Dance to end violence against women and girls
TRAVERSE CITY — One Billion Rising, a global movement to end violence against women and girls, will be marked locally by an open dance near the food court at the Grand Traverse Mall at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 14.
NMC's Office of Student Life is leading Traverse City's participation in One Billion Rising. Internationally, the event is organized by V-Day, a non-profit that seeks to end violence against women worldwide. V-Day states that one in three women worldwide — or one billion — will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. On Feb. 14, one billion people will rise up, dance and demand an end to that violence.
Community members in Traverse City — men, women, children, anyone of any age, no dance experience necessary — are invited to gather at the Grand Traverse Mall in Traverse City in the space between Taco Bell and Sbarro at 5:30 p.m. sharp on Feb. 14. The event is organized as a flash mob. There will be no check in, just be in this area at 5:30 p.m. prepared to dance.
Two dance practices are scheduled for the community to learn the One Billion Rising dance, choreographed by world-renowned choreographer Debbie Allen and reflecting dance styles from cultures around the world. While not mandatory, participants are encouraged to attend at least one of the two practices, set for Wednesday Jan. 30 and Thursday, Feb. 7. Both practices will be held at the Oleson Center on NMC's Main Campus from 7–9 p.m.
Third Level Crisis Center is also sponsoring One Billion Rising-Traverse City.
Release date: January 22, 2013
For more information
NMC Office of Student Life