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One Billion Rising Flash Mob Dance

February 14, 2013 at 11:45am — 12:00pm

| PO Box 805 | Newton, NJ 07860

Posted February 8, 2013

On Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 11:45am, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Intervention Services (DASI) and Sussex County Community College (SCCC) will join with women and men around the world 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. As part of the partnership between DASI and SCCC, the Center for Diversity and Equality and the Sussex County Antiviolence Project are teaming up to offer students, faculty, and community members the opportunity to take part in the One Billion Rising campaign in a flash mob dance against violence in the SCCC Cafeteria. One may attend without dancing, however, the simple dance steps can be learned via a YouTube video at ">.

 

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 February 14, 2013, V-Day’s 15th anniversary, DASI and SCCC will join activists, writers, thinkers, celebrities, and women and men from over 200 countries to express outrage, demand change, strike, dance, and RISE in defiance of the injustices women suffer, demanding an end at last to violence against women.

 

“When we started V-Day 14 years ago, we had the outrageous idea that we could end violence against women,” says Eve Ensler, founder of V-Day. “Now, we are both stunned and thrilled to see that this global action is truly escalating and gaining force, with union workers, parliament members, celebrities, and women of all backgrounds coming forward to join the campaign. When we come together on February 14, 2013 to demand an end to violence against women and girls it will be a truly global voice that will rise up.” 

 

Although not necessary in order to attend, participants are encouraged to sign up online at http://onebillionrising.org/page/event/detail/startarising/4jv9t.  For info call 973-579-2386 x223 or e-mail seland@dasi.org.  To learn more about V‑Day and its campaigns visit www.vday.org

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

About One Billion Rising
“One in three women on the planet is raped or beaten in her lifetime. That is ONE BILLION WOMEN violated. One billion daughters, mothers, grandmothers, sisters, lovers and friends. On 14th February 2013, V-Day's 15th Anniversary, 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 to dance across every country. V-Day wants the world to see our collective strength, our numbers and our solidarity across borders. Join V-Day and ONE BILLION RISING today and SAY NO to violence against women and girls.” To sign up and learn more, visit www.onebillionrising.org

About V-Day
V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls that raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of Playwright/Founder Eve Ensler's award winning play The Vagina Monologuesand other artistic works. In 2012, over 5,800 V-Day benefit events took place produced by volunteer activists in the U.S. and around the world, educating millions of people about the reality of violence against women and girls. To date, the V-Day movement has raised over $90 million and educated millions about the issue of violence against women and the efforts to end it, crafted international educational, media and PSA campaigns, reopened shelters, and funded over 14,000 community-based anti-violence programs and safe houses in Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Kenya, South Dakota, Egypt and Iraq. Over 300 million people have seen a V-Day benefit event in their community. V-Day has received numerous acknowledgements including Worth Magazine's 100 Best Charities, Marie Claire Magazine's Top Ten Charities, one of the Top-Rated organizations on Philanthropedia/Guidestar and Great Nonprofits. V-Day's newest campaign is ONE BILLION RISING which will culminate on 021413 with a global action worldwide. www.vday.org

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Information

Steven Seland, DASI Prevention & Education Coord.

seland@dasi.org

973-579-2386 ext 223