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.
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.
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.
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
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.