Poetry and activism bring me back to Pennsylvania once again. I am honored to have…
ALL OVER THE WORLD ON VALENTINE’S DAY 2015
As the ONE BILLION RISING website states: ONE BILLION RISING is the biggest mass movement to end violence against women in human history.
It is the bold vision and revolutionary campaign created by Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues, to bring together One Billion people to rise and dance on Valentine’s Day all over the world to demand an end to the violence against women and girls. The United Nations statistics show that one in three women will be raped or beaten in their lifetime, with an estimated One Billion women experiencing such violence. As Eve Ensler stated, one billion women violated is an atrocity. One billion women dancing to end the violence is a revolution.
And so, that revolution began on Valentine’s Day 2013 and grows even larger and bolder again this year. Last year, women and girls and the men who support an end to the violence danced together in 207 countries around the world, creating the largest mass event ever held to address violence against women. This year, the peaceful, flash mob dance uprising is growing in both size and impact, with events happening in countries around the world, with the focus on the goals of REVOLUTION.
I was honored to have my work featured in the One Billion Rising event in my town of Taos, New Mexico, in 2013. In 2014, I served as the closing speaker for the event. This year I will be joining my Taos community again and Community Against Violence at Kit Carson Park at 2:00 pm on Valentine’s Day 2015, celebrating the release of my book, the scorched earth, that Eve Ensler herself wrote Foreword to! Come join us and the REVOLUTION.
I’ll be wearing pink to honor my mother, who is also a survivor and who loves the color pink, even though it wasn’t the color of revolution when she first fell in love with it.
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To learn more and to get involved, check out One Billion Rising.
All peace too each one of you. Dora