Dancers stopped traffic on Main Street for a good cause Thursday night.
About 50 dancers affiliated with No Excuse for Abuse of Spartanburg came together for the international movement, One Billion Rising. The dancers performed between Converse and Liberty Street.
“We stand proud as sisters,” said Jan Hammett, of No Excuse for Abuse. “Never let anyone paralyze your spirit. Be real, be authentic.”
The global movement is called One Billion Rising: No Excuse for Abuse. The name derives from data that indicates 1 in 3 women on Earth will be beaten or raped in her lifetime. With a world population of 7 billion, this adds up to more than one billion abused women and girls.