1 Billion Rising Events


United States > Eureka Springs > 67 North Main ST, Eureka Springs, AR > 2017-02-12 > 01:04 pm

About The Event

This is our 3rd One Billion Rising event in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. We generally try to have it outside in our Downtown City Park. When weather is not good, we have a venue. Last year our County Sheriff was one of the speakers. He ran for the position to address the Domestic Violence in Carroll County Arkansas. We always do "The Dance" to "Break the Chain. We collect funds to support the Purple Flower Resource Center on Domestic Violence. There are no shelters in this county. This year the Director of the Shelter in Rogers Arkansas will be one of our speakers. We have musicians and speakers throughout the afternoon.

About The Organizer

Mary Jo Rose

I have been involved with Women's Rights since the 70's. In the 80's I worked for The Arkansas Solar Office, designed and built Solar Greenhouses. Was invited to Amherst to speak at the WISE conference, Women in Solar Energy. When a Titan Two missile blew up in central Arkansas, I organized a group of mostly women to march at the site. In the 90's-2005 I was the Executive Director of an non-profit After School Arts program for Teenagers for 12 years.We were the first non-profit in Arkansas to receive grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. I worked with my niece in Tulsa Oklahoma on my first OBR in 2014. This is our third time in Eureka Springs, AR. And I'm proud to say that I'm Marching on January 21st with over a 1,000 women in Little Rock.

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