It is the eve of 1 Billion Rising social justice movement to challenge the Patriarchy.
Will you Be there? February 14, 2013 In Market Square. Noon to 2pm.
Singapore and the Philippines have started their actions many hours ago! It is like a giant wave of movement circling the earth. This is the largest global action to date. 200 countries are rising with many cities in each country participating.
Pittsburgh can’t wait to break the chains of violence in the BIGGEST DANCE PARTY EVER!!
There will be an AMAZING program with dancers from the August Wilson Dance Ensemble and
members of the Stacyee Pearl Dance Project, Abafasi will lead the drum call and the crowd will be thick with Pittsburgh’s own one billion rising dance crew. Don’t forget DJ Sassy Suggestions playing music that will help us Shake the Earth into Awareness!
You will also be able to see a profound art “outstillation” – a life size prison cell with the reproductive justice silk screen print portfolio entitled “This is An Emergency” – On the inside of the cell you will find space dedicated to 5 women who are currently incarcerated for defending themselves from violence. Please Bring your offerings for the Altar of Remembrance – honoring those lost, prayers for those surviving.
Steel City Interpreters will be there doing Sign Language translating!!
There will be chairs near the stage for those who prefer to sit!
WE NEED YOU. YOU MAKE UP 1 BILLION. We can’t do it without you!
1 Billion Women Raped Globally is an atrocity. 1 Billion People Dancing is a Revolution!
ALL PEOPLE DESERVE PEACE AND FREEDOM FROM GENDER BASED VIOLENCE!
If you can’t make it. We will miss you. And there will be Live WebStreaming.
Volunteers meet at 11 at Welcome tent!
Performers meet at 11:45 near stage!
There will be medic and emotional support in comfort tent.
There will be a place for your lit in the resource tent.
Flashmob at 9:30 am – check out schedule page for more info.
with liberation and excitement in our hearts,
THIS WILL BE A DAY WE WON’T FORGET!