Rise against the violence

One Billion Rising for Justice in Spences Bridge on Feb. 14.

The women and men of the Nicola Valley are asked to Rise, Release, Dance, and demand Justice on Feb. 14 for women survivors of violence.

On Feb. 14, 2013, one billion people in 207 countries rose and danced to demand an end to violence against women and girls.

On Feb. 14, 2014, organizers  are escalating their efforts, calling on women and men everywhere to Rise, Release, Dance, and demand Justice!

One Billion Rising for Justice is a global call to women survivors of violence and those who love them to gather safely in community outside places where they are entitled to justice – courthouses, police stations, government offices, school administration buildings, work places, sites of environmental injustice, military courts, places of worship, homes, or simply public gathering places where women deserve to feel safe but too often do not. It is a call to survivors to break the silence and release their stories – politically, spiritually, outrageously – through art, dance, marches, ritual, song, spoken word, testimonies and whatever way feels right.

All are welcome to join us in Spences Bridge on Feb.14 at 2 pm to Dance, Drum and sing and speak out against violence against women. Wear your pink and red colours – bring a drum or just come as you are to the Cooks Ferry Band Bldg. 3691 Deer Lane, Spences Bridge.

Dance practices being held at Spences Bridge Community Hall (Clemes Hall) on Hwy 8 – Thursdays evenings Jan.  23 and 30, and Feb, 6 and 13. One Sunday practice may be added, call us for details.

Practice the dance in your community and join us.

Sign up today online http://www.onebillionrising.org/events/one-billion-rising-spences-bridge-b-c/

For more information call 250-458-2489.

Organized and supported by the Raging Grannies of the Nicola Valley.