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    Default One Billion Rising - standing up against violence in a beautiful way!

    Wow! Have you heard about One Billion Rising?

    This is a short youtube film that explains what it is about - (warning - it's impactful and alludes to upsetting scenarios of violence against women - it is ultimately uplifting.)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gl2AO-7Vlzk

    On February 14, there are events in cities worldwide.

    Feb 14, Federation Square, for Melbournites

    Facebook pages galore for each event and city

    including Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Ireland, and heaps more



    And it's FUN!

    They've made this anthem called Break the Chain and choreographed steps to it, you can learn some or all of the steps:


    http://youtu.be/fL5N8rSy4CU

    I hope all the people who stepped out for Jill Meagher will join this. Please share widely and if you can think of any journalists and people active in women's groups etc please let them know and get them on board.
    Last edited by Julie Doula; January 26th, 2013 at 09:28 AM.

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    Default One Billion Rising - standing up against violence in a beautiful way!

    Hmm, hubby will be at work on V-day so I'm free... Would be cool to go and dance with DD strapped to my back

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    Sounds like fun! Am part of a womens group as well so will spread the word

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    Oh thanks Cassius2 that's awesome. There's some big names endorsing this, like Alice Walker, Anne Hathaway, Dr Christiane Northrup and heaps more. Even Robert Redford! But I think the Aussie chapter needs a bit of a boost. I only found out about this a couple of weeks ago but I like that it's a global event and there's solidarity.

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    Thanks for letting us know, am looking into it.

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    I manage a facebook page for a women's group so will check it out. Internet here is super slow at the moment so it might have to wait for tomorrow.

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    I feel very encouraged that women here are sharing this with women's groups. Awesome!

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    OK, I managed to get it and have put it up now. I put up the main website though. Are you planning to go to one of the events Julie?

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    Yes! I am learning the choreo with my daughters (great fun) and I will be there at Federation Square on February 14.

    Here is a youtube clip that actually teaches you the steps. Even a non dancer like me can do it! And the girls from Brooklyn in it are soooo cute.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRU1xmBwUeA

    I just added the One Billion Rising short film to the OP too.
    Last edited by Julie Doula; January 26th, 2013 at 09:29 AM.

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