V-Day Worldwide Rally
RISE, RELEASE, and DANCE to demand justice and end impunity! Miami on V-Day at MDC Wolfson
A day of love will become a day of action onFriday, February 14, 2014, from 4 to 7 p.m., when thousands of students, community leaders, celebrities and survivors descend on the Wolfson Campus of Miami Dade College (MDC) to participate in the One Billion Rising campaign to end human trafficking and the abuse of women worldwide. Considered the largest mass action initiative in history, the campaign began as a call to action based on the staggering United Nations 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. http://www.onebillionrising.
On Valentine’s Day 2013, people across the world came together to strike, dance, and RISE in defiance of the injustices women suffer, demanding an end at last to the violence. Locally, some two thousand men, women and children joined together at Miami Beach’s Soundscape Park with an electrifying common purpose. History will repeat itself this coming Valentine’s Day at MDC, the nation’s largest institution of higher education, which has regularly been the site of important causes and social change. On this date, motorists, bikers, cyclists and walkers will participate in a rolling strike on the streets surrounding the campus and will then gather on the campus’ Kyriakides Plaza for a web strike, music and inspiring words from experts and survivors. It will be a major call to action and everyone is invited.
One in three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. That is one billion women.
In 2013, one billion women and men shook the earth through dance to end violence against women and girls.
On 14 February 2014, we are calling on women and men everywhere to harness their power and imagination to rise for justice.
Imagine one billion women releasing their stories, dancing and speaking out at the places where they need justice, where they need an end to violence against women and girls.