CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — The Girls Recognizing Our Worth foundation (GROW) is hosting a domestic violence survivor and empowerment event this weekend in Chesapeake.
The event is called ‘Square Up: Surviving the Ring & Yourself.’ It’s a workshop to celebrate people who survived abuse and hope to thrive in society.
Niesha Himes, the host, is an abuse survivor. Himes now advocates against abuse and created the non-profit GROW. The event will provide lunch, personal boxing training and guest speakers/survivors of abuse.
The keynote speaker, Christy Martin, is an abuse survivor, world champion boxer and founder of Christy’s Champs. Another speaker is Brian King, a childhood and domestic abuse survivor, veteran and fitness model.
It’s set to happen August 21 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at MatchBout boxing fitness, 820 Greenbrier Circle, Suite 15 in Chesapeake. Admission is $25.
Buy tickets here.