Join us on 14 February at Majestic Square from 10am to 5pm for a day of Dance, Music, Poetry, Speakers, Stalls, Food, Raffles and Fundraising for Women’s Network Whanganui as part of La Fiesta #11!
“We began in 2013 with a much-needed call to end violence against women.
It is now 2020, and we are still making that call, however, we are also standing in solidarity with ALL those affected by violence, in all its forms. We cannot make a change if we are divided, we must work together, all of us.
We stand in solidarity with ALL affected by abuse, rape, gender violence, femicide, corporatisation, genital mutilation, forced occupation, erasure, child marriage, bigotry, racism, sexual slavery and human trafficking, fascism, tyranny, hatred of and fear of immigrants, misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, capitalism, colonisation, imperialism, war and climate catastrophe, corporate greed and climate destruction.
This is a worldwide event and Whanganui has been the first in the world to kick it off for all these years. Over 200 countries participate, and we are honoured to be a part of it. People all over the world are dancing together, in a worldwide wave to Break the Chain and rise together.
Schedule for the Day
8:30 – 9:30 Set up Stalls
9:45 Greeting – Carla Donson
10:00 (Flash Mob) – Break the Chain
10:10 Announcements / Introductions
10:30 Music –
10:50 Speaker –
11:00 Speaker –
11:10 (Flash Mob) – The Witch Dance
11:15 Music –
11:30 Music –
11:45 Dance – Bohemian Genie Bellydance
12:00 Drumming – Community Drumming Whanganui
12:30 Music –
12:45 Dance –
1:00 (Flash Mob) – Break the Chain / Raffle
1:15 Music –
1:45 Poetry Reading
2:00 Speaker – Theresa Whiting, on Psychological Well-being:
The impact of stress on well-being, and resilience.
2:30 Music –
2:45 Music –
3:00 (Flash Mob) – The Witch Dance / Raffle
3:15 Music –
3:30 Music –
3:45 Music – Sophie and Stevie Toyne
4:00 (Flash Mob) – Break the Chain / Raffle
4:15 Music –
4:30 Goodbyes and Gratitudes
4:45 Closing Ceremony with Jacqueline Brand
5:00 Clean up / Break down
Here is a link to the Flash Mob choreography. Get a group together or just start practicing on your own, it is fun to do!
We will attempt to live-stream the event as well.
JOIN THE RISING, SIGN UP OFFICIALLY HERE:
RISING the Documentary about OBR 2013 here:
ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE 2014 Documentary:
ONE BILLION RISING WANGANUI 2013 Video here:
ONE BILLION RISING WANGANUI 2014 Video here:
ONE BILLION RISING WHANGANUI 2015 Video here:
ONE BILLION RISING WHANGANUI 2018 Video here:
Bohemian Genie Tribal Bellydance at One Billion Rising Whanganui 2019:
IGYB at One Billion Rising Whanganui 2019: