1 Billion Rising Events

One billion reasons to end violence against women

United Kingdom > Preston Lancashire UK > Atrium Buidling, University of central Lancashire Preston PR1 2HE > 2014-02-16 > 11:00 - 13:00

About The Event

Media release One billion reasons to end violence against women People from across Preston [Lancashire UK] are being invited to gather at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) to dance, sing and stand together to demand an end to violence against women as part of a global event. In Preston alone over 4,000 women and girls aged between 16 and 59 have suffered from domestic violence in the past year. On Friday 14 February the UCLan Creative Communities Group is inviting local people to come together as part of the One Billion Rising for Justice campaign to end violence against women and girls around the world. The Preston event will bring as many people as possible to UCLan’s Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre to dance and stand together in solidarity on the same day as people from 206 other countries around the world. The UCLan event has been organised by UCLan Honorary Fellow and Community Engagement Ambassador Russell Hogarth and will take place 11.00 am – 1.00pm on Sunday 14 February in UCLan’s Atrium Building. Anyone wishing to take part can contact Russell Hogarth, UCLan Honorary Fellow and Community Ambassador by emailing [email protected] or calling 01772 894707 or 07940 455714.

About The Organization

Creative Communities Group /University of central Lancashire

The University of Central Lancashire Creative Communities Group.
The CCG aims to empower people, locally, nationally and internationally for positive change through volunteering and community engagement.
Since 2012 the CCG has provided/supported events at the university of central Lancashire and throughout the region. We have also provided volunteering opportunities nationally and internationally.
The CCG currently supports the majority of schools across the UCLan campus in a variety of activities. These include film festivals, drama events, art exhibitions, music events, dance exhibitions, community creative writing groups, science festivals and community health Melas
The University of central Lancashire creative committees group is a Pan- University network. The CCG now has representation from a number of leading Universities both nationally and internationally.
The CCG is a unique community led group made up of senior University members of Staff, University Students, University honorary fellows and community ambassadors.

About The Organizer

Russell Hogarth

Honorary Fellow
Community Engagement Ambassador
Chair of the Creative Communities Group
UK Community partner network member
Greenbank Building 266
University of Central Lancashire
Twitter @RussHogarth

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