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CCU celebrates Rising for Justice on Feb. 14

February 7, 2014

Coastal Carolina University students will join with activists around the world for ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE Day on Friday, Feb. 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Prince Lawn, as part of a worldwide campaign to bring attention to violence against women and girls. At noon, students will perform a flash mob dance to the song “Break the Chain,” the anthem of the movement. Information on supportive organizations and programs will also be available to students.

“This year we will renew our commitment to prevent gender violence and seek justice for all survivors,” said Angie Fitzpatrick, lecturer and assistant director of CCU’s Women's and Gender Studies program that hosts the event.

ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE is a call to women, men and youth around the world to gather safely on this designated day in support of the campaign. “We cannot end violence against women without looking at the intersection of poverty, racism, war, the plunder of the environment, capitalism, imperialism and patriarchy,” according to the website.

For more information on the movement, visit email Fitzpatrick at, call 843-349-4051 or visit Facebook: Women's and Gender Studies -- Coastal Carolina University.