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welcome to bay area rising

Bay Area Rising is an all-volunteer team formed three years ago that is dedicated to the feminist principles of individual empowerment, collective action, and connecting the everyday to the sacred. By combining art, spirituality, and activism, we focus on a performance ritual dedicated to healing the violence against women and girls.

This year we are doubling our commitment to healing the violence by elevating our fundraising efforts to $10,000.



STARTS Dec 15th
ENDS Dec 23rd


NEW THIS YEAR: Bay Area Rising is sponsoring a Rally at Oakland City Hall on February 13th, 2015 at 5:00PM.


Flashmob Rehearsal dates are as follows:

1/29/2015, 2/5/2015, and 2/12/2015 from 6:30-7:30PM Destiny Arts: 970 Grace Ave, Oakland, CA 94608 (510) 597-1619

2/08/2015: Interplay Studios from 3:00-4:30PM: 2273 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612 510/465-2797



Past Performances

Take a look at the events that Bay Area Rising has held over the years. Starting from an outdoor ritual in 2012, we have built a strong community of activists and warriors to heal the violence against women and girls.

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News and blog

Take a look at what people are saying about VDay around the globe, and add your own comments.

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Every year, dozens of volunteers help make our event run smoothly. Your participation is vital to our success.

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2015 Sponsors and Donors

Every year, dozens of sponsors, supporters, and donors step in to help make our event a success. Thank you to this years group of sponsors, supporters, and donors.

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One Billion Rising

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performers for Bay Area Rising 2015