one billion rising steubenville

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February 14, 2013 we joined one billion people around the globe to Strike! Dance! Rise! and demand an end to violence against women and girls.

One billion women violated is an atrocity

One billion women dancing is a revolution

 Our first stop was Steubenville, OH.  Steubenville and its surrounding communities are struggling with the multiple rape  and assault of a young woman by members of the football team.
We danced to bring compassion, love and strength to the survivor of this horrific assault.  But we also danced for the people of Steubenville to give then strength to allow light to shine on the truth.

Our second stop was back at home in Northeast Ohio as we danced at the Chapel Hill Mall in Akron.

Learn more about One Billion Rising at www.onebillionrising.org

Click here for background on the Steubenville rape case

Click here for music video for Break the Chain.

Break the Chain Lyrics

Lyrics by Tena Clark
Music by Tena Clark/Tim Heintz

Intro-
I raise my arms to the sky
On my knees I pray
I’m not afraid anymore
I will walk through that door
Walk, dance, rise
Walk, dance, rise

I can see a world where we all live
Safe and free from all oppression
No more rape or incest, or abuse
Women are not a possession

You’ve never owned me, don’t even know me I’m not invisible, I’m simply wonderful I feel my heart for the first time racing I feel alive, I feel so amazing

I dance cause I love
Dance cause I dream
Dance cause I’ve had enough
Dance to stop the screams
Dance to break the rules
Dance to stop the pain
Dance to turn it upside down
Its time to break the chain, oh yeah
Break the Chain
Dance, rise
Dance, rise

In the middle of this madness, we will stand I know there is a better world Take your sisters & your brothers by the hand Reach out to every woman & girl

This is my body, my body’s holy
No more excuses, no more abuses
We are mothers, we are teachers,
We are beautiful, beautiful creatures

I dance cause I love
Dance cause I dream
Dance cause I’ve had enough
Dance to stop the screams
Dance to break the rules
Dance to stop the pain
Dance to turn it upside down
It’s time to break the chain, oh yeah
Break the Chain, oh yeah
Break the Chain

Dance Break Inst.

Dance, rise
Dance, rise

Sister won’t you help me, sister won’t you rise x4

Dance, rise
Dance, rise

Sister won’t you help me, sister won’t you rise x4

This is my body, my body’s holy
No more excuses, no more abuses
We are mothers, we are teachers,
We are beautiful, beautiful creatures

I dance cause I love
Dance cause I dream
Dance cause I’ve had enough
Dance to stop the screams
Dance to break the rules
Dance to stop the pain
Dance to turn it upside down
Its time to break the chain, oh yeah
Break the Chain, oh yeah
Break the Chain

(Repeat chorus)

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4 thoughts on “one billion rising steubenville

  1. Can someone Ustream the meeting in Akron so that those of us here and steubenville can see what’s going on and know what to do on that day???

    • I don’t know if I am that tech savvy! but if someone is we can do that. However I will have all the info posted here and on the FB page and if you rsvp’d to the invite for Steubenville via FB, you will get an update. We will do our best to keep everyone in the loop!

  2. One Billion Rising Steubenville: Strike. Dance. Rise | Busted Bitches And Internet Stalkers

  3. rising to the demand for a world without violence against women – deblemire

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