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A Body Revolution: Uprooting The Unconscious Practice of Inequality by Julia Daye

4 February 2016 > V-Day

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In 2011, I quit dance. I quit largely out of shame, though I told myself it was in self-preservation. Maybe it was both. At twenty-two years old, ten years of “commonplace” aggression toward my body and space had long turned inward. It was aggression that I’d learned I was to…

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Press Release – One Billion Rising 2016: The Revolution Escalates

4 February 2016 > V-Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Susan Celia Swan/Colleen Carroll, media(at)vday.org; 917-865-6603 (c) One Billion Rising 2016: The Revolution Escalates: Focus on Most Marginalised Women & Girls To Bring About Deep Structural Change Activists Globally Call For System Change And Revolution Through Art, Rising for Workers, Refugees, Indigenous Peoples and Migrant Workers, and Rising…

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Documenting the Revolution

3 February 2016 > V-Day

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  Sharing, Documenting and Livestreaming your Rising For the past three years, on 14 February, risings took place around the world, in hundreds of cities, in virtually every country on earth. We have made history. In 2016, we Rise for Revolution and we want to world to witness every sight and sound…

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OBR Tour 2016 Blog by Eve & Monique

3 February 2016 > V-Day

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This is the beginning of a new blog series from Eve and Monique as they embark on their 2016 RISING tour, joining local organizers and activists for events in multiple countries. Stops will include Atlanta; Dhaka, Bangladesh; Cebu, Tacloban, Davao, and Manila, The Philippines; Hong Kong; Playa Del Carmen and…

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#Rise4Revolution Photo Blog: Youth Rising at colleges in India

2 February 2016 > V-Day > India

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The following photos from RISING events at three colleges in India were provided by One Billion Rising Coordinator for India Abha Bhaiya:

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RISE DANCE DISRUPT! by Eve Ensler

1 February 2016 > V-Day

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Leading up to One Billion Rising: Rise For Revolution 2016, Eve has just released her latest piece. Activists around the world will read it at One Billion Rising events and V-Day benefit performances. RISE DANCE DISRUPT! I think we must live now on the edge of incomprehensible madness, refusing to give…

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#Rise4Revolution: Youth Rising in India

1 February 2016 > V-Day

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On Friday, 29th January 2016, Joint Women’s Programme (JWP) empowering women and girls held an OBR event in the Govt. Primary School, Sector 31, Nithari Village, Noida Uttar Predesh. Around 30-40 students including parents and teachers had come together to participate in a workshop cunducted by the Space Theater Ensemble…

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STATEMENT ON DEBBIE ALLEN AND “BREAK THE CHAIN” CHOREOGRAPHY

30 January 2016 > V-Day

In 2012 – for our first rising year in February 2013, Debbie Allen gifted One Billion Rising with her choreography for “Break The Chain”. The world risings that year were galvanized by the song and the dance and it became part of a collective energy that united the globe. We…

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Just Released: “Station of Welcome” the 2016 #Rise4Revolution campaign song for OBR Bremen, Germany

29 January 2016 > V-Day

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“As the singer of the german version of Break the chain “Spreng die Ketten” I am very pleased to present you the new OBR 2016 campaign song for Bremen/Germany today. The music was composed and produced by Conny Conrad. The idea for “Station of Welcome” was initiated by the Bremen Cultural…

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