All San Diegans Invited to Rise Up, Strike and Dance to End Violence As Part of Global One Billion Rising Events on 2.14.13

(San Diego, CA Jan 24, 2013) InnerMission Productions, in association with V-Day, presents One Billion Rising San Diego on Thursday, February 14, 2013.  One Billion Rising San Diego is part of a global uprising designed to bring an end to violence against women and girls.  There will be events all day, beginning with a citywide strike at 2:14 pm on 02.14.2013, a march in downtown San Diego at 4:30 pm and an uprising that includes music and dancing at Balboa Park at the Organ Pavilion from 6:30-8:30 pm.

At 2:14 p.m. on 2/14/13 we invite the city of San Diego to RISE.  For more information on One Billion Rising events in San Diego, please visit www.1BillionRisingSD.com.

San Diego Area Events

STRIKE

At 2:14 pm on 2/14/13 there will be a city wide coordinated 20 minute walk out. San Diego will walk out of their homes, jobs, and classrooms. This unified stance will mark the beginning of the day’s events in which we will come together as a community who agrees that we will no longer accept violence as an option.

Employers are being asked to either give their staff the day off to join us or organize a rising within their work day. We are securing locations throughout San Diego that can serve as meeting places for the rising. Please contact InnerMission productions via www.1BillionRisingSD.com for details about how to involve your company or organization with our community wide event.

MARCH

At 4:30 pm on 02.14.2013 San Diego will march together in the streets. We will march down Second Avenue up Broadway across on 5th Avenue and back down to the Civic Center on B Street.

DANCE

At 6:30 pm One Billion Rising San Diego will gather in Balboa Park at the Organ Pavillion. This event is free to the public and will feature Eveoke Dance Theatre, DJ Redlite, Gill Sotu, Maynard Dean Wade in a live performance of his song inspired by V-day entitled One Billion Rising, along with other local performers, and community advocates coming together to end violence – and dance!

About One Billion Rising

  • ONE IN THREE WOMEN ON THE PLANET WILL BE RAPED OR BEATEN IN HER LIFETIME
  • ONE BILLION WOMEN VIOLATED IS AN ATROCITY
  • ONE BILLION WOMEN DANCING IS A REVOLUTION

On V-Day’s 15th Anniversary, 2.14.13, V-Day invites ONE BILLION women and those who love them to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to this violence.

ONE BILLION RISING will move the earth, activating women and men across every country. V-Day wants the world to see our collective strength, our numbers, our solidarity across borders. V-Day and ONE BILLION RISING and SAY NO to violence against women and girls and we ask you to join us.

What does ONE BILLION look like? On February 14th, 2013, it will look like a REVOLUTION.

About V-Day

V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM), and sex slavery.

V-Day campaigns, local volunteers and college students produce annual benefit performances of The Vagina Monologues, A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer, Any One Of Us: Words From Prison, screenings of V-Day’s documentary Until The Violence Stops, and the PBS documentary What I Want My Words To Do To You, Spotlight Teach-Ins and V-Men workshops, to raise awareness and funds for anti-violence groups within their own communities. In 2012, over 5,800 V-Day benefit events took place produced by volunteer activists in the U.S. and around the world, educating millions of people about the reality of violence against women and girls.

Links:

One Billion Rising San Diego Website

InnerMission Productions Website

Facebook Group

Facebook Event

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