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ONE BILLION RISING End Violence Against Women

Celebrate Valentine's Day today by taking part in ONE BILLION RISING, a global movement to end violence against women.

ONE BILLION RISING End Violence Against Women - Events Across the Bay Area Today Click here for a full list of events in the bay area.  Locations include Fairfax as well as many other Marin locations, and a Flash Mob event at San Francisco City Hall at 5:30. See below for details.  

Today, celebrate Valentine's Day in a powerful and positive way by taking part in ONE BILLIION RISING, a worldwide movement to end the violence against women.  According to Sustainable Fairfax board member Renee Goddard, "this is the biggest gathering in history for social/gender justice." 

The aim of these events is not only to show solidarity with the women who have experienced these atrocities, but also to make a seismic shift in attitudes about these human rights abuses through positive energy, DANCE and a spirited "RISING UP."

Gatherings will occur all over the world today, including many in the bay area

5:30 pm, San Francisco - Flash Mob Dance at the San Francisco City Hall

Several Sustainable Fairfax members will be participating in a Flash Mob event at San Francisco City Hall at 5:30 after SF Mayor Lee's Pledge. Everyone is invited to participate and the organizers are hoping for 1000 dancers. 

Learn the "Break the Chain" dance at this link

7:00 pm, Fairfax - One Billion Rising Event in Fairfax 

There will also be a One Billion Rising event at the Fairfax Community Church at 7:00pm.  See this link for more details.

See you out there, and Sustainable Fairfax wishes you a peaceful and happy Valentine's Day!

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Jennifer Hammond February 15, 2013 at 07:55 AM
Here's the flash mob in San Francisco today! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WufjSyE_rK8&feature=player_embedded
Tina McMillan February 17, 2013 at 06:50 AM
I found links to more flash mobs throughout the world. This flash mob for One Billion Rising in South Africa is well worth watching: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZK8ZAdblqPw
Tina McMillan February 17, 2013 at 06:59 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYS3NinY4Cc "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 "The following dance is choreographed and performed by the children of New Light, an NGO working in the red light area of Kalighat, Kolkata, India. The video is conceptualized by Urmi Basu, founder and director New Light, shot by Mrinmoy Mondal and edited and directed by filmmakers Rajdeep Paul and Sarmistha Maiti."

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