Please join us for a special event that will help generate greater attention to the fight to stop violence against women and girls.
“One Billion Rising” is a global event that encourages one billion women, and those who love them, to walk out, dance, rise up, and show their support to end this violence.
WHEN: Thursday, February 14th, from noon until 5:00 p.m. This event is free, but we are encouraging donations to the Washbourne House.
WHERE: Backstage Studio Productions (BSP) on Wall Street in the Historic Stockade District of Uptown Kingston. The city is making free parking available from 12-5pm in the Stockade District.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
- 11:00am – 12:00pm Registration
- 12:00 – 12:15pm Welcome from Hale Advisors, Inc. and ‘One Billion Rising‘ short film
Intro of Gwen Wright by Assemblyman Kevin Cahill
- 12:15 – 12:30pm Gwen Wright, Executive Director, Office for The Prevention of Domestic Violence
- 12:30 – 1:00pm DXF SM Drew Andrews from The Center for Creative Education
- 1:00 – 1:45pm Ulster County Panel, Moderator Kathy Moretti from Washbourne House, Shayne Gallo, Mayor City of Kingston; Holley Carnright, Ulster County D.A., Liz Culmone, A.D.A.; Egidio Tinti, Chief of Police Kingston; Michael A. Iapoce, Commissioner of Social Services
Intro of Yungchen Lhamo by Natalie Merchant
- 2:00 – 2:15pm Yungchen Lhamo performance
- 2:15 – 2:30pm Joan Henry, Native traditional song carrier
- 2:30 – 2:45pm Zumba™ with Jennifer Brown
- 2:45 – 3:00pm V-Day Monologues
- 3:00 – 3:20pm Karen Holtslag rhythmic monologue accompanied by percussion
Intro of Andrea Park by Ulster County Clerk Nina Postupack
- 3:45 – 4:00pm Andrea Park, Executive Director, YWCA Ulster County and Mary Farel, Director, Girls, Inc. of Ulster and Dutchess Counties
- 4:00 – 4:30pm Pook and Energy Dance Company – Dance demo, drumming and dance along
- 4:30 – 5:00pm Break The Chain Dance, Energy Dance Company dancers teaching “BREAK The Chain” dance
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