Monday February 11, 2013

Berkshire County will join with activists around the world on Thursday, Feb. 14, for "One Billion Rising," the largest day of action in the history of V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls.

Berkshire community organizers include Elizabeth Freeman Center, HAVEN: Human/Animal Violence Education Network and WAM Theatre.

There will be countywide risings throughout the day and a One Billion Rising 10x10 Upstreet Dance Party at 6 p.m. upstairs at Spice Dragon.

Tickets for the dance cost $10 and are available at Bagels Too, 166 North St., or Bisques, Beads and Beyond, 141 North St.; by calling (800) 838-3006; or at

Dance ticket price includes light fare, DJ Fern and other Rising related offerings.

For more information, visit and click on "find a rising near you." To add a new event to Berkshire County Risings, email