Rise. Release. Dance! On Feb. 14th, V-Day we will rise again for justice and demand an end to violence against women and girls. Last year in Nevada County over 1,000 people joined together for OBR. THIS YEAR, ON 14 FEBRUARY 2014 WE ARE CALLING ON WOMEN AND MEN EVERYWHERE TO HARNESS THEIR POWER AND IMAGINATION TO RISE FOR JUSTICE- this time in Nevada City!
Friday, February 14th, 2014
5:15 pm Downtown Nevada City
Meet at Nevada County Courthouse Steps, 201 Church St.
5:30 pm RISE UP Procession through Nevada City (w/ Police escort)
6:00 pm Nevada City Winery 1 Billion Rising Reception featuring: special guest speakers including District Attorney, Cliff Newell, Deputy DA, Sally Harris, Nevada City Mayor plus live music, spoken word and more!
We encourage you to wear red
Flash Mob Dance: Break the Chain
LEARN THE DANCE: BREAK THE CHAIN! Sponsored by the Nevada County Coalition of One Billion Rising. You can learn the dance for free in advance or just dance however the spirit moves you when you get there. But this is a fun, healthy way to meet other women in the community who are of like mind! Here’s the schedule of dance studios opening their doors to help women learn to BREAK THE CHAIN!
WITH Lynn Maas AT Jazzercise Grass Valley
126 S. Auburn St.
(530) 470-0441 firstname.lastname@example.org
LEARN THE DANCE!
Tues, Feb 4, 10:10am
Thurs, Feb 6, 10:10am
Saturday, Feb 8, 10:40am
Tues, Feb 11, 10:10am
Thurs, Feb 13, 10:10am
This is a FREE EVENT!
WITH Mary Wollesen AT Rythms Fitness Studio will teach the dance at the beginning of each Zumba class, which meets daily at 9 am and twice more throughout the rest of the day as specified on the schedule on their website at www.rhythmsfitness.com/
“We made history in Grass Valley on that day! It was one of those magical days in your life when you realize your are in the midst of a tremor of change…that tremor which precedes the coming earthquake that will forever change the landscape. I don’t think 1Billion people have ever risen on the same day for any cause. That’s the kind of critical mass needed to shift global consciousness!”
– Gayle Guest-Brown, Executive Director, Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Coalition speaking about One Billion Rising 2013!
This is a FREE EVENT! Brought to you by Nevada County Coalition of One Billion Rising Nevada County on Feb. 14th, 2014, at 5:30PM will join with activists around the world for ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE. The campaign will build upon the energy and momentum that was created on February 14, 2013 when one billion activists in 207 countries and territories came together to rise, strike, and dance, in the biggest mass action in human history, to demand an end to violence against women and girls.
This year, we will focus on the issue of justice for all survivors of gender violence, and ending the rampant impunity that prevails globally. ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE is a call to women, men, and youth around the world to gather safely on 14 February 2014 outside places where they are entitled to justice – court houses, police stations, government offices, school administration buildings, work places, sites of environmental injustice, military courts, embassies, places of worship, homes, or simply public gathering places where women deserve to feel safe but too often do not.
The campaign is a recognition that we cannot end violence against women without looking at the intersection of poverty, racism, war, the plunder of the environment, capitalism, imperialism, and patriarchy. Impunity lives at the heart of these interlocking forces.
More information about OBR Nevada County at www.onebillionrisingnevada
About One Billion Rising
One Billion Rising was the biggest mass action in human history. The campaign began as a call to action based on the staggering UN 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 14 February 2013, people across the world came together to strike, dance, and RISE in defiance of the injustices women suffer, demanding an end at last to violence against women. Over 10,000 events took place on the ground and the campaign took over media and social media worldwide for 48 hours, trending in 7 countries – 4 times in the US alone. The wildly successful grassroots campaign was covered widely by media in all corners of world including The New York Times, The Guardian, NPR, and many more. www.onebillionrising.org
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 Monologues and other artistic works. The V-Day movement has raised over $100 million; 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 13,000 community-based anti-violence programs and safe houses in Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Kenya, Egypt, and Iraq. V-Day has received numerous acknowledgements and awards and is, one of the Top-Rated organizations on both Charity Navigator and Guidestar. V-Day’s most recent global campaign, ONE BILLION RISING, galvanized over one billion women and men on a global day of action towards ending violence against women and girls.www.vday.org