One Billion Rising V-DAY Global Flashmob | DALLAS Rising in LOVE! | 2/14/13

 

pic by Ellen Depee Photography

{click above image to see video from Saturday Rally, Flashmob Practice & Filming!}

video by SaTeK Ananda

 

EVENT INFO:
we've all heard of 'falling in love'.
we've all been there. 
now, it's time to RISE in LOVE ...
TOGETHER!


There's a powerful global movement happening to end violence against women & girls worldwide. Dallas / Ft. Worth is actively taking part! Join us for an empowering DANCE & AcroYoga FLASHMOB in support and solidarity with Eve Ensler's global initiative One Billion Rising (www.onebillionrising.org).

Do you have a Mother, Daughter, Sister, Grandmother, Wife, or Girlfriend? Are you ANY of those to others? Are you a man who has survived the traumatic affects of sexual abuse, rape & exploitation yourself?

If so, this is about YOU and those you LOVE most!

On Valentine's Day 2013, Dallas is RISING IN LOVE to shift consciousness & SHAKE UP THE STATUS QUO. There are currently 200+ countries worldwide and one billion women, men & children rising globally to end rape culture, sexual abuse, exploitation & oppression of women & children.

It's a Revolution and you can DANCE if you wanna! 

This is the FIRST ever One Billion Rising event. Let's show the world how we RISE to the occasion. DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS, Let's RISE IN LOVE!

{{{ NOTE: you do not have to dance to attend! you may simply be present & support, bring your family, your camera, your love! we need you. here's your pep talk: (http://youtu.be/l-gQLqv9f4o) }}}
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DATE: Thursday, February 14th {Valentine's Day + V-DAY}

TIME: 11a -1p GATHERING w/ FLASHMOB @ 12 & 12:30p.

SCHEDULE: 
11-11:45a | Get TeeShirts & Learn Global Dance w/ Teachers
11:45-12 | Brief Address, Poem & Invocation
NOON | Break the Chain DANCE FLASHMOB
12:10 -12:30 | Dance Party / Free Dance (awesome music!)
12:30 | SECOND Break the Chain DANCE FLASHMOB
12:40-1 | Gift Bags for Participants & Parting Words!

LOCATION: One Arts Plaza | Downtown Dallas, TX
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BE PART OF A GLOBAL MOVEMENT & DANCE FLASHMOB to empower women and to end sexual violence and rape culture.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ONE BILLION RISING MOVEMENT:

STEP 1: Gather your friends & family to participate! GET THE WORD OUT! Think of organizations, women's shelters, resource centers, universities, groups, & individuals who NEED to know about this. INVITE THEM!

STEP 2: GET YOUR Rising in LOVE! T-SHIRT (donate $25+ online for the Rising in LOVE! video production & we'll mail your shirt immediately OR you can pick it up @ Rising in LOVE! office in Dallas OR at the FLASHMOB on Thursday) ~ GET YOUR LIMITED EDITION SHIRT: (http://templeshaktima.com/ai1ec_event/1238-2/?instance_id=1319)

STEP 3: Practice the basic "Break the Chain" global dance if you want to DANCE in UNITY (*see below info).

STEP 4: On Valentine's Day, February 14th, STRIKE, DANCE & RISE ... ATTEND A RISING!

NOTE: WEAR BLACK, RED AND/OR PINK!

(*) LEARN THE GLOBAL DANCE?
~ it's easy and FUN! you can do it at home alone or with others. You can also organize a group rehearsal in your community before the 9th.

YOUTUBE VIDEO TUTORIAL (mirror)
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJQvJNfn0kc)

YOUTUBE VIDEO TUTORIAL for the MOBILITY COMPROMISED
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rYjWFXnlMI&feature=youtu.be)

(no dance / movement experience necessary. literally, if you feel called to participate, there's an opportunity for you to contribute. promise.)
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In preparation for this global event, DALLAS hosted a RALLY, FLASHMOB PRACTICE & FILMING on SATURDAY, Feb 9th (watch for video coming soon!) FIND pics from flashmob rehearsal, inspiration & info @ the
DALLAS RISING IN LOVE! Community Page:
https://www.facebook.com/OneBillionRisingDallasRisingInLove

DONATE to fund video production & receive Rising in LOVE! T-SHIRT ~ BEAUTIFUL 100% cotton Bella Favorite & Unisex Tees. (http://templeshaktima.com/ai1ec_event/1238-2/?instance_id=1328)
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WANT TO VOLUNTEER? GOOD, WE NEED YOU!
(https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDBMd19MaFRQNFNEQ3FsUjEtWFhwTGc6MA)

RISING IN LOVE! COMMUNITY FACEBOOK PAGE:
https://www.facebook.com/OneBillionRisingDallasRisingInLove

RISING IN LOVE! PAGE ON ONE BILLION RISING SITE:
(http://www.onebillionrising.org/page/event/detail/startarising/4vxyq)

be generous. 
seek freedom.
let it be easy.
let's do this THANG!
here's your pep talk: (http://youtu.be/l-gQLqv9f4o)
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Dancing for a better future for all!
DANCING FOR A BETTER NOW ... RIGHT NOW!

thank you!
monica blossom, ana shoemaker & the Rising in Love TEAM (that's YOU!)
[masked] | templeshaktima.com

 

RISING IN LOVE! COMMUNITY FACEBOOK PAGE:
https://www.facebook.com/OneBillionRisingDallasRisingInLove

 

 

:::::::::::::::::::::: MORE ABOUT 1 Billion Rising ::::::::::::::::::::::

V-Day, founded by Eve Ensler, Tony Award winning author of “The Vagina Monologues,” launched ONE BILLION RISING in early 2012. The campaign is a global grassroots movement that is clamouring, loud and clear, for the end of violence towards women and girls. On February 14th, 2013, One Billion women, and those who love them, will rise up on the planet, joining activists, celebrities, writers, thinkers, and artists, to strike, dance, shake the world and shift the energy to empower women and girls and break the cycle of violence.

At present,
ONE IN THREE WOMEN ON THE PLANET WILL BE RAPED OR BEATEN IN HER LIFETIME.
ONE BILLION WOMEN VIOLATED IS AN ATROCITY
ONE BILLION WOMEN DANCING IS A REVOLUTION

On February 14, 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.

:::::::::::::::::: ALL ARE WELCOMED (women, men & children)! ::::::::::::::::::

 


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  • A former member
    A former member

    I am so IN! :-)

    1 · February 14, 2013

  • Amaris G.

    Can't wait to see the turn out of those in support of women globally!!!

    February 13, 2013

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  • monica b.
    ecstatic dance facilitator+deejay+eternal optimist+lover of life, Organizer
    Event Host
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