Baltimore will join with activists around the world for One Billion Rising, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls.
One Billion Rising began as a call to action in 2013, based on the staggering statistic that one in three women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at seven billion, this adds up to more than one billion women and girls. Last year one billion people in 207 countries participated in the march to end violence against women and girls.
The National Organization for Women – Baltimore Chapter is working in collaboration with HollaBack Baltimore, House Of Ruth, the Baltimore City Sexual Assault Response Team, TurnAround, the Baltimore Child Abuse Center and the MICA-VDay performance of the Vagina Monologues to promote events on Friday, February 14th calling it a “Day of Rising.” See the schedule that follows.
5:30 PM MEET – At Washington Monument – 699 N. Charles St, Baltimore
5:45 PM MARCH – North on Charles St, left on Mt. Royal Ave and up to the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) – Bring signs, Make noise, Get Attention!! This is a time for Baltimore women and those that love them to stand up and support one another!
6:00 PM LEARN: Tabling fair located in the Gateway Building – 1615 W. Mt Royal Ave, corner of North Ave/Mt Royal Ave. Organizations include the House Of Ruth Maryland, the Baltimore City Sexual Assault Response Team, TurnAround, the Baltimore Child Abuse Center, Hollaback Baltimore, and more. Learn how you can get involved and make a difference in your community.
8:00 PM LISTEN – MICA’s performance of the Vagina Monologues. At the BBox in the Gateway Building – 1615 W. Mt Royal Ave, corner of North Ave/Mt Royal Ave. Tickets available at store.mica.edu for $10, proceeds go to Family and Child Services of Central Maryland.
Find out how you can join the Rising: RSVP at OneBillionRising.org
Visit BaltimoreRising.tumblr.com, on Facebook at: Baltimore NOW and on Twitter @BaltNOW and #BRising
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