In an effort to raise awareness of violence against women, the Nebraska Methodist College created a flash mob dance video and plans to host a “One Billion Rising” dance event at the Josie Harper Campus-Clark Center, 720 N. 87th St., on Feb. 14 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
One Billion Rising is a world-wide movement with the mission to end violence against women and girls.
Activist and playwright Eve Ensler used proceeds from her award-winning play “The Vagina Monologues” as a vehicle to fund the global initiative.
Actress Anne Hathaway has become the face of One Billion Rising, touting it in Glamour Magazine’s January 2013 issue.
In Omaha, the Valentine’s Day event will also include speakers, such as Methodist Health System SANE Program Coordinator Anne Boatright, dance performances and short dance instruction.
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Read Mardra Sikora’s guest blog, “Rape: I will rise from it” on momaha today.
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Students and faculty create this flash mob video to raise awareness for the Omaha area One Billion Rising events.
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