This is the beginning of a new blog series from Eve and Monique as they embark on their 2016 RISING tour, joining local organizers and activists for events in multiple countries. Stops will include Atlanta; Dhaka, Bangladesh; Cebu, Tacloban, Davao, and Manila, The Philippines; Hong Kong; Playa Del Carmen and Mexico City, Mexico, and London. Each rising, city and country is applying the 2016 call to action in their local context, focusing on marginalized communities and calling for justice and systems change to end all forms violence against women in girls.
Atlanta Rising, An Artistic UpRising, 1st February
“An artistic explosion of radical energy and love coming from the people of Atlanta, coming from their bodies and desires for a world without violence, without hate, racism. misogyny. Activists and artists, all ages, all colors, all tribes, all genders. Singers, poets, drummers, dancers, theatrical performers, all offering their gifts, their vision, their hearts to weave a community of love and fire.” – Eve Ensler
One Billion Rising activist Kim Scofield shares why she is RISING!
Artists & activists RISING for Revolution in Atlanta (Photo Credit: Pete Pages)