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DVSAC Joins Global Campaign

One Billion Rising to Stop Violence Against Women and Girls

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On February 14th, 2015 at 1:00pm, DVSAC and Nevada County will join with activists around the world for ONE BILLION RISING, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls.

ONE BILLION RISING began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will experience sexual or physical violence during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. DVSAC and Nevada County will join activists, writers, thinkers, celebrities, and women and men across the world as we express their outrage, demand change, strike, dance, and RISE in defiance of the injustices women suffer, demanding an end at last to violence against women.

Nevada County will come together in the downtown Grass Valley Safeway parking lot at 1:00pm will begin a procession of walking and dancing down the street towards the Gold Miners Inn- Holiday Inn Express. At 1:30 there will be a reception and 2:00 we will have a celebration. We will come together as a community to let everyone know we refuse to tolerate violence in Nevada County. It will not happen here. It will not happen to those we love.

One billion daughters, mothers, grandmothers, sisters, lovers and friends. We are inviting YOU to join us and 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 to dance across every country. V-Day wants the world to see our collective strength, our numbers and our solidarity across borders. Join V-Day and ONE BILLION RISING today and SAY NO to violence against women and girls. To learn more about the global movement, visit www.onebillionrising.org. To learn more about V-Day and its campaigns, visit www.vday.org.

ONE BILLION RISING IS:
A global strike
An invitation to dance
A call to men and women to refuse to participate in the status quo until rape and rape culture ends
An act of solidarity, demonstrating to women the commonality of their struggles and their power in numbers
A refusal to accept violence against women and girls as a given
A new time and a new way of being

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For more information: riseup@onebillionrisingnevadacounty.org
www.onebillionrisingnevadacounty.org