Global Val speaks with Mona Lisa Wallace, a civil rights and environmental justice attorney and president of San Francisco NOW, and Rose Aguilar, host of the daily call-in show Your Call on KALW 91.7. We discuss the state of women's rights in our country 40 years after the landmark Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the United States. We'll also be reporting on Eve Ensler's V-DAY (Feb. 14th) campaign this year called "One Billion Rising" which encourages people to Strike!Dance!Rise! and demand an end to violence against women around the world. The number is based on a United Nations study showing that 1 in 3 women on our planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime.
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Join us for the East Bay celebration of One Billion Rising. Night for the One Billion is a performance ritual featuring Bay Area artists and healers. 7:00 to 9:00pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 2619 Broadway Street Oakland. Thank you all for those who have signed up to volunteer. We no longer need volunteers for the event.
Bay Area Rising--performers, ritualists, and advocates for women and girls--are offering a community-based performance ritual as an accumulation of energy and joy after a day of actions with One Billion Rising. Join Holly Near, Jennifer Berezan, Destiny Arts, Fat Chance Belly Dance, Dance Brigade, Grrl Brigade, Gina Breedlove, Afia Walking Tree, Mona de Vestel, Shelley Doty, Arisika Razak, Richelle Donigan, Eve Decker, Youth Speaks, Luisah Teish, Hand to Hand, and Chhoti Maa for an evening of beauty, community, and holding the collective consciousness for a violence-free planet.
Tickets purchased via Brown Paper Tickets are sliding scale $20-50. 100% of proceeds go to IDEX women’s projects around the world http://www.idex.org/ and local organizations serving women and girls. First Presbyterian Church, 2619 Broadway Street Oakland. A social justice community.
For more information and/or Volunteer: www.bayarearising.org
To purchase tickets to the event, please visit: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/312857
To donate, please go to: http://www.razoo.com/story/Bay-Area-Rising?referral_code=share
The United Nations has declared that one billion women on the planet have suffered gender violence. Join 1 billion rising activities on February 14th. Be part of the change!
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