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On 2 September, Eve Ensler, founder of One Billion Rising (OBR) and Monique Wilson, Global OBR Director will meet, converse, share stories and celebrate with One Billion Rising Australia organisers, migrant women workers, local women’s groups, and OBR activists.

The OBR gathering in Sydney will be an opportunity to hear about the deeper issues of violence against women in Australia in the context of interconnected issues such as poverty, migration, labour, climate, war, globalization.

As the global One Billion Rising theme around the word this year continues to be SOLIDARITY AGAINST THE EXPLOITATION OF WOMEN – the gathering will be an opportunity to also deepen the conversation about building, strengthening and escalating local and global solidarity.

Eve and Monique will also share new, creative and political initiatives, ideas and strategies for the OBR 2018 campaign which is formally being launched globally in September – and will also include celebrating the efforts of local women’s movements and OBR Australia organizers.

The OBR Sydney gathering is taking place on Saturday, 2 September 2017, from 2 to 5 pm. Venue will be at the Trades Hall (UnionsNSW), 377 Sussex Street, Sydney (near Chinatown). Refreshments and Light Meal will be served. Please RSVP by Thursday, 31 August at women(a)speakout.org.au. For details contact Jane Corpuz-Brock (0410 453 459), (Immigrant Women’s Speakout Association Inc), and Lina Cabaero (0407 841 010), (Asian Women at Work Inc).

The day after the OBR gathering, on 3 September, Eve will be speaking at the Antidote Festival in Sydney at the Sydney Opera House at 3pm, to “share the stories of 20 years of the Vagina Revolution and all the glorious activists who grew the movement theatre to theatre, college to college, town to town. Now more than ever, we have to break the silence and call out the sexual predators, racists, earth murderers, war makers, corporate plunderers and explode the power of the V.”