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ONE BILLION RISING:  American Dance Therapy Association




February 14, 2013 was V-Day’s Largest Day of Action Ever


February 14, 2013, AMERICAN DANCE THERAPY ASSOCIATION (ADTA) throughout the U.S. and North America: On February 14, 2013, dance/movement therapists join with activists around the world for ONE BILLION RISING, the largest day of action in the history of V-Day, the global activist 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, the organizations below in conjunction with the ADTA will join activists, writers, thinkers, celebrities, and women and men across the world as we express their outrage, demand change, strike, dance, and RISE in defiance of the injustices women suffer, demanding an end at last to violence against women.


ADTA President Dr. Sherry Goodill announces the official involvement of ADTA in the global movement "One Billion Rising" on video at On February 14th we join in this movement, offering our voices and our dance in solidarity with a billion other people around the globe, demanding an end to these atrocities.


Boulder, Co: On Feb. 14, 2013 from 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM MST, The Rocky Mountain Chapter of the ADTA and Naropa University students are hosting Rise Up and Dance! in Virya Classroom at Naropa University's Paramita Campus.

Brooklyn, NY: On Feb. 14, 2013 from 12:00 PM - 12:05 PM EST, dance/movement therapists Jennifer Giuglianotti and Orit Zabari will present Choreography On Canvas at Choreography on Canvas Studio.


Cambridge, MA: On Feb. 14, 2013 from 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM EST, students, faculty, and staff present Lesley and Violence Transformed: One Billion Rising at University Hall 2nd floor Atrium, Lesley University a day of performance, processions, film, discussion and visualization.


Chicago, IL: On Feb. 14, 2013 from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST, Columbia College Chicago, ILADTA, Moved, EDNC and the women of Grace House through the Michael Barlow Center will present Rising and Reclaiming Life!  to bring attention to the injustice of women, in prison and in life at the Michael Barlow Center.


Maplewood, NJ: On Feb. 14, 2013, from 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM EST, Erica Furman will offer Rising with Babies, a Baby and Me yoga class and rise, strike and asana to end the violence at Shakti Living Arts.


Paramus, NJ: On Feb. 14, 2013 from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST, The Women's and Dance Clubs will host Dance to Rise, Dance to Heal a day of dance, information tables, flash mobs, dance-a-thon, performances, on-site lessons, dance-related demonstrations, and give aways in the Student Center, Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ.


Queretaro, Mexico: On Feb. 14, 2013 from 11:00 AM - 12:00 CST, students from the Autonomous University of Queretaro present Strike. Dance. Rise, sharing choreography and creative reflections about gender violence at Central Plaza, Manuel Gómez-Morín Cultural Center.


Ridgewood, NJ: On  Feb. 14, 2013,  all day,  Art of Motion is offering Dance to Support the Cause, complimentary classes for all new adult students.


Summit, NJ: On Feb. 14, 2013 from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM EST Lena Gabrielsen and other instructors offer an extended Thursday night Nia class at the Terra Sky Center.


Dance/movement therapists  offer women who have experienced violence and oppression the experience that their body is nothing to be ashamed of and invites them to access their power, sense of agency, and wisdom. The ADTA is proud to officially join One Billion Rising.

For more information, contact Donna Newman-Bluestein,  ADTA Spokesperson at 

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