1 Billion Rising Events

CU-Boulder Rises with the City of Boulder, Boulder Valley School District and the Broader Community

United States > Boulder > University Memorial Center (UMC) on the CU-Boulder Campus, Broadway x Euclid Street > 2014-02-14 > 10:00 am

About The Event

We are thrilled to announce the collective effort of the university, city, and school district in supporting One Billion Rising!

Be one of One Billion Rising with CU-Boulder, the City of Boulder, the Boulder Valley School District, and the broader community, Feb. 14, 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the UMC at CU-Boulder. All events are free and open to the public.

10-10:15 a.m. Welcome, One Billion Rising Film Screening plus reading of the City of Boulder's proclamation in support of OBR! UMC Gallery

10:15-11:45 a.m. and 12:15-1:30 p.m. Read-ins to End Violence: The launch of a new program for K-8 students with readings, discussions, and activities. We hope to get this into the schools next year!

10:15-11:30 a.m.
- Guy Talk: Join campus, community, and student leaders in discussing President Obama’s recent call for a “cultural shift of men” in regards to violence. Brainstorm what this might look like and how to achieve a broader, healthy, vibrant, non-violent cultural norm for masculinity.

- Young Guys Talk: Similar to above, for middle schoolers.

- Wake Up, Be Awesome: Rise to your fullest potential. Energize and empower your body, mind, and heart with a free, guided yoga class.

11:35-11:45 a.m. “Child Bride”: Theatrical performance by undergraduate student Lima Islamzai about life growing up in Afghanistan. (For high school students or adults.)

11:50 a.m. Flash Mob by the UMC fountains or the stage by the UMC grill. Learn the dance steps at http://tinyurl.com/cu-flashdance. Or just come watch or join in.

12:15-1:30 p.m. Embrace Conflict, Create Peace: A Boulder Ki Aikido workshop on developing peaceful ways of dealing with adversity, conflict, and aggression.

RSVP to www.colorado.edu/odece/eventscal.html to enable us to arrange rooms and snacks.

See www.colorado.edu/odece for updates, flyers, teasers, etc.

Note: Please help us get the word out any way you can! If you can distribute flyers, please indicate so on the RSVP. Thank you!

About The Organization


The University of Colorado Boulder

About The Organizer

Merlyn Holmes

Mom, Sister, Daughter, Writer, Dancer, Aikidoka, CU-Boulder alumna and staff member, Human Being, Inspired One Billion Rising Organizer

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