mason University on October 7, 2014. Fear 2 Freedom is geared toward raising awareness and restoring joy to those who have been impacted by sexual violence.  In addition to Rosemary Trible, Mason President Angel Cabrera, Vice-President for University Life Rose Pascarell, and Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Debbie Boehm-Davis will lead us in the event.

The mission of Fear 2 Freedom is to provide care to those impacted by sexual violence by restoring hope and joy in their lives through compassion. To make their mission possible, Fear 2 Freedom partners with universities, hospitals, and communities to create after-care “Fear 2 Freedom Kits.” The kits include a t-shirt, sweat pants, underwear, shampoo, conditioner, soap, a toothbrush, toothpaste, a brush, Burt’s Bees, resources, a journal and pen (for adult kits), and a toy (for the child kits). Also included in the kit is a personal, inspirational message written by the individual who stuffed the kit. Lastly, and said to be the most impactful part of the kit, is the Freedom Bear and the bear storybook.

Women and Gender Studies, Wellness, Alcohol and Violence Education and Services, and Leadership, Education and Services are collaborating to host Fear 2 Freedom on October 7, 2014, during Mason’s annual Turn Off the Violence Week. At the event, members of the Mason community will be stuffing “Fear 2 Freedom Kits” and writing their personal messages, which will then go to local hospitals that assist victims with care.

George Mason University is excited to be partnering with Fear 2 Freedom to assist in bringing hope and compassion to those impacted by sexual violence.  For more information about the Fear 2 Freedom program and how you can become a part of this incredible experience, please visit: http://fear2freedom.onmason.com/

Written by Lisa Snyder

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