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One Billion Rising – February 14th

February 5, 2013

1 Billion Rising

 

Have any plans for Valentine’s Day? Why not join us as we protest global violence against women?

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, In Other Words will join activists, writers, thinkers, celebrities, and women and men across the world as we express their 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. 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.”

Eve Ensler, the creator of V-Day

We’ll meet at 3pm on Thursday, February 14 in Director’s Park (815 SW Park Avenue) downtown Portland. The march kicks off at 3:30pm, ending at the Python Building, 4th floor (918 SW Yamhill). We’ll be there until 7pm.

At the indoor event we’ll have dancing, speakers, workshops, tabling, food and more.

More information on this event can be found on Facebook, via the event or the community page. More information on One Billion Rising can be found on their website.

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