Carlow University Will Stand Up (and Dance) Today to Oppose Violence Against Women

Carlow University joins with One Billion Rising to oppose violence against women worldwide and raise awareness through standing up and dancing.

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Drew Wilson, Director, Media Relations February 12, 2016
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Communication Classes Lead the Demonstration Today at 2:45 PM in Carlow’s University Commons

Pittsburgh, Pa. –
Carlow University will join with One Billion Rising to oppose violence against women worldwide and raise awareness by dancing today at 2:45 p.m. in the second floor common area of University Commons, located in the center of Carlow’s campus.

“Statistics show that one in three women across the planet will be beaten, raped, violated, or slaughtered during her lifetime,” said Michael Balmert, a professor of communication at Carlow.  “That’s one BILLION women and girls. We are raising awareness of this global problem, and expressing rage against injustices.”

Dancing is a powerful way to express joy and community, he said, and that, through solidarity, violence in all of its forms can be defeated.  A short video will be played to demonstrate the scope of the problem, and then the dancing will begin.  Two communication classes will spearhead this event that is open to all students, faculty, and staff on the Carlow campus.

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### Editor’s Note:  The news media is welcome to cover Carlow’s One Billion Rising event.  Please contact Drew Wilson on his cell phone (412) 260-6807 to arrange free, convenient parking.

About Carlow University Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Carlow University was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1929. Offering both undergraduate and graduate programs, Carlow University is a comprehensive master’s institution dedicated to learner-centered education at the collegiate levels and at the elementary school level in the Campus School of Carlow University.

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