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An energy
a platform
A global movement
a catalyst
a worldwide decision to end violence against women
a demand for justice
a paradigm shift
an invitation
a gathering of the ready
housed everywhere:housed in our hearts


ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE is a global call to women survivors of violence and those who love them to gather safely in community outside places where they are entitled to justice – courthouses, police stations, government offices, school administration buildings, work places, sites of environmental injustice, military courts, embassies, places of worship, homes, or simply public gathering places where women deserve to feel safe but too often do not.  It is a call to survivors to break the silence and release their stories – politically, spiritually, outrageously – through art, dance, marches, ritual, song, spoken word, testimonies and whatever way feels right.

Port Townsend One Billion Rising Event is Saturday February 14th - 1-2:30 pm, Downtown Cotton Bldg. Community Square Come Dance! Rise Up with Us!

Also - A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and A Prayer - Play by Eve Ensler Performed Feb 13&15 at Wheeler Theater (See Below)

Dance Rehearsal Schedule at Madrona MindBody Institute, Fort Worden State Park:
(Arrive 10 min. early so we can begin on time.)
Thursday February 5th - 7-9pm
Saturday February 7th - 11:15-1:15pm
Tuesday February 10th - 7-9 pm

Participants are invited to come all or any of the single rehearsals to learn the choreography.  Yes, you can come to just one, we will teach both songs at each rehearsal.  We are encouraging ALL people, girls, women, boys, men, dancers and non-dancers alike to come out DANCE, RISE with us and our world community!

The dance choreography sessions will be FUN, EASY and SUCCESSFUL - You will learn the steps to 2 powerful dances ("Break the Chain" and "My People") along with the other 100+ participants to be shared with our larger Port Townsend Community of V-Day of February 14th. See the video below of the choreography for "Break the Chain".

February 14 V-day Activities:
10 am Nia class, with special guest teachers and focus on Rising up together, also practice those flashmob dances one more time!

1:00-2:30pm PT Rising Community Celebration: Free, A family friendly dance event with special flashmob performances, live DJ and music!! Celebrate!!

Port Townsend Rising Facebook Page

This was such a powerful event the last two years. Watch this video and you can't help to not want to be part of this positive action this year. Madrona MindBody Institute is so proud to be helping to organize this again in Port Townsend this year. RISE UP! 

Allison Dey leading the choreography of Break the Chain.