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Grant County Joins Global Campaign to Stop Violence against Women and Girls

February 14, 2013 to be V-Day's Largest Day of Action Ever

On Thursday February 14, 2013, at 4:00 p.m., Grant County will join with activists around the world for ONE BILLION RISING, the largest day of action in the history of V-Day, a global movement to end violence against women and girls. Please join us for an inspirational march from Gough Park to the Silco Theatre in Silver City, with music and dancing to follow.

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, Grant County will join activists, writers, thinkers, celebrities, and women and men across the world as we demand change, strike, dance, and RISE in defiance of the injustices women suffer, demanding an end at last to violence against women.

To learn more about VDay, Grant County call Silver Regional Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS) at 575-313-6203. To learn more about VDay and its campaigns, visit www.vday.org or www.onebillionrising.org

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