14th February is V-Day – a global day of action to demand an end to violence against women. The United Nations estimate that one in three women will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. That’s one billion women. Dance with us on Saturday 14th February 2015 at 1pm at the Forum and help us to Break the Chain of violence.
Here’s the timetable for the event:
1.00 Break the Chain dance
1.05 Behind the Wall sung by Sue Lane
1.10 Break the Chain dance
1.15 Call and Response Poem “Freedom”
1.20 Break the Chain dance
1.25 Team Photo
1.30 Ends (meet us in Marzanos for a hot chocolate!)
Please wear the campaign colours – red, pink and black – if you can and don’t forget to make a poster at the Info Desk saying why you are rising. Ann Nicholls from Look, See, Click can take your pic for our online gallery. There is a colouring-in poster for children and doodlers of all ages. Leeway domestic violence charity will be there if you want to find out about their work. We’ve got 1,000 stickers printed to raise awareness of the campaign and keep a check on how many people are taking part, so don’t forget to grab one. We need as many people as possible on the steps at 1.25pm for the team pic to show survivors across the world that Norwich danced to show our support for them and to break the chain of violence.
For more information on the global campaign, check out the website: http://www.onebillionrising.org
To read an article about One Billion Rising in the Guardian click here
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