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Tahoe-Truckee dances as part of One Billion Rising effort to end violence

Margaret Moran
mmoran@sierrasun.com

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Dozens of community members gathered this holiday weekend to dance in downtown Truckee as part of a global effort aimed at ending violence against women and girls.

The One Billion Rising campaign is based on the statistic that one in three women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With a world population of 7 billion, that adds up to more than 1 billion women and girls.

During Sunday's roughly four-minute dance routine — dubbed "Break the Chain" — women stretched out their hand in the sign for stop, joined hands in solidarity and pointed fingers skyward as a collective group in front of the downtown Truckee Visitor Center, while a small crowd looked on.

Launched on Valentine's Day 2012, One Billion Rising's campaign theme this year is "Rise for Revolution: Listen, Act, Rise."

Visit OneBillionRising.org or find the One Billion Rising Truckee/Tahoe page on Facebook for more information.