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One Billion Rising to rise up in South Lake Tahoe

Volunteers will take to the streets to ask people how they’re rising up against violence during a One Billion Rising event Thursday.

One Billion Rising began as a call to action based on the statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than 1 billion women and girls. On Feb. 14, V-Day’s 15th anniversary, V-Day South Lake Tahoe and The Zawadisha Fund will join activists, writers, thinkers, celebrities, and women and men across the world as it expresses outrage, demand change, strike, dance and rise in defiance of the injustices women suffer, demanding an end at last to violence against women.

Participants will ask people how they will rise up against violence, a photo of them and their answer and include in the frenetic celebration to end violence across the globe via words, song, and dance.

For more information about the South Lake Tahoe event, call Debra J. Scolnick 609-915-8260 or Vickie Clarke at 530-919-2974. To learn more about V-Day and its campaigns, visit