CODEPINK, Activists Dance Across the Golden Gate Bridge for One Billion Rising on Valentine’s Day!
WHAT: Flash mob dance
WHEN: 8:00 a.m. Friday, February 14, 2014
WHERE: Golden Gate Bridge (south eastern side), San Francisco
***GREAT PHOTO OPPORTUNITY! Large pink hearts, costumes, dancing, music, wigs
(San Francisco) On Valentine’s Day, CODEPINK, students, teachers, artists, activists and community members will return to the Golden Gate Bridge to break the chains of sexual oppression and violence against women and girls using the creative “flash mob” style for V-Day's ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE campaign. The group will assemble on the Southeastern side (San Francisco side) of the bridge span at 8:00am, near the new Visitor’s Center.
ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE campaign will build upon the energy and momentum that was created on February 14, 2013 when activists in the San Francisco Bay Area and 207 countries and territories came together to rise, strike, and dance, in the biggest mass action in human history, to demand an end to violence against women and girls.
This year, we will focus on the issue of justice for all survivors of gender violence, and ending the rampant impunity that prevails globally. ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE is a call to women, men, and youth around the world to gather safely on 14 February 2014 outside places where they are entitled to justice – court houses, 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.
The campaign is a recognition that we cannot end violence against women without looking at the intersection of poverty, racism, war, the plunder of the environment, capitalism, imperialism, and patriarchy. Impunity lives at the heart of these interlocking forces.
CODEPINK is a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end U.S. funded wars and occupations, to challenge militarism globally, and to redirect our resources into health care, education, green jobs and other life-affirming activities. www.codepink.org