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Two events planned in Grand Rapids for February 14 One Billion Rising

January 17, 2013

On Sunday, we posted an article by feminist activist Eve Ensler on the international action planned for February 14, to call attention to global violence against women.one-billion-rising-t-card2

We just came across information for events planned in Grand Rapids, of which there are two.

On action is called One Billion Rising: Grand Rapids Style. The event listing states:

Whether you are a mother, sister, brother, father, cousin, grandma, friend, or anyone in between, we want you there. Come join us for some live music and performances. Don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes! We will celebrate, we will unite, we will rise and we will be One Billion Rising.

Remember violence against women affects each and every one of us so do your part and come dance to show that you care. As we unite in solidarity we are saying enough is enough. All ages welcome, free entry, and cash bar.

Thursday, February 14

5:00 – 11:00 PM

Eastern Avenue Hall

506 Eastern, NE Grand Rapids

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The second event planned is Flash Mob Grand Rapids (Start a Rising), which states the following:

I personally invite you to join to be a part of a flash mob being held in Grand Rapids on February 14, 2013. The mob will take place in a public space in Grand Rapids (to be announced). Please look for us on facebook Grand Rapids Flash Mob One Billion Rising. Lets stand, rise together, and say enough is enough! ***The exact location of this event will be announced soon.***

On V-Days 15th Anniversary, 2.14.13, we are inviting ONE BILLION women and those who love them to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to this violence. ONE BILLION RISING will move the earth, activating women and men across every country. V-Day wants the world to see our collective strength, our numbers, our solidarity across borders. What does ONE BILLION look like? On February 14th, 2013, it will look like a REVOLUTION.

Thursday, February 14

7:00 – 8:00PM

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

187 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Chris Jargon permalink
    January 21, 2013 5:54 pm

    What a great event to be a part of. Dancing, drinks, food, performances all rolled into one, while supporting the fight against violence against women and girls! Won’t miss this 🙂

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