V-DAY’s ONE BILLION RISING: 14 FEBRUARY 2013
Largest Day of Mass Action Ever to Stop Violence Against Women and Girls
With “Risings” Planned in 203 Countries
Activists, Writers, Thinkers, Workers, Students, Poets, Dancers,
Parliamentarians, Mayors, State Representatives, Celebrities,
Women and Men Will RISE on 14 February 2013
United Nations to Observe One Billion Rising at UN Headquarters in New York City
(13 February 2013) – V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls, announces the final escalation of its year-long ONE BILLION RISING campaign. On Thursday, 14 February, women and men in 203 countries will come together in the largest day of mass action ever to stop violence against women and girls, to express their outrage, and to strike, dance and RISE to support an end to violence against women once and for all.
I just found out about this and researched it. Watching the videos on youtube of various communities of women and girls rising(with a few men even!)dancing together in protest, I almost started crying (in a good way). This is beautiful to see and I'm deeply sorry that I don't live near enough to any events taking place or I would go. I mean I really want to go. If I hadn't just now found out about it I would have gone. Heh, I kinda wish we could have had a specialty poke release from vdex or something.
So yes I had to share this, cause it touched me deeply and it may touch others here as well.