One Billion Rising event in Barrie to feature 'flash mob'
Shannon Murree of Barrie is a driving force behind the local arm of the One Billion Rising, a global awareness campaign focused on the issues of violence against women and children and poverty. Next week she receives a Spirit Catcher Award. Mark Wanzel /The Barrie Examiner FILE/QMI
Barrie is one of thousands of communities that will take part in the V-Day (One Billion Rising) campaign on Feb. 14.
V-Day promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. In 2012, more than 5,800 V-Day benefit events took place, produced by volunteer activists; educating millions of people about the reality of violence against women and girls both locally and globally.
Local realtor Shannon Murree, in conjunction with the Women and Children's Shelter of Barrie, has organized a flash mob to take place on Thursday at the Five Points parkette (across the street from the Mady Centre for the Performing Arts) downtown.
The dance begins at 5:15 p.m. Everyone, men, women and children, are invited to attend and show their support.
For dance instructions, check out www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRU1xmBwUeA.