PHOTOS: 1 Billion Rising 2020 in Arcata Plaza

Annual event takes aim at ending violence against women, girls

  • Students from Coastal Grove Charter School dance Friday afternoon as part of the 1 Billion Rising event. The event, now in its eighth year in Arcata, is aimed at ending violence against women and girls and occurs each year on Valentine’s Day. Many of the participants wear pink and red for the event. The 1 Billion Rising website states, “We rise to show we are determined to create a new kind of consciousness – one where violence will be resisted until it is unthinkable.” (Ruth Schneider — The Times-Standard)

  • Coastal Grove Charter School students dance in Arcata Plaza on Friday afternoon to the original song “Break the Chain.” (Ruth Schneider — The Times-Standard)

  • Jessie Hobba, center, the organizer of the local 1 Billion Rising event, speaks before the dancing begins, telling participants and onlookers that “dancing can be an act of defiance.” She added that it is “an artistic way to fight violence and hate.” (Ruth Schneider — The Times-Standard)

  • Students from Sunny Brae Middle School participate in Friday afternoon’s 1 Billion Rising dance event on the Arcata Plaza. (Ruth Schneider — The Times-Standard)

  • An adult smiles and dances behind a slew of youth who took part in Friday afternoon’s dancing event at the Arcata Plaza. (Ruth Schneider — The Times-Standard)


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