Log In   ·   Become A Member

Two East End Organizations Partnering To Host Hamptons One Billion Rising

Nicole Barylski

One Billion Rising launched on Valentine's Day 2012. (Courtesy Photo)

On Sunday, February 14th, The Neo-Political Cowgirls, a women's dance theatre company, and The Retreat, the East End's only domestic violence agency, are joining forces to present a local One Billion Rising event as part of the global call to stop violence against women and girls.

Taking place at Guild Hall in East Hampton, the event is open to all, from singers to performers to poets to writers, as well as those not directly involved in the arts. Attendees will support the call by rising through dance, written word, and songs to show encouragement for the community and commemorate that together, it is possible to defeat violence.

"The Neo-Political Cowgirls are always proud to partner with The Retreat to bring creativity to the forefront as a method for changing the world, confronting demons and brightening the future for our community," said Kate Mueth, Founder of the Neo-Political Cowgirls, who organizes the dance.

One Billion Rising launched on Valentine's Day 2012. The annual campaign started as a call to action established because of the astonishing statistic that 1 in 3 women (which totals one billion women and girls worldwide) will be either beaten or raped during her lifetime. The event was created to bring together people from across the world to express their disappointment, strike, dance, and rise in defiance of the inequalities that women suffer and to demand a halt of the violence.

"One Billion Rising is a powerful campaign that motivates us to work harder to prevent and end violence against women, not only on the East End of Long Island, but throughout the world," added Loretta K. Davis, Executive Director at The Retreat.

In 2015, the theme shifted to support a "rise for revolution" to alter the paradigm, request liability, justice and efficient change. 2016's Rising will also support the call for revolution, with a focus on marginalized women and bringing national and international attention to their issues.

One Billion Rising at Guild Hall will take place from 3 to 5 p.m.

Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street in East Hampton. For more information, visit www.guildhall.org.

Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski

Related Articles:

Be the first to comment on this article. (Just fill out the form below)

Submit Your Comment

Please note, you are not currently logged in. Your comment will be submitted as a guest.
To submit your comment as a member, please click here.
Your Name:
* Comments will be reviewed and posted in a timely fashion
* All fields are required
What color is a firetruck?
(For spam prevention, thanks)
East End Tick Control
The East End's only New York State licensed dedicated tick and mosquito control specialists!

BNB Bank
For over 100 years Bridgehampton Bank has been the East End's hometown bank. Many success stories...one bank, BNB!

CP Complete- Landscape Design & Construction
Paul Guillo And Chris Hall Two Of The Most Respected Names In The Community Together, they are partners in CP Complete. They bring their years of experience and integrity to creating and renovating luxury backyards.

Brown Harris Stevens is the quintessential luxury real estate firm, with a history of leadership and a culture of professionalism and discretion dating back to 1873
Brown Harris Stevens is the quintessential luxury real estate firm, with a history of leadership and a culture of professionalism and discretion dating back to 1873. At every level of Brown Harris Stevens, you will find highly experienced, knowledgeable experts, single-mindedly devoted to your interests and your satisfaction. With offices in the Hamptons, New York City, Palm Beach, and Miami our brokers are exceptional - leading the field with the quality of their work ethic, their outstanding success rate and the sheer quantity of their transactions.

Southrifty Drug 54 Jagger Lane, Southampton Village
Southrifty Drug is a small, neighborhood pharmacy with limited shelf space, and we have to be very selective about which over-the-counter items we carry. As a result you'll find a no nonsense concentration of very effective, high quality and useful products on our shelves. In this new section, we feature a number of these products that we feel are especially worthy of your consideration.