Peekskill Residents Join "One Billion Rising" In Dance

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Members of EMBARK Peekskill and city residents and leaders take part in the "One Billion Rising: event Thursday in Peekskill. The worldwide event is aimed at bringing awareness to violence toward women. Video by Art Cusano. Photo Credit: thedailypeekskill
Members of EMBARK Peekskill and city residents and leaders take part in the "One Billion Rising" event Thursday in Peekskill. The worldwide event is aimed at bringing awareness to violence toward women. Video by Art Cusano. Photo Credit: thedailypeekskill

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Dozens of community residents joined with women and men around the world for “One Billion Rising,” a global movement to end violence against women and girls. The event is led by EMBARK Peekskill.

Peekskill had its own “One Billion Rising” dance flash mob perform to the campaign song “Break the Chain,” which was created especially for the event.

Participants were able to learn the dance on their own online at “Break the Chain,” while others learned it in a group setting at Energy Movement Center with EMBARK Peekskill, who sponsored the event.

"One Billion Rising" began as a call to action based on the organization's statistic that reportedly shows one in three women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at about 7 billion, this adds up to more than one billion women and girls. To learn more, visit www.onebillionrising.org.

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