Today is One Billion Rising!

OBR

We at Hollaback! are proudly partnered with One Billion Rising, the global campaign to end violence against women! Join our site leaders as they take to the streets around the world:

Hollaback Des Moines, IA, USA. Site leaders Becca Lee and Alysa Mozak are coordinating a flash mob and community booth with their partners at Drake University, Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault, and Kees Camp Fitness Studio.

Hollaback Gent, Belgium. Site leader Eglantine Henderick is coordinating a flash mob, dance workshop, and afterparty w/ performances, DJ sets, exhibitions and an auction in partnership with One Billion Rising Ghent.

Hollaback Czech. Site leader Gail Whitmore is coordinating a photo project where they will gather on the steps of the National Museum on Wenceslas Square and silently rise. Gail will speak and her co-organizer will recite Eve’s new piece. They are working in coalition with One Billion Rising Prague, which includes members Ozvi se! / HollaBack! Czech, V-Day Prague International Voice, Czech Women’s Lobby, and proFem.

Hollaback Brussels. Site leaders Ingrid, Anna, Julie, and Angelika are coordinating a “Circle of Women and Those that Love Them,” outside on the street where they will share ideas on what a world in which we rise looks like. The event will be followed by a short ‘chalk-walk’ where attendees, armed with chalk, will make clear that a world without street harassment is not OK!.They will end the walk at Central Station in Brussels, where live music will play and together, they will dance.  The event will be supported by Slutwalk Belgium.

Hollaback Baltimore, MD, USA.  Site leader Shawna Potter is tabling at the One Billion Rising Reception after a performance of the Vagina Monologues at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Hollaback Richmond, VA, USA. Site leader Jenn Chicapea Gallienne is coordinating a march and holding a benefit at a local lesbian bar. They are working in partnership with One Billion Rising RVA.

Hollaback Italia. Site leader Chiara De Serviis is coordinating a flash mob in Milan city centre together with other women’s organizations, including One Billion Rising Milan.

Hollaback Sheffield, UK. Site leaders Kate Blamire and Maria Cansella are helping out with One Billion Rising in Sheffield UK, and doing a  reading of ‘True’ at the Sheffield One Billion Rising performance of ‘A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer.'”

Hollaback Dresden, Germany. The team is coordinating a public dance in coordination with One Billion Rising Dresden.

Hollaback Victoria, Canada.The team is meeting in Bastion Square for dancing and music and will be dancing their way to Library Square in coordination with their partners: One Billion Rising Victoria, Sexual Assault Centre, and Women’s Transition House and Island Sexual Health.

Hollaback Chandigarh, India. The team is hosting a panel and a self-defense workshop from 3:30 to 5:30 PM at the auditorium of Government Museum and Art Gallery. The second part of the event includes street-play and dances from 5:30 to 7:00 PM.

Hollaback San Francisco, CA, USA.  The team is coordinating a flash mob Prayerdance at the Civic Center Demonstration from 5 to 6pm. Then, Beyond Borders: The Official V-Day Flash Mob After Party in San Francisco will be taking place at El Rio at 6:30.  They are working with partners El Rio, One Billion Rising SF, Code Pink, NOW SF, Global exchange, NCLRights, Amnesty International, APIQWTC, QWOCMAP, Hollaback! SF, CSC, Fabulosa, Mango, and SFDK.

Join us, as we celebrate globally!

-The Hollaback Team

Author:

2 Responses

Author comments are in a darker gray color for you to easily identify the posts author in the comments

  1. [...] Its been a super exciting week preparing for One Billion Rising. Here is the very impressive list of what many of our sites did for the big [...]

  2. [...] Thirteen of our sites took action for ONE BILLION RISING, and 18 sites held separate events in their community.  Hollaback! Alberta screened “Invisible War” at the local theatre, Hollaback Bmore held a “Terrible Two birthday bash,”  Hollaback! London spoke at the Reclaim the Night anti-Rape march in Cambridge, Hollaback! Brussels participated in a day of solidarity with LGBTQ organizations to contest the Russian Federation’s potential passing of discriminatory legislation that would limit the rights of the Russian LGBTQ community. [...]

Leave a Reply

Powered by WordPress