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Saving Grace Honors Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month Joins the Global Campaign

first_img Share. Google+ By CBN on February 12, 2013 Saving Grace Honors Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Joins the Global Campaign- One Billion Rising – To Stop Violence Against Women and Girls Join Saving Grace on February 14 at Strictly Organic Coffee Company (6 SW Bond Street) at 6pm. Join men and women from around the world for ONE BILLION RISING, the global movement to end violence against women and girls.ONE BILLION RISING began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION women and girls. On February 14, 2013, V-Day’s 15th anniversary, men and women across the world will come together at various events to express outrage, demand change, dance, sing and RISE in defiance of the injustices women suffer, demanding an end at last to violence against women.Strictly Organic Coffee Company is the venue for a special open mic event in support of One Billion Rising and Saving Grace, a local nonprofit that provides crucial violence and sexual assault services for Central Oregon families while promoting the value of living free from violence. The open mic, taking place on February 14 at 6pm, will feature local and regional songwriters and musicians singing inspirational music about and for women.Saving Grace will also be honoring Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month with educational information and a fun Valentine’s Day activity at the event.“This is a great way to come together and show support for the important women and girls in your life. It is wonderful to have local singers and songwriters share their talents, passion and support at this event,” said Lauren Biskind, Saving Grace Development Director.Saving Grace provides confidential and free family violence and sexual assault services and promotes the value of life without violence. For more information visit www.saving-grace.org or contact Lauren Biskind at 541-382-9227.For more information on the event visit; https://secure.onebillionrising.org/page/event/detail/startarising/4jvwx Facebook Tumblr 0 Twitter LinkedIn Pinterest Email E-Headlines About One Billion Rising One in three women on the planet is raped or beaten in her lifetime. That is ONE BILLION WOMEN violated. One billion daughters, mothers, grandmothers, sisters, lovers and friends. On 14th February 2013, V-Day’s 15th Anniversary, we are inviting ONE BILLION women and those who love them to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to this violence. ONE BILLION RISING will move the earth, activating women and men to dance across every country. V-Day wants the world to see our collective strength, our numbers and our solidarity across borders. Join V-Day and ONE BILLION RISING today and SAY NO to violence against women and girls. To sign up and learn more, visit www.onebillionrising.orgAbout V-Day V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls that raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of Playwright/Founder Eve Ensler’s award winning play The Vagina Monologues and other artistic works. In 2012, over 5,800 V-Day benefit events took place produced by volunteer activists in the U.S. and around the world, educating millions of people about the reality of violence against women and girls. To date, the V-Day movement has raised over $90 million and educated millions about the issue of violence against women and the efforts to end it, crafted international educational, media and PSA campaigns, reopened shelters, and funded over 14,000 community-based anti-violence programs and safe houses in Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Kenya, South Dakota, Egypt and Iraq. Over 300 million people have seen a V-Day benefit event in their community. V-Day has received numerous acknowledgements including Worth Magazine’s 100 Best Charities, Marie Claire Magazine’s Top Ten Charities, one of the Top-Rated organizations on Philanthropedia/Guidestar and Great Nonprofits. V-Day’s newest campaign is ONE BILLION RISING which will culminate on 021413 with a global action worldwide. www.vday.orglast_img read more