Peace group CODEPINK will host a dance procession from Santa
Monica to Venice today, Feb. 14 in support of the One Billion Rising campaign.
One Billion Rising is a global movement started by author
and activist, Eve Ensler, to end violence against women and girls across the
From noon to 2 pm, participants will meet at Santa Monica
Promenade (Broadway and 3rd) and dance along the Promenade to 3rd
and Arizona, then return to 3rd and Broadway, dance down Main Street to Abbott
Kinney, west on Venice to the Venice Circle at Windward and Pacific for the
final flash mob of Break the Chains.
Jodie Evans, co-founder of CODEPINK, said it is time to be
in the streets.
"The violence against women must end,” Evans said. “We all
must stand together to make it happen.”
Evans said one in three women will be raped or assaulted in
their lifetimes, and with six billion people on the planet, that makes one
She said the goal of today’s event is for one billion women
and the men who love them to rise up and dance all over the world.
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