1 Billion Rising Events

Santana Row Flashmob Dance

United States > San Jose > 3055 Olin Ave. Santana Row, San Jose, CA 95128 in front of Starbucks > 2014-02-14 > 04:00 pm

About The Event

Please come join our One Billion Rising Flashmob Dance on at Santana Row in front of Starbucks on February 14, 2014 at 4pm. We are a multi-ethnic, multi-generational, coed group predominantly from Saratoga (but all are welcome) who will be dancing and rising on behalf of all of our sisters throughout the world who have suffered from an act of violence.

About The Organizer

Rebecca Smith-Coggins

I will be dancing in memory of my sister, Debbie. Though most of you never had the opportunity to meet her, you would have loved her. She was killed in 1981 by two strangers who broke into her apartment in Boston. The world lost a beautiful, kind and intelligent woman that day.

You are welcome to dance in memory of her or anyone who you know who has been impacted by violence. The statistics are staggering. On our planet, one in every three women will be beaten or raped in her lifetime. This group is calling on people everywhere to "harness their power for justice" on Valentine's Day, Feb 14th.

I am also an Emergency Medicine physician who sees daily the senseless, horrific violence in our society.

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