Then We Were Jumping from V-Day Until the Violence Stops on Vimeo.

As we RISE in to the New Year, we are thrilled to share a new animated film created by artist Jordan Bruner – “And Then We Were Jumping” – based on a poem written by Eve Ensler.

“…and we just start jumping and jumping crazy jumping I can’t believe how high we are jumping The earth is a trampoline and I am not afraid to go higher and higher

When I wake up I think Oh, this is it. This is justice.”
— Eve Ensler, And Then We Were Jumping

ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE is about envisioning justice for all survivors of gender violence. Justice can take many forms.

It can be an apology or reparations. Taking legal action. It can be about making the truth visible. It can be prosecuting, or pushing to create change, or implementing policies and laws that ensure the protection of women’s rights. It can be calling for an end to all forms of inequality, discrimination, misogyny and patriarchy. It can be naming perpetrators whether they be individuals, groups, corporations or the state. Demanding accountability. It can be rising for justice be it personal, social, economic, cultural, environmental or political. It can be a revolutionary call to restore dignity and respect for all women.

It can be about transformation.

This film is Eve and Jordan’s vision of justice. We hope it will inspire yours – please send us your visions, poems, art, videos, and ideas of justice.

As we bring this global discussion to the forefront, we want to hear from you what justice looks like. Join activists from around the world, share your vision of justice.

Happy 2014!

V-Day core – Eve, Susan, Cecile, Christine, Monique, Purva, Shael, Tony, Kate, Amy, Laura, Carl, Joliz, Noelle, & Kristina

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