One Billion Rising Dance – Break the Chain of Violence Against Women – Eureka Women’s Club – February 15th 6PM

From: Nezzie Wade <now1@suddenlink.net>

Hello Friends,

This may not be the first or last time you’ll get info on One Billion Rising Eureka.

Please join us Friday, February 15th from 6:pm – 10:pm at the Eureka Women’s Club in concert with the global rising (48 continuous hours) dances in 200 plus countries and territories participating in One Billion Rising. Pretty exciting when you imagine that we are all going to be dancing together to rise for breaking the chain of violence against women and girls. Eileen McGee, Vanessa Vrtiak and I have been working hard, along with volunteers from North Coast Rape Crisis Team and Humboldt Domestic Violence Services, and more, to make this night of dancing and sharing a success.

Violence is a human issue, not just an issue for women and girls; however, One Billion Rising began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With a world population at 7 billion plus, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. One Billion Rising is an Eve Ensler instigated campaign and will again raise lots of money for education, media and shelters and other programs for women and survivors of abuse. All proceeds go to North Coast Rape Crisis Team and Humboldt Domestic Violence Services.

I hope you will gather some folks and come join us on Friday! We will have good food, no host beer and wine, a story table, short video and some great dancing with the music selected for the theme by DJ Goldilocks!  We will also have a 50/50 raffle. All for only $5.00 – $10.00 fee. This charge to get in is on a sliding scale so those who want to contribute more can do so; hopefully, it will allow for many more folks to participate. The dance is an all ages, community-wide event. One Billion Rising is also part of the historic V-Day (now V week!) activities.

If you, or any one you know, would like to volunteer at the event, we will always have things to do. I am also attaching a PSA for the event. Remember, all proceeds go to North Coast Rape Crisis Team and Humboldt Domestic Violence Services. Again, please share as you can. You can learn more by visiting the One Billion Rising Website at http://onebillionrising.org/

Thanks very much!
I hope to see you there.
Nezzie
If you have any questions, please call or email me or onebillioneureka@gmail.com
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