One Billion Rising - Lancaster Environment Centre event

Tuesday 12 February 2019, 12:30pm to 5:15pm


Lancaster Environment Centre Atrium/Covered Courtyard, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK - View Map

Open to

Alumni, External Organisations, Postgraduates, Public, Staff, Undergraduates


Registration not required - just turn up

Event Details

Dancing for Solidarity, Healing and Resistance, this event will raise the profile of the One Billion Rising mass action

“One Billion Rising is the biggest mass action to end violence against women (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender-based violence) in human history. The campaign, which launched on Valentine’s Day 2012, began as a call to action based on the staggering 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.”

  • 12:30 – 13:00 Dancing for Solidarity

Break the Chains Dance with Ann Brookes. Ann Brookes will introduce the event and there will be a demonstration of the Break the Chains dance by Ann and LEC colleagues

  • 15:00 – 16:00 Dancing for Resistance

Capoeira with Fernando Bandeira. Fernando Bandeira will explain the history of Capoeira and will then lead an introductory Capoeira session

  • 16:00 – 17:15 Dancing for Healing

Circle Dances with Ana Borges Da Costa. Ana Borges Da Costa will be sharing her research on the use of Circle Dances to promote wellbeing and will then lead us in some circle dancing

For more information on the overall action see their website, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Please upload your photos of the LEC event on to the official event listing and tag the Department as well as One Billion Rising in any that you post on social media.

Contact Details

Name Ann Brookes

Telephone number

+44 1524 510082