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Event Spotlight: Port Jefferson Rising on Valentine's Day

One Billion Rising activists will gather on Main Street in Port Jefferson Thursday night.

Many in Port Jefferson are joining with activists around the world Thursday for One Billion Rising, the largest day of action in the history of V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls.

Thursday at 7 p.m. there will be a gathering -- a flash mob of sorts -- in front of Starbucks on Main Street to "rise up and dance" in a movement to end this violence.

One Billion Rising began as a call to action based on the 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.

The movement reaches across the globe and is currently trending worldwide on Twitter as #1billionrising. Visit onebillionrising.org for more information and live streams of movements currently happening around the world.

Dolores Koeneke February 15, 2013 at 02:05 PM
Was the Patch in Port Jeff last night to cover Port Jeff Rising?
Ike Rauth February 15, 2013 at 03:27 PM
if you were there then where is the video?
Arona Kessler February 15, 2013 at 06:45 PM
I do not know how to upload the video here, but here are links to the video on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4s56jFxMK4 and: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8jewczVOyM&feature=youtu.be

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