One Billion Rising Against Violence: Join Them

What a crazy snowy week! Lots of cancellations poured in -- we have to give it to all of you event posters out there - you were diligent about updating and did a great job letting people know it was ok to stay home! And, we're glad you did. Hope everyone is staying safe out there.. we barely made it in today shout out to our friends at Black Rock Excavating who plow us out every time working through the night to ensure the safety and productivity of the Hudson Valley Newburgh/Cornwall area in particular (845- 649-1882).

One event in particular is on that we really look forward to every single year. The One Billion Rising campaign demands justice worldwide with 207 countries participating in a dance that erupts simultaneously across continents. Check out our coverage of Newburgh's dance in 2013.


Why we dance... (from the website):

Our stories have been buried, denied, erased, altered, and minimized by patriarchal systems that allow impunity to reign. Justice begins when we speak, release, and acknowledge the truth in solidarity and community. ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE is an invitation to break free from confinement, obligation, shame, guilt, grief, pain, humiliation, rage, and bondage.

The campaign is a recognition that we cannot end violence against women without looking at the intersection of poverty, racism, war, the plunder of the environment, capitalism, imperialism, and patriarchy. Impunity lives at the heart of these interlocking forces.

It is a call to bring on revolutionary justice.

One Billion Rising gives new definition to the word "V-Day". The brainchild of the episodic performance piece Vagina Monologues' Eve Enseler: the global action dance event has become a worldwide phenomenon and is promoted locally by our very own Safe Homes of Orange County.

The February 14th event was postponed locally due to the crazy snow and bad weather, so you can still get in on the action on February 19th at the Middletown Galleria. Come dance, or standby wearing pink and red to help carry signs that tell the world why we rise. 

Event details: 

One-Billion-Rising Flash Mob Dance: An initiative of V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls

Who:                             SAFE HOMES of Orange County: Advocates, Volunteers and Supporters         

Why:                             Worldwide, 1-in-3 women will be beaten or raped during her lifetime; 

When:                           Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at 6:00 p.m.

Where:                          The Galleria at Crystal Run, Middletown (Food Court area)

Who Should Attend:    All are welcome! Wear Black, Pink and/or Red.

Need to talk to someone now: Call Safe Homes on their 24-Hour Hotline: 1-888-503-HOPE (4673)

Business Phone: 845-562-5365