One Billion Rising
Thu, Feb 14
7:00 PM — 10:00 PM
NAC (North Academic Center)160 Convent Ave
NAC (North Academic Center)
A charity dance help to end violence against women and girls and raise money for CONNECT NYC.Join the students and faculty of The City College of New York as they rise, strike, and dance in the name of freedom and equality. The event will be held in the Ballroom of the North Academic Center (NAC) at CCNY on February 14th, 2013. It will be held as a symbol of solidarity among women and their allies. One in three women and girls will be raped, beaten, or in some way sexually abused during their lifetimes. When brought to the global scale that number equals ONE BILLION WOMEN. ONE BILLION mothers, sisters, daughters, lovers, friends, cousins, and coworkers. ONE BILLION human beings with ONE BILLION beating hearts. This is a haunting and unacceptable number. Eve Ensler, inspiring playwright and activist, has put together this event One Billion Rising as a global strike to let the world see what it looks like and feels like to have these ONE BILLION women come together and RISE! As Eve puts it, "One billion women violated is an atrocity. One billion women DANCING is a REVOLUTION."
Join the REVOLUTION at The City College of New York and become a part of the solution! Tickets will be $5.00 and all the proceeds will go to CONNECT NYC. CONNECT is dedicated to the prevention of domestic violence/intimate partner violence, on an individual, communal, and systematic level.
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To learn more about CONNECT NYC, visit the website at: http://www.connectnyc.org/. By donating to CONNECT, we hope to help create a safer environment within our own community. While Eve Ensler is working on a global level, we are joining her and working to better the local. The personal is the political and the political is the personal!