1 Billion Rising Events
Modern Day Gabriela, Rise!
United Kingdom > London > St. John’s Church Lansdowne Crescent, London, W11 2NN > 2014-02-15 > 17:00
About The Event
We rise against violence on Filipino women and children! We rise to call for an end of abuse on domestic workers! We are rising in solidarity with all women around the world who are victims of violence! We rise because we want change!
ONE BILLION RISING UK
We are joining One Billion Rising UK on 14 February 2014 at Trafalgar Square at 12.30. Get ready with your “Break the Chain” dance by checking out this video and rehearsing:
BREAK THE CHAIN
Produced by Eve Ensler and V-Day, directed by Tony Stroebel, written and produced by Tena Clark with music by Tena Clark and Tim Heintz, and featuring dancer and choreographer Debbie Allen. “Break the Chain” aims to raise awareness around the world about V-Day’s fastest escalating global campaign to date, ONE BILLION RISING. The ONE BILLION RISING campaign 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 14 February 2013, V-Day’s 15th anniversary, activists, writers, thinkers, celebrities and women and men across the world will come together to express their outrage, strike, dance, and RISE in defiance of the injustices women suffer, demanding an end at last to violence against women. Find out more at www.onebillionrising.org Want to download the song? Right here: http://onebillionrising.org/breakthechain Want to learn the choreography? Video coming soon! “Break the Chain” Lyrics Lyrics by Tena Clark Music by Tena Clark/Tim Heintz Intro- I raise my arms to the sky On my knees I pray I’m not afraid anymore I will walk through that door Walk, dance, rise Walk, dance, rise I can see a world where we all live Safe and free from all oppression No more rape or incest, or abuse Women are not a possession You’ve never owned me, don’t even know me I’m not invisible, I’m simply wonderful I feel my heart for the first time racing I feel alive, I feel so amazing I dance cause I love Dance cause I dream Dance cause I’ve had enough Dance to stop the screams Dance to break the rules Dance to stop the pain Dance to turn it upside down Its time to break the chain, oh yeah Break the Chain Dance, rise Dance, rise In the middle of this madness, we will stand I know there is a better world Take your sisters & your brothers by the hand Reach out to every woman & girl This is my body, my body’s holy No more excuses, no more abuses We are mothers, we are teachers, We are beautiful, beautiful creatures I dance cause I love Dance cause I dream Dance cause I’ve had enough Dance to stop the screams Dance to break the rules Dance to stop the pain Dance to turn it upside down It’s time to break the chain, oh yeah Break the Chain, oh yeah Break the Chain Dance Break Inst. Dance, rise Dance, rise Sister won’t you help me, sister won’t you rise x4 Dance, rise Dance, rise Sister won’t you help me, sister won’t you rise x4 This is my body, my body’s holy No more excuses, no more abuses We are mothers, we are teachers, We are beautiful, beautiful creatures I dance cause I love Dance cause I dream Dance cause I’ve had enough Dance to stop the screams Dance to break the rules Dance to stop the pain Dance to turn it upside down Its time to break the chain, oh yeah Break the Chain, oh yeah Break the Chain (Repeat chorus)
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15 FEBRUARY 2014, SATURDAY 5.00pm
On 15 February 2014 at 5.00pm, The Filipino Domestic Workers Association (FDWA-UK), in co-operation with Kanlungan and the Gabriela Organising Commitee UK Chapter, will have their One Billion Rising Flash Indoor Dance at
St. John’s Church, Lansdowne Crescent, London, W11 2NN
Join us! Wear something red, purple or pink and check out this video:
NEW! One Billion Rising PH Dance Instructional Video
Instructional dance video of One Billion Rising Philippines. One Billion Rising (OBR) is a global campaign to end violence against women that will culminate on February 14, 2013. In Manila, the main “rising” will be held as a dance party and cultural event at Tomas Morato, Quezon City, starting at 6:00 PM. Strike.Dance.Rise! The OBR Philippine campaign is being led by GABRIELA, Gabriela Women’s Party and New Voice Company. For more information, visit: www.onebillionrising.org www.gabrielaph.com Like our page: http://www.facebook.com/gabriela.alliance Follow us on Twitter: @gabrielaphils This video is co-produced for the One Billion Rising PH campaign by PinoyMedia Center.
About The Organization
Gabriela Organising Committee – UK Chapter, in co-operation with Filipino Domestic Workers Associaiton (FDWA-UK) and Kanlungan Filipino Alliance
Gabriela organizing Committee – UK Chapter is a group of women from the Philippines, with different backgrounds, who have experienced abuse and discrimination because of their gender. Our aim is to empower ourselves, to fight against abuse and discrimination that we face in our daily lives!
We named our group in honor of Gabriela Silang, the first Filipina who led the revolt against Spanish Colonization in the Philippines. She remains to be the beacon of women struggles in the Philippines.
This event is in co-operation with the Filipino Domestic Workers Association FDWA-UK and Kanlungan Filipino Alliance