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One Billion Rising for Justice

01/23/14

One Billion Rising for Justice

JCCC participates in One Billion Rising for Justice

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Johnson County Community College students and employees will join thousands around the world on Valentine’s Day to rise, release and dance to demand justice for all survivors of gender violence.

Their activity is part of One Billion Rising for Justice, a day of action coordinated by V-Day, a global activist movement working to end violence against women and girls.

Plans call for JCCC students, employees and community members to gather at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, in room 155 of the Commons building on campus to pledge their commitment to end violence against women, release their stories and dance.

The event is part of JCCC’s “Be in the KNOW” campaign which raises student awareness of sexual assault, stalking, domestic and relationship violence, bullying and campus violence. The event is sponsored by the JCCC Student Success and Engagement Division in cooperation with the JCCC Sexual Assault Response Team. Campus organizer for the event is Gina Egan, assistant professor, science.

The effort got its name from statistics related to violence against women and girls. One in three women on the planet is raped or beaten in her lifetime, adding up to one billion women violated, according to One Billion Rising.

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