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WNSF, BEST & WNSF Present RISE UP SEATTLE, Chocolate & Champagne | A One Billion Rising Event
Women’s Network for a Sustainable Future (WNSF), Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking (BEST), and Bainbridge Graduate Institute (BGI) Present:
Join Global Campaign – ONE BILLION RISING – To Stop Violence Against Women And Girls
February 14, 2013 to be V-Day’s Largest Day of Action Ever
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, we will join activists, writers, thinkers, celebrities, and women and men across the world as we demand change, strike, dance, and RISE UP 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,” said Ensler. “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.”
Our RISE UP SEATTLE Chocolate & Champagne event features art forms that celebrate the women and men who rise up to resist violence:
• University of Washington Dancers
• Accomplished Musicians
• Powerful film clips
• Briefs from selected non-profits, and
• Amazing dancer Chris Daigre of Ewajo Center, leading participants in a dance of solidarity to end violence against women. (For inspiration, check out Debbie Allen’s choreography to the ONE BILLION RISING song here.)
No pressure, just an opportunity to move together with music as feels right to you!
More information & tickets: http://wnsf-pacificnw.org/