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Moorpark Joins Anti-Violence V-Day Movement

1 Billion Rising events aim to shed light on violence against women.

Moorpark will join a global stand fighting violence against women and girls this week with a V-Day's 1 Billion Rising event.

Feb. 14 marks the 15th anniversary of V-Day, a self-described activist movement to end the violence and serve as a catalyst to promote creative events to increase awareness, raise money and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. Through V-Day, local colunteers and college students produce benefit performances, teach-ins, workshops, dances and other events in thier own communities.

In Moorpark, there will be an aerobic dance fitness class in which students will learn the importance of dance movement "to self express, heal, enhance self esteem and deepen the mind-body connection," according to the event description. The event takes place from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Moorpark College fitness studio. Visit the 1 Billion Rising website to register.

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