One Billion Rising 2018 

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Leaning into a brisk, cold wind, Sunny Brae Middle School sixth-grade teacher Sarah Bourque introduced the first of the middle school students to arrive to organizer Jessie Hobba (left). The students were bused from school for their 1:45 p.m. performance.
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Sunny Brae Middle School teacher Anne Youmans led a last minute review of her choreography coaching prior to the 1:45 p.m. performance on the Arcata Plaza.
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Event organizer and Sunny Brae Middle School teacher Jessie Hobba (center) joined the 100-plus students from the fifth grade at Arcata Elementary School and the sixth through eighth grade from SBMS.
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The 100-plus students and community members danced to "Home We'll Go (Take My Hand)" by Steve Aoki and Walk Off The Earth at the Arcata Plaza.
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Lisa Vance, of Blue Lake, and her daughter Veda (age 4) came dressed in layers and warm boots for the cold, but ended up dancing barefoot.
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After the dance performance, students and community members gathered around the community nonprofit organizatiions for information, including this display by the Silent Witness Project of Humboldt County. The silhouettes of all sizes and genders that were displayed on the plaza portrayed murder victims of domestic-violence and each carried a mini-poster describing the victim.
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Kalie Rothrock of the nonprofit North Coast Rape Crisis Team set up her information booth prior to the One Billion Rising event and gave a short talk about the services offered by her organization.
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One poster held aloft by a student read, "One Billion Rising ... you are not alone."
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Three Sunny Brae Middle School students displayed their handmade signs.
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A Sunny Brae Middle School student displayed her "One Billion Rising" sign.
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These students sang along and displayed their dance moves at the One Billion Rising event.
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This Sunny Brae Middle School student joined in the choreographed dance.
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The crowd dancing on the plaza.
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After the dance performance, students and community members gathered around the community nonprofit organizatiions for information, including this display by the Silent Witness Project of Humboldt County. The silhouettes of all sizes and genders that were displayed on the plaza portrayed murder victims of domestic-violence and each carried a mini-poster describing the victim.

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