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world. and just think if woman were equally included in decision-making around the world, there would be no economic disaster throughout the world. (applause) so today, as part of dancing and part of celebrating the important message that we all stand united together to take the pledge to end violence against woman and girls for good. so let's do this together. are you ready? four the pledge?. oh, okay... all right i just want to get you ready. we will be back in a very short second for this pledge. i have to listen to the
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woman on this thing. you bet mr. mayor. san francisco are we ready? yeah. >> are we rising? yeah. >> let's show the world that san francisco can be counted on, just think about it for a moment one out of every three woman will be sexually a abused or assaulted in their lifetime that has to stop. and we here in san francisco are going to show no tolerance or abuse against young girls and woman. are we ready? yeah. >> are we rising? yeah. >> i have to take a moment to thank some people first, i want to thank my beautiful wife. who's just an incredible woman she is the anchor in my life and someone that i appreciate so dearly. and i want to thank
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you so much for everything that you do and for your commitment to ending violence against woman. i also want to thank mayor lee because whether he was a approached with the idea of doing this, he immediately said yes. thank you mayor lee. thank you and to the family and i want to thank the organizers who very early on came together and said, fraction will stand up and be counted and i want to thank our board of supervisor and is people like myself specifically reb beck ray pro exam when i came up and said, rebecca we have to help get this going and she said, no problem where is rebecca give her a round of a plews people. okay i guess we are ready to move on and the only thing that i want to ask all of you is that when i dance, i want to dance also do
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not laugh. because i'm a horrible dancer. rp so let's go on with the program david i'm going introduce the president of the board of supervisors david chiu. >> thank you. is anybody here ready to be hart parte of a revolution? do we have anyone here ready to rise?. yeah. >> are we here to say "no," to violence against woman and children. on behalf of the board of supervisors and i want to that you and say happy valentine's day and thank you for being part of our city of love and revolution and in 1967, san francisco started the city of love. on 2004, on valentine's day san franciscans stood up for love by showing that our l g b t couples should mary and today on valentine's day in 2013, we are saying it again. we are the city that shows that we know how to love and saying that real love does
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not involve violence against woman and against girls and against children i want i want to also take a moment and give a shout-out to all of the men vagina friendly warriors are standing here with woman thank you for being here. and i want to take a moment just a moment of reveals 12 year ago there was an immigrant woman named claire tam panic geo[spelling?] who was brutely murdered and i want to thank each of you from the domestic violence tweunt community 12 year ago who say to the policy makers no, we must come together. our work is not done. let me tell that you the late etc. report shows that the domestic violence crisis hot lines of the past year forty seven% more calls and necessary domestic
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violence centers 29 more beds retired and our district attorney has much to prosecute 88% more cases in the last two years and i want to thank my colleagues from the board of supervisors because this week we agreed to put in half a million dollars more money into the domestic violence work. thank you colleagues. >> (applause) in closing, this past month, we separated the 50th an anniversary of martin luther kin's "i had a speech," and we know that we all here have a dream look around you today we represent the diversity of san francisco around the world and we all have a dream that some day, every woman and every child in this world will not have to worry about violence. we will take care of our children chirp. and this is a dream we know that will come true if we all rise not just 8pm hundred thousand
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san franciscans but one billion citizens around the world thank you for being here. (applause) . hello san francisco. i have a voice, so i'm rising. my voice can save a life can your voice save a life?. yeah. >> imagine if each voice can save a life we cannot do it alone but as an entire city we have so many innovative programs here in san francisco it tax the minimums from our mayor and d a and our law enforcement and thank you to the board of supervisors for protoing additional funds so our partner agencies can serve all of the woman who need help in san francisco we have got to say stop no more violence, no more assaults no more rapes can i hear you shout out yes, a revolution against violence
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against woman? san francisco reflects the world. we provide services in over 65 languages, woman are currently turned away because we don't have enough services so thank you for the funning board of supervisors and i'm proud to announce that san francisco has also received funds from the federal government. president back barrack obama and the department of justice has recognized the great events that san francisco has started and want us to continue to acted indicate violence here in san francisco and start a global movement. (applause) everyone here is touched by domestic violence. if you say you do know, it may be your co worker it could be your sister who doesn't want to speak out it could be your mother or grand mother. i do this in memory of a fellow co worker a fellow
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public sector attorney laura sweat who was murdered by her husband and in that moment, two young children were left without a mother. i do this in her memory and in hope that her children will no longer see anymore violence and i do this in the hope that the world will see no more violence. thank you for joining one billion rising. you have the power to save lives. (applause) thank you julie sue the president of the commission and the status of woman. are there vagina's around? yeah are there pussies here? , my name is medical knee mand har and i'm the president of the fill phenowoman's network one of the organizers of these events tonight. and i'm a survivor of domestic violence
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i i'm here ton because when i was 22 -years-old i didn't know that i could love my a beautiful marriage i rise tonight because when i was 26 -years-old i didn't know administrator could you please tellless other woman suffering like me. i rise tonight because i did not know that my children and i could have a life without fear and violence. i rise tonight because it took me many many years with the help of community members before i was able to tell anyone about the violence and to ask for help. i rise tonight because tonight, i know that what happened to me, was not my fault. i demand tonight and every night that we as a community of loving and caring people speak up and extend help when we see or hear about
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violence against girls and i demand tonight and every night that we as a community we as a community of loud and strong activists, will shout enough enough stop the violence now. i demand tonight and every night that we as a community violence against woman with explicitting protocols which aid in -- to introduce new paradigms like wattive v day has done today with one billion rising worldwide an action that has shift us about violence against woman and girls. girls, i demand that tonight and every night that there is a community of mothers and fathers and grand mothers and grandfathers neighbors and
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friends brothers and stand together with woman and girls in san francisco and i stand tonight in the name of claire joyce sin fan coa 28 -years-old filipino woman murdered in front of her young children and i also stand topped in the memory of julie frays cowho was board of trusteesly beat to death on her birthday because she want today leave her a beautiful marriage. i stand tonight in memory of marriesa corpus who was savagely stabbed to death by her husband after he completed his goo week battle intersection program and i stand for nicole who survived rape by u.s. you guys military. and so i ask you to stand with me to say no to domestic violence so rape and sexual
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crime to say no to human trafficking and to stand tonight for every victim and survivor here in san francisco. but most importantly, let us dance tonight for those who feel need to find courage to leave the a beautiful relationships and seek help and i'll be writing and i hope you do and i'll keep dancing until every woman and girl can leave fear and violence and so say it with me "i rise,." >> thank you.. >> so many case there are there is so many case that is exist in the world one in three woman in the world will be raped and a abused and one of the
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woman is violates ask an atrocity and one billion woman dances is a revolution and we have men here and one billion rise something a global call to action and one billion rise sag celebration this is how we celebrate the help that all of those woman can receive from all of us and we can do something and we can only do it together. right now, i'm going to introduce mary -- she is a visionary, she is an activist and she is a leader andpoet and shell read a poem from evance letter: evanceler start with a moment and started collecting situation and is experiences and of woman around the world and created the vagina monologs and
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so i am to introduce her . >> thank you. hey you are beautiful beautiful billion rising voices. one billion rise something more powerful than the thunder over the mountains or the unchained -- legality our voices reach the bet lambs of san francisco. the truth in the allies for the homeless woman and the poor. let us let our voice reach the broughtels and the wells of violated and murdered woman and woman who continue to be endangered by war and men who are haters. i am honored to have been invited to read my shire row's poem
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evanceler entitled rising. this was written in cor localla for the woman of india who lead the way. this could have been anywhere and one. mexico city, unanimous illa maximum bay; buy, manhattan. men -- like moves droll for pray behind that single pedestrian ling painted door paying nothing. a couple of dollars rope pees andare pesos to have her, enter her, eater, 24 her and throw away her bones this could have been anywhere and was. a brutalist none on a bus trying to stay try tort night a woman leader speaking out against the repressive government a young woman traveling with her boyfriend. one loss her voice, the other her followings the
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last one her life. this could have been anywhere and was. pink wooden crosses. a stack of stones. red carninations and empty chairs in a square. ribbons flying in a sultry wind. i ask ana m i j a t and carl lay, monique, t nevment e c.i.a. memorially, why? why? put down the -- because they were woman. because they were woman. this could have been anywhere. and was. well she got fired for being too beautiful find for drink drink after she was raped. a series offered to marry her
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wrappist got told it was element but not forceable. this could have been anywhere. they could do such a thing when the girls go for firewood. step into a loanly man's car, drink a little too much at the college party, wake up with her inc.,el's finger inside one from the screaming match chety and get a bullet in the brain for learning the alphabet. be stoned for falling in live. be burned for seeing the future. i am done cataloging these horrors that are born 2 million woman raped and tortured one out of 3 million. a woman raped every minute, every second one out of two. one out of five, the same
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one, one, one. i am done counting and counting it's time to tale new story, it needs to be our story it needs to be outrageous and unexpected. it needs to lose control in the middle. it needs to be sexy and hip and with our feet it needs to be angry and a little scary the way a song can be carey it needs not to ask thrermings permission or to get permanents or set-up offices or to make salaries. it won't be recorded or bought or sold, or counted. it may just happen if it's not a question of inventing but remembering. buried under the
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leaves of trauma and sorrow beneath the river of semen and sequel low vaginas and labor 88's sled and had extracted stolen, body mine, mind body. it is not about asking now or waiting it's about rising. raise your arms my sisters my brother, raise your one billion, your one heart, your one of us. i used to be afraid of love. it hurt too much. but what never happened got ripped away the rape the wound, the love i thought it was salt. but i was wrong i was wrong, step into
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the fire. raise your arms and raise your one billion. 111111 rising rising rising rising ... yeah ... (applause) . there is one more story one of many millions that happen everyday and i bet that each one of us knows an example a real experience like this: so we can stop that. and we are here because of susan b anthony she had a dream as well. one billion rising san francisco is closing this world-wide event and we are going to it dancings and right now i would love to bring back to the stage here x to the
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microphone mayor lee for the problem we have to get committed. >> are we ready for the pledge? yeah. >> if i can ask all of you raise the hand with the one billion and repeat after me i am one of the one billion rising. >> i am one of the one billion rising. and i pledge that today february 142013, judge and i pledge that today february 1814, 2013, i feel make violence against woman and girls a priority of our time. and help to end it in my family.
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and help to end it in my family. >> my school my school. >> my workplace my community. >> my community and in san francisco california, and beyond. >> and in san francisco california, and beyond - one billion rising. >> one billion rising. that you all very much and if you care, now turn to the person next to you and tell them out loud your personal pledge. >>
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. >> you do you want to dance? i can't hear you do you want to dance? >> student: one billion rising one billion rising let the world hear you. >> one billion rising. >> revolting this moment. one billion rising. let us move and thank you so much for being here and supporting the movement. (applause) we will be dancing this is but some people will not and cannot dance so would you be so kind to open up the stage for this to fill up.? more space again, you can go all the way to the
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street. [inaudible] gather around ... we need more space on this side ... (music ...)
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