2/14: One Billion Rising to Fight Violence Against Women!

February 14, 2013 — all over the world. One billion will rise to Strike, Dance and Rise to create awareness and stand in solidarity to end all forms of violence against women.

Today, one in every three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. In the Philippines, one woman is beaten by her partner or husband every 43 minutes while one child is battered every hour and 20 minutes (Gabriela Philippines). This needs to stop.

Join Anakbayan Silicon Valley and community allies as we rise with one billion others to Strike, Dance, and Rise to fight violence against women! We will be doing the One Billion Rising dance from the Philippines, as shown here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euSOXGPuQ68 . Learn it and join our upcoming “One Billion Rising” flash mobs. Invite your family and friends!

Milpitas

February 14, 2013, 6 PM
Sea Food City Milpitas, Seasons Marketplace
1535 Landess Avenue
Milpitas, CA 95035

Facebook invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/490528317651216/490531244317590/?ref=notif&notif_t=plan_mall_activity

Stanford

February 13, 2013, 930 PM 
Stanford University
Stanford, CA

Facebook invite:  https://www.facebook.com/events/154628448027549/?ref=notif&notif_t=plan_user_invited

Be sure to RSVP above to be updated with the latest information. Feel free to send us any questions at absiliconvalley@gmail.com . We’ll see you dancing with One Billion others on Thursday!

#1billionrising

More info:
GABRIELA-USA statement: http://gabusa.org/2013/02/08/gabriela-usa-and-allies-rise-together-to-fight-violence-against-women/
One Billion Rising site: http://onebillionrising.org/

** For those in San Francisco, there will be One Billion Rising dance-protests with our friends at Babae-SF/Gabriela-USA. Check out the facebook invite here:  http://www.facebook.com/events/194479437361812/?fref=ts **

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