ONE BILLION RISING: February 14, 2013, New Yorkers Will Rise!
NYC Joins V-Day’s Global Day of Action to End Violence Against Women and Girls with Nearly 100 Events Across the City
Finale Event, RISE NYC at Hammerstein Ballroom, to Feature Special Guests Glenn Close, Rosario Dawson, and Donna Karan, with performances by Maya Azucena, BETTY,Suheir Hammad, Morley, DJ Beverly Bond, Hesta Prynn, DJ Spinna, and more
NEW YORK — On February 14, New York City — joining people in 194 countries – will come together to express their outrage, strike, dance and RISE to support an end to violence against women once and for all. ONE BILLION RISING will be the largest day of mass action ever to stop violence against women and girls. Close to one hundred ONE BILLION RISING events are being planned throughout New York City and the surrounding areas on February 14.
ONE BILLION RISING, first announced on Valentine’s Day 2012, 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, activists, writers, thinkers, workers, students, poets, dancers, parliamentarians, mayors, state representatives, celebrities, and women and men across the world will come together to express their outrage, strike, dance, and RISE in defiance of the injustices women suffer, demanding an end at last to violence against women.
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