Memphis has TWO One Billion Rising events:
- Thursday 2/14 at 5:00-6:30 at the Southeast corner of Union and Cooper: RALLY, STORIES, VIGIL AND DANCE
- Saturday 2/16 at 9:30 – 10:30 DANCE PARTY with DJ I N T U I G R O O V E following the Vagina Monologues performance at Circuit Playhouse
Facebook event details: https://www.facebook.com/events/142195932594718/
ONE BILLION RISING is:
A global strike
An invitation to dance
A call to men and women to refuse to participate in the status quo until rape and rape culture ends
An act of solidarity, demonstrating to women the commonality of their struggles and their power in numbers
A refusal to accept violence against women and girls as a given
A new time and a new way of being
Poets, storytellers, dancers, hoopers, drummers, mothers and sisters, daughters, wives, husbands, partners and friends — we will gather to share our stories, we will vigil to honor ourselves and stand with women around the world, and out of the silence, the music will begin, and we will rise up and dance for each other, with each other.
Hoopers and dancers of all kinds are strongly encouraged to attend, bring your hoops, props, dancing shoes, and show your support for one billion women rising around the world!