Friday, February 1, 2013

One Billion Rising Program

One Billion Rising Program

8:00Downtown Awareness March - Meet at Nina F Abady Festival Park- in front of the Richmond Coliseum - 6th St. Marketplace, Richmond, VA 23223

11:00 – doors to the Coliseum open

11:00 – 12:00  Arrival - explore the offerings on the floor and enjoy: Hoopers, Glow dancers, Resource tables, Sponsors’ booths, Slam poets, Mini-Vagina Monologues piece performances, music/bands/ Capoiera dancers, drumming, Slaying the Dragon interactive display

11:55 – Ssssshhh!  Big Surprise!  Bring your dancing shoes!

12:00 to 1:15 One Billion Rising Rally
Christina Feerick News Anchor, WRIC-TV8

Opening: Susan Singer
Speakers and Musicians

·         * Claire Hylton Sheppard tells her personal story about her daughter’s murder
·        *  Women's Multisports of Richmond's Crankrising  gives a donation to Safe Harbor Shelter
·         * Sergeant Carol Adams,Richmond Police Department, speaks of her personal experience and what she has done to turn tragedy into a passion for helping others
·         * Gaye Adegbalola and the Wild Roots perform three pieces during the rally
·        *    Mayor Dwight Jones speaks about what he’s seen in RVA, what the city is doing to end violence against women, and what he sees as the role of men in ending violence.
·         * Rebiya Kadeer – Nobel Peace Prize Nominee (2007) prominent human rights activist from the Uyghur region of China speaks about violence against women around the world, including her own personal experiences
·         * Susan Singer reads Eve Ensler’s poem “Rising”

Drumming and Dancing Begin

2:00 pm – doors close

The One Billion Rising Pledge: One Billion Rising is the beginning of the new world ignited by a new energy. It is not the end of our struggle but the escalation of it. We are suggesting that everyone who rises make a pledge to do one thing in the next year to end violence against women. Spread the word all over Richmond, and have all of your friends make the pledge! We believe a billion people will rise. Imagine a billion activated pledges. Share your pledge online at The One Billion Rising Pledge >

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