- Posted February 15, 2013 by
Hundreds Dance in Denver to End Violence Against Women
- Jareen, CNN iReport producer
Snowy, cold weather did not stop several hundred people participating in the One Billion Rising "flash mob" in downtown Denver at Skyline Park on February 14, 2013. While many other metro area residents faced a snowy commute home, this crowd was dancing in a stand to end violence against women across the planet. With Valentine's Day as the event backdrop, there was no shortage of love among the dancers who found strength in each other, community and global solidarity.
The global event, organized by non-profit One Billion Rising, invited one billion women and the people that love them to "walk out, dance, rise up, and demand" an end to violence. According to the organization's website, one billion women, one of every three woman on the planet, will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. Visit www.onebillionrising.org for more information.