What did dancing do?

Published: 5 February 2014

Dear activists,

As we reflect on ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE, the escalation and the deepening of the campaign, we want to take a quick look back and ask – What did dancing do?

“Dancing insists we take up space, and though it has no set direction, we go there together. Dance is dangerous, joyous, sexual, holy, disruptive, and contagious and it breaks the rules. It can happen anywhere, at anytime, with anyone and everyone, and it’s free. Dance joins us and pushes us to go further and that is why it’s at the center of ONE BILLION RISING” – Eve Ensler.

We have seen the power of communities coming together through dance and action.

Dance broke the silence in Somalia and new laws were passed in Guatemala. It’s unified groups, it’s made people feel free, it’s broken down barriers.

Today we are asking you to please take a moment and share how dancing affected you personally, and your community as a whole. The more specific the better, tell us how dancing impacted your Rising in 2014.

We are compiling a recap of the power of dancing. Your quotes and photos may be used for social media, reports, or publication.

Please share a photo, as well as any other kind of multimedia you may have from the day so we may attach at least one visual alongside your quotes.

We appreciate your passion and activism and look forward to sharing the final document with you once we have compiled the information you send us.

Cheers to rising,
One Billion Rising and V-Day

What did dancing do?

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