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One Billion Rising Nelson event set for Women’s Day

One Billion Rising is teaming up with the Nelson and District Women's Centre for an event on March 8

Nelson will join with activists around the world for “One Billion Rising For Justice” at The Old Church Hall (602 Kootenay Street) on March 8 at 7 p.m.

The campaign will build upon the energy and momentum that was created on February 14, 2013 when one billion activists in 207 countries and territories came together to rise, strike and dance, in the biggest mass action in human history, to demand an end to violence against women and girls.

March 8 is International Women’s Day, and One Billion Rising is teaming up with the Nelson and District Women’s Centre to create what is sure to be an amazing and inspiring night.

The event will include dance, song, spoken word, and more. There will be performances by DJ Morninglory and Rhoneil, with more to be announced soon. An open mic component will be available for anyone who wishes to speak briefly on women’s justice.


International Women’s Day celebrates the social, political and economic achievements of women, and focuses energy on the work still to be done to reach equality. One Billion Rising calls on us to claim space and dance together for a world free from gender-based violence.

All ages and genders welcome! Doors open at 6:30 and the entertainment will go from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 to $20 sliding scale or $15 to $40 for families. Tickets available at the door. Delicious snacks and refreshments will be available.

All proceeds go to support our Nelson and District Women’s Centre. To learn more about the event visit the One Billion Rising Nelson Facebook page, email or, or call the Women’s Centre at 250-352-9916.

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