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Essential Service Workers Take Action Launching Series of Strikes beginning Monday; Join Elena the Essential Worker

Published: 26 August 2020 > USA

These are challenging times for essential service workers, workers of color, and womxn-identifying workers and mothers especially. We write today to ask for your support for these frontline workers. Tipped service workers, including servers, bartenders, delivery workers, and more, are starting a series of monthly strikes this coming Monday, August…

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15 Years Since Hurricane Katrina, A Look Back at Swimming Upstream

Published: 26 August 2020 > USA

Photos: Paula Allen for V-Day This week is the 15th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. As the anniversary approaches – and a new storm is approaching the coast of Louisiana and Texas – we remember those we lost and those whose lives were changed fifteen years ago and we celebrate the…

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“Covid-19 & Incarceration” by Roslyn Smith, V-Day Beyond Incarceration Project Manager

Published: 21 March 2020 > USA

This virus is affecting all of us, those in prison are especially vulnerable. The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world, nearly 2.3 million people are held in prisons and jails nationwide (Prison Policy Initiative). Prison populations cannot “self-isolate,”  “social distance” or “flatten the curve,” nor are…

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Women Workers Rising on 3 Feb in NYC – Join Eve, OBR & One Fair Wage for a Self-Defense Action

Published: 23 January 2020 > USA

WOMEN RESTAURANT WORKERS & ALLIES PROTEST GOV. CUOMO’S EXCLUSION OF RESTAURANTS FROM TIPPED WORKER EXECUTIVE ACTION BY ENGAGING IN MASS PUBLIC SELF-DEFENSE TRAINING ‘Women Workers Rising’ Action By One Fair Wage and One Billion Rising Will Feature Women Celebrities and Performances Standing in Solidarity For One Fair Wage & Safe…

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‘Never Again Is Now:’ Artists Protest Conditions At The U.S.-Mexico Border (Texas Public Radio)

Published: 6 July 2019 > Mexico, USA

Originally Published in Texas Public Radio: https://www.tpr.org/post/never-again-now-artists-protest-conditions-us-mexico-border Bianca Acosta came to the U.S. from Mexico as a teenager. “Art itself can cross the borders,” she says. “An artistic uprising really makes an impact.” CREDIT: MALLORY FALK Artists from around the country gathered in El Paso Friday night for what they…

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V-Day/One Billion Rising Statement on US Threat of Veto to UN Resolution On Rape As Weapon Of War

Published: 23 April 2019 > USA

Photo: Valery Sharifulin / Tass / Guardian V-Day and One Billion Rising condemn the United States’ threat to veto the United Nation’s resolution on combatting the use of rape as a weapon of war because it calls for support of family planning clinics for survivors and uses terminology like sexual…

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Women Workers RISING: BE HEARD in the Workplace Act Introduced Today

Published: 9 April 2019 > USA

BE HEARD (Bringing an End to Harassment by Enhancing Accountability and Rejecting Discrimination) in the Workplace Act Introduced Today “Women’s work makes the world go round. To enact legislation that seeks to protect women in the workplace so that they can work with dignity, support themselves and their families and…

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Rhanda Dormeus & Batalá NY Join Rage, Rejoice & RISE; See DISMANTLE Performed LIVE

Published: 22 February 2019 > USA

The Rage, Rejoice and RISE lineup of speakers and performers continues to expand & inspire – we are honored to announce that Rhanda Dormeus, mother of Korryn Gaines and #SayHerName activist, will join us as well as Batalá NY whose drumming is sure to get us dancing in the aisles….

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JOIN US in NYC: Rage, Rejoice & RISE at Middle Collegiate Church on 2/26/19

Published: 16 February 2019 > USA

Join Us – The evening will be both a calling up and a love note to extraordinary women who are rising in unprecedented ways across New York City, the country, and the world. These may come in the form of a poem, a sermon, a speech, a rant or a…

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Wisconsin Rising on 9 February Featured on WXOW local news: “Ending gender-based violence that one billion women face”

Published: 10 February 2019 > USA

Published in WXOW: https://wxow.com/news/top-stories/2019/02/09/ending-gender-based-violence-that-one-billion-women-face/ LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) — New Horizons Shelter and Outreach Centers hosted “One Billion Rising”, one of the biggest mass actions to end violence against women on February 9, 2019 at Valley View Mall. Different organizations showed up to hand out fliers and T-shirts in support…

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