Flash Mob To Protest Violence Against Women

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A worldwide movement sponsored by women’s rights activists and those who seek an end to domestic violence is coming to the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor next week.

Calling for justice wherever women should feel entitled to gather safely—everywhere, essentially, as the movement has sponsored outings in embassies, courthouses, parks, schools and workplaces—the organizers of the event next Thursday, February 27, promise that an angry mob will show up. An angry flash mob, that is, dancing and singing with instruction from the East Hampton-based dance theater company The Neo-Political Cowgirls.

The event, a local extension of the global phenomenon known as One Billion Rising For Justice, is a benefit for The Retreat, the East Hampton safe haven for victims of domestic abuse and their children.

Last year, according to onebillionrising.org, one billion people across 207 countries rose and danced throughout the month of February to protest violence against women and girls.

The flash mob will commence at 5:30 p.m. and although details on what will go down are vague, a description of the day on the website provides a glimpse: “It is a call to survivors and their supporters to break the silence and release their stories—politically, spiritually, outrageously—through art, dance, marches, ritual, song, spoken word, testimonies and whatever feels right.”

The organizers suggest a $20 donation for participants, to benefit The Retreat. For more information, call Christiana Dinkelmeyer at (631) 329-4398.

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