FLASH DANCE and local band FAT FRANK and THE PLANK SPANKERS
food vendors and information from community partners who advocate for women and families.
One Billion Rising is the biggest mass action to end violence against women in our history. Launched on Valentines Day 2012, it began as a call to action based on the staggering statistics that 1 in 3 women will be assaulted during her lifetime – adds up to one billion women and girls.
Every year, on February 14, for the last 5 years the Winter Haven Sage-ing program has brought the One Billion Rising (OBR) campaign to our community. We will join the groups around the world to form an action day for awareness again, however this year we have moved our action day to the weekend – February 16.
ONE BILLION RISING 2019: THE REVOLUTION Solidarity - using dance as a form of PROTEST.
National OBR founder Eve Ensler states: “We saw communities across the globe dancing their One Billion Rising Dance for Revolution – in creative defiance against violence, injustice, inequality, marginalization and oppression. And their bodies dancing together in communities – connected across the world in this global movement that is using art as a glorious, fierce and unshakable force of resistance – is a strong and powerful call to overhaul and change our current system of violence and greed.”
local: Facebook One Billion Rising Polk County
- Occurred Saturday, February 16th, 2019 @ 4:00 pm