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VDay 2015 Events

One Billion Rising for Justice


When: FRIDAY February 13, 2015 1-3:30 PM

Where: Arcata Plaza

Cost: FREE

Make a statement through movement that you won't tolerate any more violence against women or girls in our local community or around the world. No previous dance experience needed, you can make a statement just by being present and showing support in numbers.

This year we have a new song and choreography to rise with. We choose Katy Perry's "Roar" and asked Ann Youmans to create a dance that embodied the message. We believe she has accomplished this and we can't wait to see everyone dancing and "roaring" on the Plaza.


RSVP through Facebook and at the One Billion Rising site.


Community Practice Times-

February 2nd - 7th

  • Saturday, February 7th 9:15-9:45 a.m. Arcata Core Pilates Studio

  • Sunday, February 8th 10:15-10:45 a.m. Arcata Core Pilates Studio


February 9th-12th

  • Monday, February 9th 6:30-7:15 Arcata Vet's Hall

  • Tuesday, February 10th 5:30-6:15 Arcata Core Pilates Studio

  • Wednesday, February 11th 5:00 Arcata Core Pilates Studio




Learn the steps to the dance from the video below


Huge thanks go out to:

  • Ann Youmans for the inspiring choreography and beautiful dance demonstration

  • Eileen McGee for the videography and video production

  • Arcata Core Pilates Studio for the filming location






VDay Humboldt's dance for One Billion Rising on the Arcata Plaza 2015:


Notes on video:

  • Opening shows full dance and contains information about practice times in the community.

  • Breakdown of the steps begins at 3:40.

  • Video ends with full dance performed beginning to end with verbal cues.

  • Please note- Ann is mirroring your movements. If she moves to the right on the screen, so do you. For example, the song starts with dancers walking to the left.

  • Final arm raise ends with fingers displaying the number 1.

Arcata's first One Billion Rising event, 2013:

Arcata Rising In The Rain 2014:

The Vagina Monologues


When: February 20, 21, 22, 8:00pm

Where: D Street Community Center, 1301 D Street, Arcata

Cost:  At the door $10 for the general public and $8 for seniors and students. 

          All presale tickets are $8+fees for general public, seniors and students.

Presale tickets are available from Wildberries Market Place in Arcata, and online at Brown Paper Tickets.

The award winning play by Eve Ensler will be directed by Carly Shrman. This play is based on V-Day Founder/ playwright Eve Ensler's interviews with more than 200 women. With humor and grace the piece celebrates women’s sexuality and strength. Through this play and the liberation of this one word, countless women throughout the world have taken control of their bodies and their lives. For more than twelve years, The Vagina Monologues has given voice to experiences and feelings not previously exposed in public.



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