In 2019, organizing a ONE BILLION RISING event or staging a V-Day benefit production of The Vagina Monologues or A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer is a theatrical experience AND an ARTISTIC UPRISING. Transform Radical Spaces. Raise awareness and funds for rape crisis centers, domestic violence shelters & organizations who are serving survivors. Spotlight Women in Prison and Detention Centers. Center the voices of the most marginalized on your stage, harnessing the power of art to create space for critical conversations and voices.
Video by Kim Rosen
To welcome in 2019, the girls of the Tasaru Rescue Center/V-Day Safe House for the Girls in Narok, Kenya performed “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou, followed by a traditional Maasai dance and song celebrating girl’s education and an end to the violence of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and early childhood marriage.
Plan a RISING, a V-Day, or a CITY OF JOY screening or house party in your college or community.
V-Day: Say It, Stage It – Produce a V-Day Benefit as an Artistic Uprising at your college/university, in your community
One Billion RISING: Rise In Solidarity – RISE in your community, for your community
City of Joy: Turn Pain to Power – Screen the Documentary, Support the Women in DR Congo
When women take to the streets and the stage incredible things happen, as their issues are voiced and confronted for all to see and hear.
#SayItStageIt #1BillionRising #UntilTheViolenceStops #TurnPainIntoPower