Zumba classes don’t usually have a serious undertone. However, one class at the YWCA York will call to end violence against women and girls throughout the world.
According to One Billion Rising, one in three women worldwide is raped during her lifetime.
V-Day began 15 years ago on Feb. 14 and encourages people to participate in dance strikes “in solidarity, purpose and energy,” to “shake the world into a new consciousness.” In 1998, Eve Ensler, author of “The Vagina Monologues,” started V-Day with a group of women in New York City. V-Day events can be held any day February through April. Each year, 5,800 events are held annually.
This year, V-Day launched One Billion Rising in an effort to get 1 billion women and people who support them to dance on V-Day’s 15th anniversary.