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On Thursday, at 4:00 pm at The Field Library’s Hayes Plaza (in front of the library) located at 4 Nelson Avenue in Peekskill, the community will join with women and men around the world for ONE BILLION RISING, the largest day of action in the history of V-Day, the global movement to end violence against women and girls. In case of bad weather, the event will take place at the Youth Bureau located at 828 Main St.
Peekskill will have its own One Billion Rising DANCE FLASH MOB to the campaign song BREAK THE CHAIN which was created for this event. You can learn the dance on your own by visiting Youtube.com, search “Break the Chain” or you can learn it in a group setting on Tuesday, February, 12 at 8 pm at EMBARK @ EMC (First floor: Energy Movement Center at 925 South Street, Peekskill).
To learn more about PEEKSKILL RISES with ONE BILLION RISING call (347)453-3182 or (917)692-2372, or e-mail EMBARK|Peekskill at email@example.com, or visit EMBARK’s Facebook page.
ONE BILLION RISING 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, Peekskill will join activists, writers, thinkers, celebrities, and women and men across the world and is inviting 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. Join V-Day and ONE BILLION RISING today and SAY NO to violence against women and girls. To learn more, visit www.onebillionrising.org.
V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls that raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of Playwright/Founder Eve Ensler's award winning play The Vagina Monologues and other artistic works. To date, the V-Day movement has raised over $90 million and funded over 14,000 community-based anti-violence programs and safe houses in Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Kenya, South Dakota, Egypt and Iraq.