One Billion Rising 2016

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Well-behaved women rarely make history!

 This slogan on Senator Jackson’s T-shirt summed up the spirit of activism, connection, and empowerment we all felt on Sunday, when we joined the world in protesting violence against women. We are grateful to the SB Rape Crisis Center for hosting the event, and to Senator Jackson and Assembly Member Das Williams for “Breaking the Chain” with us! Thank you photographers Rob Hoffman, Hymon Johnson, and Genevieve Feiner, for capturing the spirit of the day!

Marcia Warrecker: “History will continue to record the phenomenon of violence against women, unless women disobey those who deny them their freedom. A vision for the future could be a worldwide campaign of civil disobedience against violators of human rights led by strong-willed, highly- disciplined, diplomatic, astute, and loving people. I see it starting with my dance teacher, one step at a time!”

Justin Bisengimana, Rwanda: “The slogan is very powerful. I think we need the same program in Rwanda. I am glad our world dancers have played such a big role in breaking the chain. We are so much proud of you. Any life-changing activity you do reaches out to us because we are one family. Congratulations to all the dancers for their participation, we have many ambassadors of change.”

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Justin Bisengimana, Rwanda:
The slogan is very powerful. I think we need the same program in Rwanda. I am glad our world dancers have played such a big role in breaking the chain. We are so much proud of you. Any life-changing activity you do reaches out to us because we are one family. Congratulations to all the dancers for their participation, we have many ambassadors of change.

Marcia Warrecker:
History will continue to record the phenomenon of violence against women, unless women disobey those who deny them their freedom. A vision for the future could be a worldwide campaign of civil disobedience against violators of human rights led by strong-willed, highly- disciplined, diplomatic, astute, and loving people. I see it starting with my dance teacher, one step at a time!

Mary Jane Feiner:
Blessings are bestowed when chance and preparation collide!

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