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Protest / Demonstration
One Billion Rising Seattle
February 11 (Tuesday),
WA State Chapter of the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA)
Seattle RISING! Flash Mob
One Billion Rising is a global movement and the biggest mass action to end violence against women in human history. THIS YEAR WE ARE RISING IN SOLIDARITY AGAINST THE EXPLOITATION OF WOMEN.
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What is One Billion Rising?
One Billion Rising is a global movement and the biggest mass action to end violence against women in human history. It was started in 2012, by Eve Ensler, as part of the V-Day movement.
1 in 3 women across the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. That?s ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. Every February, we rise ? in hundreds of countries across the world ? to show our local communities and the world what one billion looks like and shine a light on the rampant impunity and injustice that survivors most often face. We rise through dance to express joy and community and celebrate the fact that we have not been defeated by this violence. We rise to show we are determined to create a new kind of consciousness ? one where violence will be resisted until it is unthinkable.
"Dancing insists we take up space, and though it has no set direction, we go there together. Dance is dangerous, joyous, sexual, holy, disruptive, and contagious and it breaks the rules. It can happen anywhere, at anytime, with anyone and everyone, and it?s free. Dance joins us and pushes us to go further and that is why it?s at the center of ONE BILLION RISING? ? Eve Ensler
THE 2017 Campaign:
THIS YEAR WE ARE RISING IN SOLIDARITY AGAINST THE EXPLOITATION OF WOMEN.
Because there can be no REVOLUTION without SOLIDARITY. We cannot call for system change ? change of mindsets; change of structures that keep violence in place; change in consciousness, awareness and understanding of violence; the end of patriarchal values and cultures; change in policies that affect women economically, socially, sexually, physically, emotionally; the end of the revolving patterns of control, oppression and exploitation ? ALONE.
SOLIDARITY IS RADICAL CONNECTION. This revolution demands commitment, courage, trust, belief, and LOVE. RISE! DISRUPT! CONNECT!
Seattle RISING! Flash Mob
Hosted by the WA State Chapter of the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA).
Throughout the last five years, activists have used ?Break The Chain? ? music written and produced by Tena Clark and choreography by Debbie Allen.
Seattle, let's take this choreography and make it our own.....
We want EVERYONE to join us in the co-creation of our local OBR movement!
Let's RISE in SOLIDARITY to express our OUTRAGE through DANCE.
Let's BREAK THE CHAIN of violence and DANCE for REVOLUTION!
Saturday February 11, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Location: TBD (a public park) Seattle, WA
How to Participate?
Do one or more of the following:
1. Attend rehearsal with the WA State Chapter of the ADTA to learn "Break the Chain" choreography on Sunday Feb 5 from 3-5pm at Velocity Dance Center in the Steward Studio, 1621 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
2. Teach yourself the "Break the Chain" choreography at home: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRU1xmBwUeA
3. Improvise! SHOW UP to our RISING event and find a way to participate!
How else can you participate?
- Help us find an awesome public space to perform our RISING! (We're in the process of applying for a park permit.)
- Provide a wireless amp or sound equipment for the RISING event; play our music!
- Help market our event?SHARE THIS INVITE FAR AND WIDE!
- Photograph and/or videograph our RISING event!
- Make art/signage
If interested, please RSVP and leave a comment letting us know how you would like to contribute.
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chairperson, WA State Chapter of the ADTA
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