LOCATION CHANGE! Santa Paula One Billion Rising Event

Santa Paula will have its Fourth Annual One Billion Rising event Saturday, February 11th at 2pm, at the Santa Paula Community Center, 530 W Main Street, Santa Paula. Thank you to the City of Santa Paula for accommodating a last minute location change and agreeing to co-sponsor this important event for our local women, men, and children affected by violence.

The event is free and open to all, women and men. It will be in Spanish with simultaneous English interpretation through headsets. Participants will have the opportunity to learn the Break the Chain dance at 1:30 PM before the event.

Choreography specific for this event available on You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRU1xmBwUeA


One Billion Rising is a worldwide movement to end violence against women and girls. United Nations statistics show that globally, one out of three women will be beaten or raped in her lifetime.  Because one out of three women in the world is roughly a billion people, One Billion Rising grew out of VDay and happens annually around February 14th all over the world in an effort to have numbers equal to those affected by violence rise and stand against it.  It is a gathering to decry violence, empower women, and work for change.

One out of three means that we all know someone, many someones, perhaps even ourselves, who have or will experience violence. We can’t undo what has happened but by coming together to work for change, we do have the power to change the future.  Join us on February 11 in Santa Paula for One Billion Rising, to dance, to work for change, to reclaim our power… until the violence stops.

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