Break the chain

CAV joins with community members for One Billion Rising demonstration


For the fifth year, Taos celebrates One Billion Rising, the global movement to end domestic and sexual violence, today (Wednesday, Feb. 14) on Taos Plaza. From 4-5:30 p.m. we will gather to unite and connect over this common cause.

“One Billion Rising is the biggest mass action to end violence against women and girls in history,” a statement from CAV’s Lorenne Gavish reads. “The campaign, launched on Valentine’s Day 2012, began as a call to action, since then themes have ranged from 'justice' to ‘revolution’ and this year it will once again focus on ‘solidarity’ to end all forms of exploitation of women and girls.”

For the past five years, Gavish adds, “Taos residents have gathered to dance, march and rise together. Community Against Violence again joins local Taos residents Julia Daye and Cindy Brown to bring the community a ‘Call to Connect’ by joining the festivities and dancing as one group, united.  One Billion Rising activists use the song ‘Break the Chain’ and the accompanied dance, as an integral and creative aspect of their ‘Rising’ events.”

All are welcome at this powerful and joyful event. Participants are encouraged to wear pink and red (the colors of One Billion Rising). “Bring signs, noisemakers, bust most importantly bring your spirit and your voice, so that once again, our call will be heard around the world,” Gavish states.

For more information on One Billion Rising go to Locally, call (575) 758-8082 or email