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ABOUT ONE BILLION RISING
ONE IN THREE WOMEN ON THE PLANET WILL BE RAPED OR BEATEN IN HER LIFETIME.
ONE BILLION WOMEN VIOLATED IS AN ATROCITY
ONE BILLION WOMEN DANCING IS A REVOLUTION
On V-Day’s 15th Anniversary, 14 February 2013, we are inviting ONE BILLION women and those who love them to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to this violence. ONE BILLION RISING will move the earth, activating women and men across every country. V-Day wants the world to see our collective strength, our numbers, our solidarity across borders.
What does ONE BILLION look like? On 14 February 2013, it will look like a REVOLUTION.
ONE BILLION RISING IS:
A global strike
An invitation to dance
A call to men and women to refuse to participate in the status quo until rape and rape culture ends
An act of solidarity, demonstrating to women the commonality of their struggles and their power in numbers
A refusal to accept violence against women and girls as a given
A new time and a new way of being
On February 14, 1998, Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues started a global movement, and it all began at the Hammerstein Ballroom! 15 years later we are celebrating a revolution!
Join V-Day & ONE BILLION RISING back at the Hammerstein Ballroom on February 14, 2013 to STRIKE, DANCE, and RISE to show our commitment to ending violence against women.
WHEN: Thursday, February 14, 2013, 8pm-Midnight
WHERE: Hammerstein Ballroom, 311 West 34th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenue) NYC
WHO: Special guests and DJ’s to be announced!
And DON’T FORGET! There are many amazing NYC One Billion Rising events happening all day on February 14 throughout all five boroughs
Click to check out event map for more info
*Free entry for all Dance Parade Registrants!
Check out “Break The Chain” a short film inspired by the V-Day “One Billion Rising” Movement http://youtu.be/gl2AO-7Vlzk
Produced by Eve Ensler and V-Day, directed by Tony Stroebel, written and produced by Tena Clark with music by Tena Clark and Tim Heintz, and featuring dancer and choreographer Debbie Allen.
“Break the Chain” aims to raise awareness around the world about V-Day’s fastest escalating global campaign to date, ONE BILLION RISING. The ONE BILLION RISING campaign 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 14 February 2013, V-Day’s 15th anniversary, activists, writers, thinkers, celebrities and women and men across the world will come together to express their outrage, strike, dance, and RISE in defiance of the injustices women suffer, demanding an end at last to violence against women.
Find out more at www.onebillionrising.org
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