Thursday, February 14 from 8:30am - 11:30pm
On February 14, Delta College will join with activists around the world for ONE BILLION RISING, the largest day of action in the history of V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls.
ONE BILLION RISING began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. On February 14, 2013, V-Day’s 15th anniversary, Delta College will join activists, writers, thinkers, celebrities, and women and men across the world as we express their outrage, demand change, strike, dance, and RISE in defiance of the injustices women suffer, demanding an end at last to violence against women.
"When we started V-Day 14 years ago, we had the outrageous idea that we could end violence against women," said Eve Ensler, Playwright and V-Day Founder. "Now, we are both stunned and thrilled to see that this global action is truly escalating and gaining force, with union workers, parliament members, celebrities, and women of all backgrounds coming forward to join the campaign. When we come together on February 14 to demand an end to violence against women and girls it will be a truly global voice that will rise up."
Schedule of events include:
8:30am -- Break the Chain dance in P-211
9am -- Pegination, a dance party in P-211 with Delta professor Peggy Barber
10am -- Jazz it up in P-211 with Delta student Jeri Gravlin
11am -- Nia with Delta instructor Nichole Bartel in P-211
noon -- Kuungana Drum and Dance Company perform West African Dance in Founders Hall
1pm -- Hip hop in P-211 with Delta student Monica Spencer
2pm -- West African dance workshop lead by Kuungana Drum and Dance Company in P-211
4pm -- Hustle-robics with Saginaw community member Theresa Marshall in Founders Hall
5pm -- Performances by Delta Dance & Drill Team, Jeri Gravlin, Monica Spencer, and Break the Chain Dance Crew in Founders Hall
6pm -- Wii Just Dance Tournament in Founders Hall
8pm - 11pm -- Retro Prom in the Delta Pioneer Gym. Dress up in your favorite era Prom clothes and come dancing! Prizes for best dressed/best costumes.
Please contact JodiAnn Stevenson at 989-686-9174 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the West African Dance workshop in advance. Registration is not mandatory but may guarantee you a spot, as space is limited for that particular class. All activities are free and open to the public.