V-DAY and One Billion Rising raise awareness to end violence against women and girls (cisgender, transgender and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender-based violence).
Join us on February 16th from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm at 1st Presbyterian Church (Calvin Hall) in Ashland 1615 Clark Avenue (corner of Siskiyou and Walker Ave). We’ll start with our Flash Mob dance rehearsal BREAK THE CHAIN. Please come and watch even if you won’t be joining us for that part.
Karen Lovely, singer, songwriter, activist, survivor and domestic violence advocate will be our keynote speaker.
We’ll have live music, finger foods and an art auction. Come stencil your very own “One Billion Rising” T-shirt. Bring a 100% cotton T-shirt to stencil on.
If you have a poem or story to share, please contact email@example.com. If you would like to know more about the One Billion Rising or V-Day, go to onebillionrising.org or vday.org. Cost: $10 donation
V-Day, the global movement to end violence against all women and children was started by author, playwright and activist Eve Ensler February 14th, 1998 with the performance of her play The Vagina Monologues.
Since its inception, the movement has expanded to include the founding of One Billion Rising February 14th, 2012. This campaign began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on this planet will be beaten or raped in her lifetime. With the world population of 7 billion, at that time, this adds up to One Billion women and girls.
V-DAY believes that art, music, dance, theatre and poetry transform our world. By embracing these beliefs and cherishing, nurturing and respecting each other we can protect our mother earth. However, we must acknowledge that we cannot end the violence without looking at the intersection of poverty, racism, the environment and war. The rise of misogynist, authoritarian regimes around the world compels us to keep fighting for gender, climate, economic and racial justice.
Join us to Break The Chain of violence against women and girls around the globe and learn how we can make a difference in our own home town.
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