Hundreds joined in for One Billion Rising: Charlottesville on Tuesday, February 13 to stand in solidarity against the exploitation of women.
We danced, sang, made art and built community at Ix Art Park as a part of an international movement to end violence against women. The Women's Initiative hosted the event alongside Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA), Shelter for Help in Emergency (SHE) and Planned Parenthood South Atlantic.
Across the world, 1 in 3 women is the victim of violence during her lifetime—the name “One Billion Rising” captures this staggering statistic as well as our commitment to change this devastating pattern.
One Billion Rising: Charlottesville featured Max- Robinson of “In My Humble Opinion” on 101Jamz, Erin Lunsford, Nia, Charlottesville Jazzercise, Chihamba, the Charlottesville Women’s Choir, Break the Chain and Shankari Bowmaster and The Ascendants, as well as MoxBox Social Photobooth.
Watch coverage of the event on NBC29.