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6:35 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Local One Billion Rising Event, Men Rise, Too

People at the 2013 One Billing Rising event in Santa Fe, NM, raise their hands when asked if anyone in their family has been abused or if they want to make sure they don’t get abused.
People at the 2013 One Billing Rising event in Santa Fe, NM, raise their hands when asked if anyone in their family has been abused or if they want to make sure they don’t get abused.
Credit Colleen Keane

Organizers of One Billion Rising, an activity of V-Day, a global movement to end violence against women, say that more men need to get involved. At the state capitol in Santa Fe on Valentine's Day where a One Billion Rising event took place, KUNM's Colleen Keane found that some men are getting involved, too. She brings us this audio postcard.

Brooks Saucedo McQuade listens to testimonials.
Brooks Saucedo McQuade listens to testimonials.
Credit Colleen Keane
End Violence Against Women Sign during One Billion Rising event at the state capitol on Valentine’s Day, 2013.
End Violence Against Women Sign during One Billion Rising event at the state capitol on Valentine’s Day, 2013.
Credit Colleen Keane
Carrie McCarthy, a V-Day and One Billion Rising volunteer, dances with others in a flash mob dance.
Carrie McCarthy, a V-Day and One Billion Rising volunteer, dances with others in a flash mob dance.
Credit Colleen Keane