Under Santa Fe Skies

by Susan Tungate

February 14: One Billion Rising

Thursday is the day of One Billion Rising. One out of three women will be the victim of sexual assault. Worldwide that means one billion women will be the victim of sexual assault in their life times.

On February 14, women across the planet and the men who love them will rise and dance and stand in solidarity to stop the violence. Events are planned in over 200 countries. Here in Santa Fe, from 9 A.M. to 10 A.M. at the Roundhouse, there will be testimonials and speeches in support of ending violence against women. Starting at noon outside the Roundhouse, people will gather for the One Billion Rising flash mob. At 12:45 P.M. the parade from the Roundhouse to the Farmers’ Market at the Railyard begins. At the Railyard during the afternoon, video from  One Billion Rising events from all over the world will be shown. So join us. I RISE BECAUSE no woman or man should be the victim of sexual violence.

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