Welcome to One Billion Rising – Melbourne

14 February 2015 | Get ready to shake things up!

Rise up Melbourne! February 14 2015 we will dance our protest :)
In 2015 we are going to  bring our revolution to the sea-side!

 


Background


One Billion Rising is the brainchild of Eve Ensler, the author of The Vagina Monologues and founder of the V-Day, an annual day of action against violence towards women.

2013 & 2014 brought nearly 4,000 people to Melbourne’s Fed Square – dancing to a universal rhythm – calling on the community to rise up and say NO to the violence & exploitation experienced by 1 in 3 women around the world. We have danced for Justice and we have danced for Change.


2015 Event


In 2015 we will disrupt the flow of everyday life – we will shake up Saturday 14 of February and flash mob our way in to the hearts & minds of Melbourne – join us!

We will be drumming and dancing on the St Kilda Foreshore, Breaking the Chain, Building Community & having FUN!

Join us as we co-create an incredible sea of dancers – dancing for change, bringing attention to the need to end the violence and injustice 1 in 3 women experience in their lifetime.

Let’s dance this revolution in to life :)

Details:

  • 1.45: Meet up & drumming, St Kilda Beach Foreshore [in front of the Baths]
  • 2.00pm: Flash Mob! We will be Breaking the Chain

We will be gathering to dance, drum and spark a revolution – of consciousness – changing community attitudes to violence towards and exploitation of women & girls AND inspiring action – for individuals & communities to rise up and say NO MORE: violence, abuse, exploitation, dis-empowerment, sexism or misogyny.


 Community Support


Our message has been embraced by Australia’s leaders across the community, political and entertainment sectors – they too support our efforts to remove the barriers to justice experienced by women all over Australia and indeed the world.

Supporters include:

The Hon Quentin Bryce AC CVO, Natasha Stott Despoja AM, Nicole de Silva, Clare Hooper, The Hon Mary Wooldridge MP, Alison Bell, David Wells, Hon Dannielle Green MP, Ms Colleen Hartland MLA, Lieutenant General David Morrison, Faustina Agolley, Celia Pacquola, Tasneem Chopra, Jeremy Meltzer, Dr Cuong La, Ayman Islam, Indarjeet Singh

Join us for an inspired experience of dance, performance and community empowerment!

Register your attendance here so we have an idea of numbers.

Email us with any questions or to volunteer your support:
onebillionrisingmelbourne@gmail.com

Watch the inspiring “Why we are rising” videos.

 

Please note: This entire event and this website have been organised by volunteers.


Global campaign website and Social Media links


>> One Billion Rising Melbourne on Facebook

>> Official One Billion Rising page

>> Twitter account @OBRMelbourne

Please be in touch if you would like to support us or if you have any questions: onebillionrisingmelbourne@gmail.com

In 2013 & 2014 Melbourne Rose!!


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(Photos and video by Philip Werner)

In 2014, we Rose for Justice with:

• The Hon Quentin Bryce AC CVO

• Natasha Stott Despoja AM

• Nicole de Silva

• Clare Hooper

• The Hon Mary Wooldridge MP

• Tasneem Chopra

• Alison Bell

• Hon Dannielle Greens MP

• Ms Colleen Hartland MLA

• Lieutenant General David Morrison

• Faustina Agolley

• Celia Pacquola

• Jeremy Meltzer

• Dr Cuong La

•Ayman Islam (Islamic Council of Victoria)

• Indarjeet Singh (White Ribbon Ambassador from Indian Community)

 

Listen to why our supporters are #Rising4Justice with us in 2014

Videos


Please watch this spine-chilling video to understand what One Billion Rising is all about.

Former Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, officially supported this campaign in 2013!

This is the official theme song for the protest.

Learn the moves for the official theme song! When we play “Break the chain” we will all attempt to bust these moves together :)

Why are you rising?


Email us your photo of why you’re rising and we’ll post it here :)

Some of our supporters:

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Who we are

  • Tamar Spatz (media contact)
  • Christina Cox
  • Donovan Pill (SE CASA)
  • Anjali Sengupta
  • Arlene Berman
  • Angelina Ladera (Gabriela Australia)
  • Tricia Malowney
  • Philip Werner

  • All work is being done on a voluntary basis.

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