Co­me­dian, singer ris­ing Up!

North Bay Nugget - - NEWS -

Toronto co­me­dian elvira Kurt and Sud­bury singer/song­writer Angie Nussey are team­ing up Feb. 5 for ris­ing Up!, pre­sented by Amelia ris­ing Sex­ual As­sault Cen­tre of Nipiss­ing.

“Amelia ris­ing is ex­cited to have cre­ated a new an­nual op­por­tu­nity for the com­mu­nity to rise up to­gether and gather in sol­i­dar­ity, to have fun, share laughs, and talk about con­sent and sex­ual vi­o­lence in our com­mu­ni­ties,” the cen­tre states in a re­lease.

“over the past few years, Amelia ris­ing has been ex­pe­ri­enc­ing a sig­nif­i­cant in­crease in de­mand for ser­vices for women who are sur­vivors of sex­ual vi­o­lence. As such, the agency feels com­pelled to speak up about the grow­ing prob­lem of gen­der-based vi­o­lence and to con­tinue mak­ing con­sent part of the con­ver­sa­tion within our com­mu­nity.”

ris­ing Up! Takes place from 7:30-9:30 pm (doors open at 7 pm) Feb. 5 at The Grande event Cen­tre in North Bay. Tick­ets are $20 in ad­vance or $25 at the door. Ad­vance tick­ets can be pur­chased on­line at even­ or at Amelia ris­ing, 101 Wor­thing­ton St. e., Suite 11).

Toronto stand-up comic Elvira Kurt

Angie Nussey

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