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One Billion Rising
We have a week of news programming focusing on women's issues starting Monday February 11th.
On Thursday, February 14th, from 12pm-12.10pm we participate in a global dance party with 10 mins of special one billion rising music.

On Monday's A Public Affair, Miriam Schiff, one of the local organizers of the One Billion Rising events, spoke of the need to raise awareness about violence against women. We also heard from Lys Anzia with Women's News Network and Queen Bee Yates, who is organizing some flashmob events in Denver for the One Billion Rising celebrations.

On Monday's Outsources, we heard from Nicole Garcia, cast-member of the Boulder Vagina Monologues, who shared her story of transition from male to female:

On Tuesday during the Morning Magazine, Maeve Conran spoke with Jenny Schiff, Artistic and Executive Director of the Schiff Dance Collective about Wednesday's Luna Fest 2013, which is a fundraiser for the Dance Collective. Luna Fest features short films for and about women. Listen to this interview here.

On Tuesday during Hemispheres, Elena Klaver speaks with powerful women doing great work. The first half hour will feature Lori Joyce, producer, writer, filmmaker and director of Arise, a documentary on women all over the world working to heal social and environmental problems. With Lori will be Candace Orlando, co-director of ARISE and Dana Miller of Grow Local Colorado. Majora Carter, of the Urban Revitalization Center in the Bronx might be available by telephone. Information on the film, which also features Winona LaDuka, is at www.arisethemovie.com . The second half hour will give voice to local women from Idle No More. Taryn Soncee Waters is Lakota and Cheyenne and a member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe in Lame Deer Montana. Cheyenne Birdshead is a senior at Lakewood high school, and is an enrolled member of the Southern Cheyenne and Arapahoe tribes of Oklahoma. Jolynne Locust-Woodcock is Oglala Lakota and Cherokee, and a freelance photographer from Denver. We might be joined by Darla Goodwin from Idle No More Canada by telephone. Idle No More Denver and IDM groups from Canada and elsewhere can be found on Facebook.

On Wednesday's Morning Magazine, Joel Edelstein speaks with Anne Tapp of the Safehouse about the reality of violence against women in the Metro area.

On Wednesday's Metro, Elzabieta speaks with Belinda Garcia, Executive Director of Sisters of Color United for Education, she has been working with women who have been victims of sexual assault for more than 30 years.

On Thursday's Morning Magazine Maeve Conran speaks with Melissa Michaels on how dance can be used to heal those affected by violence and how it can help create positive body image. Melissa is leading a One Billion Rising dance party at the Avalon Ballroom in Boulder at 3.30pm on Thursday, February 14th. Listen again to this interview here.

From 8.35-9.30am on Thursday morning, Maeve Conran hosts a panel discussion on the History of Violence against Women and Why it happens and continues to happen, as well as strategies to end it. Guests include Kirsten Wilson, Oak Chavez, Kirsten Westby and Diana DeBella. Listen here.

On It's the Economy at 6pm on Thursday, host Liz Lane looks at economic issues affecting women with author and social activist Riane Eisler, and Janet Beardsley of the Boulder YWCA.


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