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Sierra College joins One Billion Rising


Sierra College will join activists in Rocklin at 11:45 a.m. Feb. 14 for the global movement One Billion Rising, the largest day of action in the history of V-Day, to end violence against women and girls.

One Billion Rising began as a call to action 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.

On Feb. 14, V-Day’s 15th anniversary, Sierra College will join activists, writers, thinkers, celebrities and women and men across the world to express their outrage, demand change, dance and rise in defiance of the injustices women suffer, demanding an end at last to violence against women.

“When we started V-Day 14 years ago, we had the outrageous idea that we could end violence against women,” said V-Day founder Eve Ensler. “Now, we are both stunned and thrilled to see that this global action is truly escalating and gaining force with union workers, parliament members, celebrities and women of all backgrounds coming forward to join the campaign. When we come together Feb. 14 to demand an end to violence against women and girls, it will be a truly global voice that will rise up.”

One Billion Rising will be followed by Sierra College’s student-directed production of “The Vagina Monologues.”

Donations are accepted for the 12:30 p.m. show (seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis), and tickets are available for the 7 p.m. showing at the door or at http://brownpapertickets.com/event/316228.

The prices are $10 for general admission, $8 for students and seniors and $5 for students with ASSC stickers. Proceeds benefit Stand Up Placer, an organization that provides services for survivors of domestic/sexual abuse.

To learn more about One Billion Rising, visit http://onebillionrising.org.

V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls that raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of founder and playwright Eve Ensler’s award-winning play “The Vagina Monologues” and other artistic works.

In 2012, more than 5,800 V-Day benefit events took place produced by volunteer activists in the U.S. and around the world, educating millions of people about the reality of violence against women and girls. To date, the V-Day movement has raised more than $90 million and educated millions about the issue of violence against women and the efforts to end it, crafted international educational, media and PSA campaigns, reopened shelters and funded more than 14,000 community-based anti-violence programs and safe houses in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Kenya, South Dakota, Egypt and Iraq.

To learn more about V‑Day Sierra College, call 916-660-8068 or email mseely@sierracollege.edu. To learn about V‑Day and its campaigns visit, http://vday.org.

The UNION Staff


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