Christina Ricci - Actress
Actress Christina Ricci is the national spokesperson for RAINN, America's
leading anti-sexual assault organization. Ricci has starred in popular films such as Mermaids; The Addams Family; The Opposite Of Sex, a role that earned her a Golden Globe nomination; Sleepy Hollow; Monster; Black Snake Moan; Penelope and Speed Racer, premiering on May 9, 2008.
Ricci speaks about her involvement with RAINN in the interview below...
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You are a very eloquent National Spokesperson for RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network). How did you become involved with the organization?
I have been working with RAINN for ten years now. I worked on a film in 2006, "Black Snake Moan," and brought them in to consult and became more involved from there.
Can you tell us a little bit more about the organization?
RAINN is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotlines (800.656.HOPE and www.rainn.org) in partnership with over 1,100 local rape crisis centers across the country. The hotlines have helped more than 1.2 million people since 1994. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual assault, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.
This is such emotionally charged work, and we applaud you. What's been your proudest moment with RAINN?
I traveled to Washington, DC in 2007 to lobby Capitol Hill. I met with legislators in an effort to encourage them to pass bills designed to help solve rape cases and make communities safer.
What would you suggest to someone who wanted to start volunteering but didn't know where to start?
There are many ways people can support RAINN and its programs. Staffing a hotline, fundraising, and public education are just a few of the endless opportunities available. To start volunteering with the organization, please visit www.rainn.org and click on the "Get Involved" link.
- Volunteer Locally or on Your College Campus
- Become a Partner Rape Crisis Center
- Support by Shopping for RAINN
- Know About and Help Improve Public Policy