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One Billion Rising

February 14, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Come celebrate VDay with strong women in your community! There will be DJ and poets to enjoy as well as a huge resource fair with goodies and crafts. Bring your friends/family and let’s spend this night together to show San Antonio that the exploitation of women* has to end and we are not tolerating it! Rise with us!

*Women, transwomen and woman-identified folk

What is One Billion Rising??

One Billion Rising is the biggest mass action to end violence against women inhuman history. The campaign, launched on Valentine’s Day 2012, began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. On February 14th, people across the world came together to express their outrage, strike, dance, and RISE in defiance of the injustices women suffer, demanding an end at last to violence against women.
One Billion Rising for Justice focused on the issue of justice for all survivors of gender violence, and highlighted the impunity that lives at the intersection of poverty, racism, war, the plunder of the environment, capitalism, imperialism, and patriarchy. For the third year of the campaign, One Billion Rising’s global coordinators chose the theme of “Revolution” as an escalation of the demand for justice, and to build upon the massive efforts of communities worldwide that also looked at the roots and causes of violence as part of their call for justice.
We are rising to show we are determined to create a new kind of consciousness– one where violence will be resisted until it is unthinkable.
The theme of Revolution continues with a call to focus on marginalised women and to bring national and international focus to their issues; to bring in new artistic energy; to amplify Revolution as a call for system change to end violence against women and girls*; to call on people to rise for others, and not just for ourselves.

*Women and girls is an inclusive term reflecting all those who were assigned and/or identify as female.


February 14, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Kimberly Berry


Southwest Publick Workers Union
1416 E Commerce St
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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