The Charlottesville rising is well on it’s way– looking at our facebook page, you can see that students, community members and performers are beginning to flock together. One Billion Rising is an international movement in 189 countries to demand an end to violence against women. On February 14th in the Newcomb Ballroom, Spectrum Theatre and the UVA Women’s Center are proudly sponsoring a rising in Charlottesville. There will be music, dancing, artwork and free food! This is a chance to celebrate the women in our community and to demand an end to domestic and sexual violence here and abroad.
But wait, that’s not all…
We are having an entire week of events!
Monday, Feb. 11th: Open Mic Night, Para Coffee, 7-9 pm, FREE
Come celebrate the rising of women against sexual violence by performing at the V-Day Open Mic Night. We are looking for singers, musicians, poets, actors, etc. Whatever your talent showcase it here!
Tuesday, Feb. 12th: Very Young Girls, UVA Runk Green Room, 7 pm, FREE
Join us while we view Very Young Girls and discuss the state of human trafficking in the world today. This event is focused on the national impact of human trafficking.
Wednesday, Feb. 13th: Angela Davis Presents: Date Rape in For The Colored Girls, UVA Runk Green Room, 6 pm, FREE
A discussion on date and acquaintance rape in our culture today led by Former University Professor Angela Davis as seen through the lens of Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls Who have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf.
Thursday, Feb. 14th: One Billion Rising UVA Newcomb Ballroom, 11 am-6 pm, FREE
One Billion Rising is an international movement in 189 countries to demand an end to violence against women. There will be music, dancing, artwork and free food! This is a chance to celebrate the women in our community and to demand an end to domestic and sexual violence here and abroad.
Friday-Sunday, Feb. 15-17th: The Vagina Monologues, UVA Chemistry Auditorium, 8 pm, Tickets: $5
A series of monologues based on Eve Ensler’s interviews with thousands of women. These stories range from funny to heartbreaking— giving a full spectrum of women’s experiences. All proceeds go to benefit the White Ribbon Campaign at UVA and Women and Girls of Haiti.
Of course, we are not the only group gearing up for action!
Rising are cropping up all over the country!
“I have been asked what led me to create this event here in Florida, where our state gets such a reputation for backward behavior. Here is my story about how my passion for a safe place for women overcame my fear. www.liciaberry.com/blog”
“Check out our how to: Flash mob dance video for LA! — http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151192531410957 ”
Artists in California: The Longest War is the One Against Women
and many, many more.