Luther College's Women and gender studies department will join with activists around the world 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.

On Feb. 14, V-Day's 15th anniversary, Luther will join activists, writers, thinkers, celebrities and women and men across the world as we express their outrage, demand change, strike, dance and rise in defiance of the injustices women suffer, demanding an end at last to violence against women.

Luther students Gracie Coletta and Grace Swanson along with Luther alumna Amy Chicos and Jane Hawley, Luther professor of dance, have planned a daylong schedule of events to coincide with the national "One Billion Rising" movement.

• 9-10 a.m. Council Practice in the Center for Women and Gender Equality, a non-heirarchical group communication method;

• 10-11 a.m. Singing for the Rising in the Center for the Arts Atrium, includes simple, guided singing;

• 12:30-12:45 p.m. Walking for the Rising on the Preus Library Lawn, for anyone who wants to stand up for women rising;

• 12:45-2:30 p.m. This Radiant Place in Studio I of the Center for the Arts (CFA 121), a guided movement class for all abilities. Participants should wear comfortable clothes;

• 2:30-4 p.m. Council Practice in the Center for Women and Gender Equality, a non-heirarchical group communication method;

• 4:15-5:30 p.m. Imaging A New Rising in the Center for Women and Gender Equality, a guided workshop for creative consciousness rising;

• 5:30-6:30 p.m. Break-The-Chain Dance in the Center for the Arts Atrium, guided dance for all abilities;

• 7:30-9 p.m. "HAPPY" in the Franklin W. Olin building, Room 102, film.

In addition to the "One Billion Rising" events, the college will host the annual production of "The Vagina Monologues" the following week.

Performances are in the Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall Saturday, Feb. 16, at 3 and 8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 17, at 3 p.m.

To learn more about V‑Day Luther College, call (563) 387-1865 or email vdayluthercollege@gmail.com. To learn more about V‑Day and its campaigns visit vday.org.