About The Event
This year's event will be hosted at the Pittsfield Public Library
110 Library Street Pittsfield, Maine
Town Councilor, “Twinkle” Marie Manning to host CENTRAL MAINE RISING EVENT at the Pittsfield Public Library on Valentines’s Day as part of the One Billion Rising/Standing on the Side of Love campaigns in collaboration with Family Violence Project, and students of Maine Central Institute.
Each year on February 14th Twinkle hosts a One Billion Rising event in combination with the Standing on the Side of Love 30 Days of Love campaign. The focus of these Valentine’s Day events are to take a stand towards ending violence against women, and gender violence as a whole. One Billion Rising is the biggest mass action to end violence against women in human history.
WHY is this Rising necessary?
1 in 3 women across the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime.
That’s ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS.
Every February, we rise – in hundreds of countries across the world – to show our local communities and the world what one billion looks like and shine a light on the rampant impunity and injustice that survivors most often face. We rise through dance to express joy and community and and celebrate the fact that we have not been defeated by this violence. We rise to show we are determined to create a new kind of consciousness – one where violence will be resisted until it is unthinkable.
This year’s Rising theme is Solidarity to End the Exploitation of Women: RISE.DISRUPT.CONNECT
Because of Twinkle’s deep Unitarian Universalist roots, she combine’s her Rise events with the Standing on the Side of Love campaign.
Standing on the Side of Love campaign that promotes the goal of harnessing love’s power, especially to challenge exclusion, oppression, and violence based on sexual orientation, gender, immigration status, race, religion, or any other identity.
Join us as we rise, dance and connect in solidarity.
About The Organizer
"Twinkle" Marie Manning
“Twinkle” Marie Manning is an award winning television producer, author, poet, artist, minister and town councilor in Pittsfield, Maine.
She is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Society for Community Ministries (UUSCM) and has coordinated One Billion Rising events in Massachusetts and Maine since its inception in 2013.
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