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Twin cities embrace V-Day

Wed, 13 Feb 2013 10:20:02 CST
By: Jim Browne

Twin cities embrace V-Day This Valentines day is also the 15th annual "V-Day" observance. Organizers are calling it, "One Billion Rising," the largest day of action in the history of the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. Meg Backus is coordinating the twin cities events.   Backus says V-Day is an outgrowth of the popular "Vagina Monologues":

   
Backus says recent events like the rape and murder of an Indian woman on a bus, and the shooting of a Pakistan girl, are raising the profile of abuse against women:

   
     A happy hour at Fat Jacks Thursday from 5-til-7 will be preceeded by a Zumba dance event at I-S-U's Bowling and Billiards Center.
   

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