One in three women will be beaten or raped in their lifetimes.
That’s a billion people.
And that deserves a revolution.
On Valentine’s Day 2013, the first One Billion Rising campaign to rise, strike, and dance against violence and exploitation of women and girls was born.
Every year since 2013, the Nia Charlottesville community has been part of this movement to stand against the abuse of women.
This year is no different…and yet it is.
With the unfolding of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, the conversation is on the forefront.
A billion people. It is appalling that this is even a conversation (or a tweet, as the case may be). It can be overwhelming and frankly, dumbfounding. But each one of us is part of the solution.
We know that violence against women happens in all countries and neighborhoods, at all income and education levels, to all races and ages. We now know more than ever that it is pervasive. But the larger solution starts with each one of us standing up, speaking up, acting up and, of course, getting down (or dancing up). By raising our vision, our voices and our fists, by lifting ourselves and each other, we can be part of the end of exploitation of women everywhere.
Join me this week to stand, rise, and dance in solidarity against violence against women.
One Billion Rising.
Susan’s Schedule for Each 1 Of Us Rising:
Monday, Feb 12, 1045am-12noon at acac albemarle square
Tuesday, Feb 13, 840-940am (with Mary Linn!) at acac downtown
Tuesday, Feb 13, 6pm at One Billion Rising: Charlottesville at IX Park
Wednesday, Feb 14, 11am-1215pm (with Mary Linn!) at acac albemarle square
Thursday, Feb 15, 840-940am at acac downtown