Portland joins 1 billion women (and men) worldwide to march, dance and speak out against violence against women. Meet at Director Park for a flash mob of “Break the Chain.” At 3:30 pm, join a march around downtown finishing at the Pythian Building for dancing, workshops, speakers, food and more.
Director Park, 815 SW Park Ave., to Pythian Building, 918 SW Yamhill St. 3 pm, Feb. 14. Free.
One Billion Rising Luncheon
Join the National Women’s Coalition Against Violence & Exploitation and Soroptimist International of Portland for a luncheon, music, video and a speaker to talk about the history and importance of V-Day and One Billion Rising.
The Benson Hotel, 309 SW Broadway. Noon to 1 pm, Feb. 14. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org. Lunch optional for $20.
Portland State University Rising
Portland State Greek organizations and all PSU students are holding a dance-out. The rising will start on the South Park Blocks in front of the Smith Memorial Student Union.
Smith Memorial Student Union, 1825 SW Broadway. 2 pm, Feb. 14. Free.
Awakening the New Feminine Spirit
Nia co-creator Debbie Rosas will take part in a special 1.5-hour Nia Master class benefit for One Billion Rising. Organizers hope to “create a dancing revolution in an effort to realize our collective strength and solidarity across borders to end violence against women and girls.” Proceeds will go to www.onebillionrising.org.
StudioNia, 918 SW Yamhill St., fourth floor. 5:30-7 pm, Feb. 14. Suggested donation: $20.
Sharing Profits with Raphael House
Presents of Mind will donate a portion of its Valentine’s Day-related sales to Raphael House, a Portland domestic-violence agency dedicated to ending intimate-partner violence.
Presents of Mind, 3633 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Through Feb. 14.