Be part of 'One Billion Rising'

Organizations across the world are gathering together to “walk out,” “dance,” “rise up,” and “demand an end to violence against women” this Valentine’s Day.

On Orcas, Gail Anderson-Toombs is asking for any islanders interested in gathering on the Village Green on Feb. 14, between 12 and 12:15 p.m.. Dance sing or just be. A bell will ring and you will be asked to raise your arm and point to the sky to show your demand to end violence against women.

For info, visit or contact Anderson-Toombs at 376-9449.

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