FEARLESS: One Billion Rising

Fearless Friday celebrates individuals, groups, or events that promote change or challenge injustice.



One Billion Rising is the annual global celebration associated with the kick-off of the Vagina Monologues. It is a day that encourages women to dance, taking ownership of their bodies, of the space they occupy, and of the rights to expression that they deserve. Over 200 men and women joined in the celebration which took place in the Junction on Feb 14th. Speakers included Professor Stephanie Sellers and Terri Hamrick (CEO of Survivors, Inc.), a student choreographed performance by Elle Rupert (’13) and Riccardo Purita (’13), and ended with a group zumba dance to ring in One Billion Rising!

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Students learn the One Billion Rising celebratory dance

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Event Coordinators Kara VanBlargan and Sarah Fodero address the participants in One Billion Rising

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Gettysburg College Rising!


And a shout out to Tori Mohr, rising with the College of Media and Communication in Serbia!