Santa Fe
The following update and photos were shared by OBR Santa Fe Coordinator Jessica Montoya. Follow One Billion Rising New Mexico on Facebook & Twitter @OBRsantafe :

We are in powerful times on our planet right now!  Global movements are calling for solidarity and united world action bringing a new consciousness to the planet.  From climate change to economic justice, from the end of racial profiling and police brutality and fundamentalist violence to the right for women to choose, individuals and grassroots groups are demanding a new way forward. Three years ago, here in Santa Fe we began to RISE for change.  We gathered together at the Roundhouse to make our voices heard as part of the global call to action to end violence towards women and girls.  It was a proud and soul-moving experience to stand beside many of you as we DANCED and shook the planet.

This year we’re excited to announce that in Santa Fe we will RISE downtown at the PLAZA.  Let’s make this the BIGGEST RISING yet.  Let us Listen, Act, Rise for REVOLUTION!

With just three weeks to go before 14 Feb, in Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico there are many interesting and informative events taking place that honor, educate and revolutionize the way we end all forms of violence against women and girls.   We are very excited to share this calendar of events and information with you so you can join us and the many organizations who work daily to make our city and state violence free.

We are very excited that Albuquerque, Espanola, and Taos will once again join us in RISING. If you are interested in becoming involved in any of the other cities, please contact; Tanya Romero for Albuquerque, Lorraine Grey for Espanola or Leah Trujillo for Taos. (Alternatively, if your city is not on the map yet, YOU could organize one where you are!)

Thank you all for your support and participation, together, we will END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS IN NEW MEXICO!

With Love,

One Billion Rising Santa Fe Revolutionaries

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EVENTS

THURSDAY, JANUARY 21 11:00AM – 1:00PM

Olé NewMexico –Join women from across New Mexico as we send a strong message to our lawmakers – Stand With Women or Stand in the Way! Women have the right to be free from violence, provide education for themselves and their families, access healthcare and sustain themselves financially. It is time for our state policies to reflect the needs of our communities! At the Roundhouse, Santa FeOlé NewMexico

TUESDAY, JANUARY 26 2PM – 4PM

The New Mexico Coalition For Choice invites you to an event to honor Roe v. Wade and celebrate 43 years of safe and legal abortion. In the face of the violent attacks and false allegations against Planned Parenthood and other clinics, we need to stand up against hateful rhetoric and extreme tactics that escalate violence against our clinics. Join us this legislative session to keep this personal decision between a woman and her doctor, without government interference. In the Rotunda at the Roundhouse.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 28 8:30AM – 2:30PM

Strong Families New Mexico & Equality New Mexico invite you to participate in our 2016 Legislative Day. This will be a full day event in Santa Fe with an opportunity to meet the partners and allies of Strong Families New Mexico and engage community leaders to support NM families. Equality New Mexico will be holding their Equality Day in conjunction with Strong Families this year so this Legislative Day will be bigger than ever!  RSVP HERE to attend this event.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 28 7:30AM – 9:30AM

Planned Parenthood of New Mexico, “Breakfast of Champions” Join the celebration of the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The event honors champions of choice who are strong advocates for reproductive rights. The event will be held at the Eldorado Hotel. Tickets can be purchased online HERE.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 29  12:00PM

Freedom Walk New Mexico – Join our community as we raise awareness of human trafficking, to build strengths and support for the countless victims who face these tragedies! Starting at The Roundhouse and ending at the Cross of the Martyrs. #505GETFREE 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5

One Billion Rising: Retrospective at Counter Culture (930 Baca Ave) – V-Man Jason Aufrichtig will once again host our photo/art exhibit, we are grateful for the space and RISING with us! Please visit, have a meal, and be INSPIRED! Thanks to Carrie McCarthy who took the beautiful photos! Thank you especially to the women, men, and children who came out to the photoshoots and shared their vision of justice, REVOLUTION, and rising to end violence against women and girls.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14 From 1PM

One Billion Rising – This year we are reclaiming the Santa Fe Plaza! We will make it a Rape Free Zone with red Farolitos, ribbon and of course, our DANCING bodies! We will hear from local leaders, activists, and organizations that actively serve women and girls in our community. At 2:14 pm, we will join in DANCE as a community and in solidarity with the rest of the world as we reclaim our bodies and our town center, our Santa Fe Plaza, our shared community space as a SAFE space. You can help us by creating your own RED Farolito with your own reason for rising or your personal revolution. We are excited and eagerly anticipating Santa Fe Rising.

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