Georgia Tech Rising
February 4, 2013 § Leave a comment
Each year, thousands of women across the country rally together for the Vagina Monologues to speak out against sexual violence. This year we join together for One Billion Rising–a movement in which women “WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to this violence.”
So how can you get involved? Easy! Since this movement is worldwide, there are several events being held. All you have to do is log on to onebillionrising.org and check for local V-Day events near you. They will all be taking place on February 14th, 2013–V-Day’s 15th anniversary. Our local rising, “One Billion Rising Atlanta,” will take place on the steps of the capitol at 10 am. There we plan on supporting the Georgia Women for Change 2013 legislative agenda: End Violence Against Women and Girls. At 12 pm, there will be a flash mob on Peachtree Street Downtown. Think you might want to join? Join the Facebook group at www.onebillionatlanta.com to find out when rehearsals will be and where the flash mob will be located. You can learn the dance moves by logging in to http://onebillionrising.org/blog/entry/learn-the-steps-to-break-the-chain.
In addition to V-Day, the Georgia Tech Women’s Resource center will be rallying against violence as they show their production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues on March 29th and March 30th at the Academy of Medicine. All of the funds raised on these nights will be donated to Tapestri Inc., a local non-profit agency that focuses on preventing sexual and domestic violence and exploitation through advocacy, education, and community organizing.
It is not to late to join the cause! Visit http://www.vday.org to find out how you can get involved and join the fight to eliminate violence against women!
– Jennifer C.