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February 12th-16th

One Billion Rising

One Billion Rising is a call to action that aims to UNITE one billion people globally to RISE together to celebrate the lives of survivors and dream of a world with no harassment or violence. Across the globe, 1 in 3 women will be beaten or raped in their lifetime. That is over one billion women.

You can be a part of ONE BILLION people all over the world who UNITE and RISE to show survivors that they are not alone.

Throughout this week, you will have the opportunity to sign a pledge as a way to show your solidarity with one billion others globally. There will be physical pledges throughout campus that will be displayed to show survivors they are not alone. You also have the opportunity to sign an online pledge here.

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Tarana Burke Event Image

Tarana Burke: Founder of #MeToo

7:00PM Doors open
7:30PM Student performances
8:00PM Tarana Burke

College Avenue Gym, New Brunswick

Tarana Burke, founder of #MeToo, is coming to Rutgers! Tarana will speak about the origins of the “me too” movement and the premise it is built on—that the power of empathy is key to a survivor’s healing. Ms. Burke will speak candidly about why sexual violence is so rampant in our culture and will share concrete ways it can be interrupted by every one of us. Her talk is a call to action that is meant to inspire and motivate all who are affected by sexual violence—which is everyone. Her remarks will be followed by an audience Q and A.

Check out this Facebook event to learn more!

Break The Chain

Break The Chain is an integral part of this international event and has been used to unite people everywhere in dance on this day.

“Dancing insists we take up space, and though it has no set direction, we can go there together. Dance is dangerous, joyous, sexual, holy, disruptive and it breaks the rules. It can happen anywhere, at anytime, with anyone and everyone, and it’s free. Dance joins us and pushes us to go further and that is why it’s at the center of ONE BILLION RISING”- Eve Ensler

You can learn the choreography to Break The Chain and participate in the dance video competition. Prizes will be awarded so stay tuned for more information!

*Please note that this competition has ended.