One Billion Rising held actions, dance, rise, strikes, all over the world yesterday.
“About One Billion Rising:
ONE IN THREE WOMEN ON THE PLANET WILL BE RAPED OR BEATEN IN HER LIFETIME.*
*2003 UNIFEM report entitled “Not A Minute More: Ending Violence Against Women,” or 2008, the UNITE To End Violence Against Women Campaign, initiated by UN Secretary-General’s Office
ONE BILLION WOMEN VIOLATED IS AN ATROCITY
ONE BILLION WOMEN DANCING IS A REVOLUTION
On V-Day’s 15th Anniversary, 14 February 2013, we are inviting ONE BILLION women and those who love them to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to this violence. ONE BILLION RISING will move the earth, activating women and men across every country. V-Day wants the world to see our collective strength, our numbers, our solidarity across borders…”
There were 100 events (or more) in the five Boroughs of New York City alone. I was able to photograph/participate in two events. The first was a flash(dance) mob at Columbus Circle, the second was in Times Square.
Here are just a few of the images I made:
The event at Columbus Circle took place at 12:30…
The event in Times Square started around 5pm and was still going when I had to leave at 6:15.
A picture truly can be worth a 1000 words
I am just learning to shoot video with my smart phone in my left hand while shooting with my SLR in my right so…
As the event in Times Square happened, a Vow Renewal ceremony was in progress. That is where the music comes from in this clip…