One Billion dance to end violence against women

On Thurs., Feb. 14, 2013, at noon, near Vital Living on 2nd and F Streets, join the Salida community and activists around the world to give voice for ONE BILLION RISING, the largest day of action in the history of V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls.

Get involved by joining in a worldwide dance to the song “Break the Chain” or join us to listen, watch and be inspired.

If interested in learning the dance prior to the gathering, the next rehearsal will be Sun., Feb. 10, at 3 P.M.

This is not a requirement and we welcome any type of participation at the gathering on Feb. 14. Spread the word.

ONE BILLION RISING began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. On Thursday, V-Day’s 15th anniversary, our community will join activists, writers, thinkers, celebrities, and women and men across the world as we express their outrage, demand change, strike, dance, and RISE in defiance of the injustices women suffer, demanding an end at last to violence against women.

In 7 Days, 1 Billion Will Rise – A Video Message from Eve

No matter where you are, in a week we will rise together as one.

With the addition of Laos, Liberia, Monaco, and Palestine, we are now up to 197 countries and territories taking part in what will be the largest global day of action the world has ever seen.

In seven days, starting in Samoa, the sun will rise on Feb. 14, kicking off 48 hours worldwide of striking, dancing and rising.

Dance and Invite Your Friends to DANCE! There are so many universal songs people are dancing to for One Billion Rising! We have music from Delhi, to the Philippines, to the United Arab Emirates.  So listen, stream, download, and dance! Dance anywhere, forget structure, just dance! Dance with drums, DJ’s, any time of day, in your living room, in your wheelchair, or on the bus or in front of parliament or in the hallways of your workplace. Be bold, daring, disruptive!

http://onebillionrising.org/blog/entry/let-debbie-allen-teach-you-the-steps-to-the-break-the-chain-choreography

 

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One Response to “One Billion dance to end violence against women”

  1. Amanda Wright

    Please come dance with us for this great cause! It is easy to follow so no experience necessary.
    I will be teaching the choreography in all of my Zumba classes this week.

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