The Rape Crisis Center is hosting our
second annual One Billion Rising event, and we’d love to not only invite you to join us, but ask if you’re interested in participating in its design and creation. We’re looking for all sorts of partners—from putting up a table to share your organization’s passion, to dancers who can help us shake the earth into awareness.
If you’re not familiar, One Billion Rising is part of E
ve Ensler’s VDAY project. From their website www.onebillionrising.org :
In 2013, One Billion women and men shook the earth through dance to end violence against women and girls. This year, on 14 February 2014, we are calling on women and men everywhere to harness their power and imagination to rise for justice.
It is a call to survivors to break the silence and release their stories – politically, spiritually, outrageously – through art, dance, marches, ritual, song, spoken word, testimonies and whatever way feels right.
Imagine, One Billion Women releasing their stories, dancing, and speaking out at the places where they need justice, where they need an end to violence against women and girls. Join us! Rise, Release, Dance!
Last year’s event was a great success! Check out our 2013 photos in the menu bar above. At HemisFair Arch Plaza, we had a march, a flash mob, live coverage from NowCAST SA, and foodtrucks. Many joined us, making for a great evening of dancing as we shook the earth into awareness.
we invite you to join us!
Our current agenda includes:
5:30pm Create your own One Billion Rising shirt/tote/etc
6:15pm Sunset Sun Salutations with Stephanie Cavazos, Sivananda Yoga Instructor
6:30pm Dance with us! We're performing the VDAY "Break the Chain" dance!
6:35 pm Join us in a march/dance/walk downtown
7:15pm Hooping & free dance
7:45 Performance, guided group movement & drum circle with Sarah Gabriel and the Art Syntropy Project
We need partners to:
And much more! We welcome any other creative, engaging ideas that you may bring!
Please don’t hesitate to pitch us your ideas by contacting Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org or 210-208-5735. This event is by the community, for the community, and you will help us shape it!