One Billion Rising is the largest mass initiative to end violence against women in human history. The name stems from the statistic that 1 in 3 women will be beaten or raped during her lifetime, totaling 1 BILLION women and Girls. Last year, millions of people from over 200 countries participated in this global event. For the first time in event history, Chattanoogans are joining the movement to bring awareness to gender-based violence through DANCE!

Join Partnership for Families, Children and Adults for a mid-day dance party on Valentine’s Day at Bessie Smith Cultural Center! We’ll have live music by the Joey Winslett Band featuring Tia Kemp and Timiethea Delaney, and food from The Grilled Cheese Emergency.

Event details:

Feb. 14 (Tuesday) 11am-1pm Bessie Smith Cultural Center

Live Music by the Joey Winslett Band, special guests Tia Kemp (GPS Senior, will be singing Respect at noon) and Timiethea Delaney.

Food from the Grilled Cheese Emergency

Every radio station in the city will be live on the lawn and is committed to playing Aretha Franklin’s Respect at Noon.

Event is free (food is not).

Speakers: Bob Corker, Andy Berke, Jim Coppinger

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