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Feb14th Vday Smart Mob event- Rise/Strike/DANCE (Beirut)

"On V-Day’s 15th Anniversary, 14 February Protected content , we are inviting ONE BILLION women and those who love them (MEN!) to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to this violence. ONE BILLION RISING will move the earth, activating women and men across every country. V-Day wants the world to see our collective strength, our numbers, our solidarity across borders." - Protected content

Lebanon is RISING! On Thursday Valentine's Day we are stepping out and striking, dancing and rising in Beirut Souks ( by the jewelry souks) at 6:30pm.

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1• OPENING: V-Monologue -excerpts from Project Unbreakable- to be read and emoted in English/Arabic by playwright/director Lina Khoury

2• The Dance: “Break the Chain” (Smart mob)
This is the One Billion Rising anthem and dance for about 4.5 minutes. We as a group of women and men will dance, inviting the public to join in rising and dancing. A team of men and women will hold One Billion Rising banners.

3• CLOSING: Positive Message (excerpts from Eve Ensler’s poem, Rising) – to be read by Junaline Bañez-Moussi, one of the organizers of the OBR Lebanon campaign.

At closing, we will ask the public to write on a Vision Wall (In Beirut Souks) on what 1 Billion Women Deserve!

In peace, purpose and solidarity with LOVE!

From the One Billion Rising Lebanon team,

Reine Azzi
Junaline Bañez-Moussi
Maral Der Boghossian
Lina Fakhoury
Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck
Pamela Haladjian
Lara Khatchikian
Sarine Khatchikian
Talar Khatchikian
Maysan Marouf
Roberto Moussi
Mira Nassif

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