One Billion Rising - Los Angeles

UN statistics tell us that one in three women will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. That's over ONE BILLION people on the planet. 

On February 14, 2013, V-Day led a global action called ONE BILLION RISING, calling upon women and the men who love us to STRIKE DANCE RISE.  Over ONE BILLION people in over 200 countries rose in a commitment to ending violence against women & girls.  We danced as a form of protest - as a way to reclaim our bodies, our space, and our spirits.  We marched.  We passed legislation.  We prayed.  We spoke out. 

In the Los Angeles area and throughout Southern California, people rose in different ways, including:

  • In Hollywood, religious leaders of many faiths led an ecumenical service in memory of women & girls who endured abuse.
  • In West Hollywood, we shut down an intersection to dance and rally in the streets with actresses & activists.
  • In Pershing Square, we danced and spoke out against street harassment.
  • In Venice, we took to the streets with a march & flashmobs.
  • In Newport Beach, we gathered in a drum circle on the beach at sunset.
  • In Nokia Plaza at LA Live, we demonstrated with political, community & entertainment leaders and Zumba'ed with instructors from all over the world.

On February 14, 2014, we are RISING FOR JUSTICE.  What does JUSTICE look like in your community?

 

FLASH MOB AMERICA is a partner with ONE BILLION RISING - LOS ANGELES

We're so thrilled to once again partner with Flash Mob America as we RISE for JUSTICE!

Based in Los Angeles, Flash Mob America is a nationwide, full service Flash Mob production company with an extensive community of passionate Flash Mob enthusiasts from all over the world! We handle all aspects of Flash Mobbing including original song creation, choreography, extensive social networking, and all filming and editing needs. We have been defined as Flash Mob Experts, because of our ability to combine creative expression, ease of community organization, and most of all, our unwavering intent to hold true to the very nature of Flash Mobbing which is to give back to the community by bringing everyone closer together.

For more information please go to: www.FlashMobAmerica.com

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PEACE OVER VIOLENCE is a partner with ONE BILLION RISING - LOS ANGELES
We're happy to have Peace Over Violence join us again this year as we RISE for JUSTICE!
Peace Over Violence is a social service agency dedicated to the elimination of sexual and domestic violence and all forms of interpersonal violence.  We provide crisis intervention services and violence prevention education. One on one, we listen, counsel, support, guide and work to heal survivors of violence. One by one, we teach teens about healthy relationships, train girls in self-defense, instruct boys in conflict resolution, and advise on public policy. We organize and we advocate. Not only do we believe—we know that violence is preventable.
For more information please go to: www.peaceoverviolence.org
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