We are organizing an event called “Somerville Rising”, and we want you to join in!
“One Billion Rising” is an event organized internationally by noted activist Eve Ensler, author of the “Vagina Monolgoues.”
Somerville will be doing a FLASH MOB in Davis Square at 7pm on Thursday, February 14th, in solidarity with communities against violence against women around the whole world. If you can’t dance, come anyway! There will be poetry, women speaking about their experiences, and community connection. Wear black, red and/or pink.
We could really use your help in getting the word out about this event. If you could forward this message on to any listservs or local groups you’re part of, that would be wonderful. We have no men signed up to attend yet, and we would love the support and participation of lovely Somerville men so much.
check the Facebook page
for the most up to date information and announcements, or to otherwise get involved. Make sure to RSVP “Yes” to the event, and be sure to invite your friends, as well.
Finally, if you want to be part of the flash mob portion of the event, we just scheduled a flash mob dance rehearsal on Monday, February 11th at 7:00pm. Location is First Church Somerville, 89 College Avenue. We wil be in the parlor (upstairs, at the front of the sanctuary. Follow the signs!) But don’t sweat it if you can’t make it, we’ll teach you the day of the event! Please invite your friends, spread the word!
Please contact me if you have any questions! I’m a bit scrambling with publicity (this is quite a last minute grassroots thing), so if you feel moved and you’d like to help me, please drop a line!