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About One Billion Rising
ONE IN THREE WOMEN ON THE PLANET WILL BE RAPED OR BEATEN IN HER LIFETIME.
ONE BILLION WOMEN VIOLATED IS AN ATROCITY
ONE BILLION WOMEN DANCING IS A REVOLUTION
On V-Day’s 15th Anniversary, 2.14.13, we are inviting ONE BILLION women and those who love them to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to this violence. ONE BILLION RISING will move the earth, activating women and men across every country. V-Day wants the world to see our collective strength, our numbers, our solidarity across borders.
What does ONE BILLION look like? On February 14th, 2013, it will look like a REVOLUTION.
ONE BILLION RISING IS:
A global strike An invitation to dance A call to men and women to refuse to participate in the status quo until rape and rape culture ends An act of solidarity, demonstrating to women the commonality of their struggles and their power in numbers A refusal to accept violence against women and girls as a given A new time and a new way of being
One Billion Rising (Short Film)
*Trigger Warning*A film by Eve Ensler and Tony StroebelOne billion women violated is an atrocity. One billion women - and men -- dancing is a revolution. Join ONE BILLION RISING at http://www.onebillionrising.org .
One Billion Rising: Eve Ensler, Activists Worldwide Plan Global Strike to End Violence Against Women
(video & transcript)
A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, And A Prayer
Feb 13, 15, 16
7:00pmWednesday February 13 2013 - 8:00pmSaturday February 16 2013 Venue: Frederic Wood Theatre
Address: 6354 Crescent Road, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z2
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible
A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer will dance with your perception of life and change the way you interact with the world within the first 10 mins (promise!). It is also created by the Tony Award winning Playwright, performer, and activist Eve Ensler. It is a groundbreaking collection of monologues by world-renowned authors and playwrights including Edward Albee, Maya Angelou, Michael Cunningham, Dave Eggers, Edwidge Danticat, Carol Gilligan, Susan Miller, Sharon Olds, Patricia Bosworth, Jane Fonda and many many more.
V-Day InternationalUBC Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC)Supporting Women's Alternatives Network (SWAN)Battered Women Support Services (BWSS)
[url=http://chiefelk.tumblr.com/post/49527456060/an-open-letter-to-eve-ensler]An Open Letter to Eve Ensler[/url]
[...]I’m not here to speak for the Indigenous women in Canada. Indigenous women in the United States and Canada have agency, self determination, and are quite capable of telling their own stories, and have been doing so for thousands of years. We are aware of the violence we face, and are also aware this just isn’t about individual acts of violence. We expect not only our bodies, but our agency, work, and contributions to be respected. None of this is new, and we do not need a white person to legitimize our history and existence.
[...]this is epistemic and imperial violence. Your actions are assisting violence, not ending it.
Eve Ensler and 'Congo Stigmata'
"We were extremely distressed to read Eve Ensler's article The Congo Stigmata in Talk this morning. We have grave concerns about her appropriations of the physical damage and trauma of Congolese women caused by gang rape with her own experiences of cancer..."
For those that may have missed it...
Congo: Three Cheers For Eve Ensler? - by Keith Harmon Snow
"...As always, the white champion of human rights and humanitarian concern in the end blame the black victims for their own suffering. While raising much needed awareness, the propaganda front serves a selective and expedient agenda, a tool used to pressure certain political groups and provide cover for the real terrorists.."
although this is now an old story, it alas continues and Canada is very much involved..