FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) One Billion Rising is a global event that aims to gather one billion people in more than 200 countries to demand an end to violence against women and girls. On Friday, February 14, people from all over the world will gather for what us becoming an annual movement.
In Fort Wayne, it is scheduled to be held at Parkview Field at 5 p.m., but there is a problem: Snow. Organizers are asking individuals and groups to bring shovels and help clear out the snow from the stands where the event will be held.
Organizers ask people come to help on Tuesday, February 11, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. or until finished. Some that have already offered to help are Neighborlink, Impact 52, the One Billion Rising Dance Crew and Aaron Makin and his remote-controlled snow blower.
See more on the Fort Wayne event page here.
About One Billion Rising, from the event’s website:
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.