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The Love Revolution @ Marble Arch London

United Kingdom > London > Marble Arch (Under the Arches) London UK > 2015-02-14 > 12:00 pm

About The Event

JOIN US FOR THE 2015 LOVE REVOLUTION CARNIVAL Time: We Gather at 11:30 am and begin 12 NOON Where: Marble Arch, Under the Arch Bring: Drums, Noise makers, banners, Signs Wear: Red or Pink, or simply come as you are! Outrageous and bright costumes encouraged! Carnival Themed. How to get there: Central Line Tube, Marble Arch Exit 3 One Billion Rising Revolution 2015 will be the third annual global campaign to draw attention to sexual violence against women through dance, music, speech and art, Our Main UK event will be held in London. What we are Rising for.... It is time to stop rape in the home; young vulnerable women groomed as sex slaves and the sexual abuse of so many of our innocent young people everywhere.It is time to open our eyes and say it has to stop!! Lynne Franks, herself a grandmother of five, will lead the circle of GoGos, the African term for the grandmothers who do much to care for the children in their communities, Urban young women musicians will be performing and supporting OBR, together with performers from stage, TV and film! Stay posted for the exciting artist announcements as we lead up to Feb 14th!! And it will all begin with a circle of women,powerful drummers from across the music industry, kicking off our event! The 120 young women, ages between 12 and 20, will be at One Billion Rising Marble Arch from Liverpool. Part of a local self esteem initiative created by the arts activist network Big Love Sistas, led by artist Claire Campbell, these Little Sistas will be bringing their colorful six feet tall self-portraits to join the parade. Love and the beat of our hearts is the theme. So take your drum and join us all in saying no more to sexual abuse and yes to Love! Change can happen if… WE ACT NOW. AND WE ACT TOGETHER.

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One Billion Rising UK

The largest global movement to end violence against women and children, One Billion Rising, is launching its third year by mobilizing thousands of people throughout the UK for a Day of Action on Saturday, 14th February.
The One Billion Rising: Revolution campaign is highlighting the scale of sexual exploitation in the UK and calling for a radical shift to end the epidemic of abuse towards women and children, urging communities to step up and protect their children and the next Parliament to take the issue more seriously. One in twenty children under eighteen are sexually abused in the UK, ninety per cent by someone they know.
With the tagline, ‘Drum, dance and rise’, UK politicians, performers, survivors of abuse, and people of all ages who want to end sexual violence towards women and children, will join hundreds of countries around the world on the same day through a combination of artistic events, community-based initiatives and rallies.

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