ONE BILLION RISING
Valentine’s Day Feb. 14
The truth is shocking. One of every three women on the planet will be physically or sexually abused in her lifetime.
The Central Oregon Coast joins the global campaign to stop violence against women and girls on February 14 at 5:30pm sharp at the Newport Recreation Center. This event will raise awareness of violence against women with an artistic celebration in dance and song. Come prepared to dance if you choose! All are invited to participate, to take a stand, dance, rise up, and add their voices to say “NO!” to violence against women.
February 14th one billion people will rise, strike, and dance in 197 countries across the planet, sending out the same message worldwide. Let our rising reveal our understanding that, until this desecration of human dignity ends, no society can prosper and life is diminished. Let our rising announce our commitment to make ending violence against women and girls the central concern of our times.
OBR is an act of solidarity, demonstrating to women the commonality of their struggles and their power in numbers.
OBR is a reminder: This is not just a women’s issue, but a global crisis.
OBR is a vision: We see a world where women live safely and freely.
OBR is a demand: Violence against women and girls must end now.
What Does One Billion Look Like?
On February 14, at 5:30pm sharp, a local ONE BILLION RISING event will take place at the Newport Recreation Center. It will raise awareness of violence against women with an artistic celebration in dance and song. Come prepared to dance if you choose! All are invited to participate, to take a stand, dance, rise up, and add their voices to the Central Oregon Coast and the world saying “NO!” to violence against women.
For more information about ONE BILLION RISING, visit http://www.onebillionrising.org
For more information about the Newport Rising event, call 541-563-2927.
For more information about services for women, call 541-574-9424.
Thanks to the Central Oregon Coast Chapters of NOW and PFLAG, My Sisters’ Place, and the Newport Recreation Center.
Please join us in being a part of this global event!