CONTACT: Melissa Sandgren, Melissa@Vday.org, 415-312-2976
SAN FRANCISCO IS RISING FOR JUSTICE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH
AS PART OF "ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE" CAMPAIGN
APL.DE.AP OF THE BLACK EYED PEAS JOINS MAYOR ED LEE, DISTRICT ATTORNEY GASCON, WOMEN LEADERS AND ACTIVISTS, ON THE STEPS OF CITY HALL
Activists Will Rise and Dance From Golden Gate Bridge to San Francisco City Hall
On Friday, February 14, San Francisco joins the global "One Billion Rising For Justice" campaign taking place in 184 countries (and growing) to demand justice and an end to violence against women and girls.
Last February 14, ONE BILLION RISING was the biggest mass action in human history when people in 207 countries came together to dance, and RISE in defiance of the injustices women suffer, demanding an end at last to violence against women. Tens of thousands of events took place produced by activists on the ground and the campaign took over media and social media worldwide for 48 hours, trending in 7 countries - 4 times in the US and UK alone. WATCH the award winning short film ONE BILLION RISING that just premiered at Sundance (featuring footage from San Francisco and hundreds of risings).
In 2014, One Billion Rising for Justice will build upon the energy and momentum that was created in 2013. This year's campaign is a call to women, men, and youth around the world to gather on February 14, 2014 outside places where they are entitled to justice.
In the Bay area
, over a dozen One Billion Rising for Justice events are being planned by activists; for a full listing, see: http://bit.ly/1klMHFQ
The day will culminate at San Francisco City Hall as the community of activists and artists come together and DANCE for JUSTICE!
WHO: San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, District Attorney George Gasc�n, Board of Supervisors President David Chiu, Domestic Violence Consortium and advocacy groups, Commission of the Status of Women and President Nancy Kirshner-Rodriguez, Filipina Women's Network CEO Marily Mondejar, V-Day Executive Director Susan Swan and others
apl.de.ap of The Black Eyed Peas Spinning, DJ Silvia spinning, Flash Mobs with Gabriela and Dancing Without Borders, Oshaku, Ruth Asawa SF School of the Arts Taiko Drummers, and more
Friday, February 14
Gather early at 3:30PM, first 250 people to arrive receive a red One Billion Rising umbrella
San Francisco City Hall, Steps, 1 Doctor Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Over 65 Bay Area community partners have signed on to support the event with more being added each day.