About The Event
For the Fifth year in a row, Volunteers of America Texas inmate re entry program, Resolana, will join cities around the world across 200+ countries on Saturday, February 14th, 2018 to DANCE RISE in solidarity against the exploitation of women.
We're rising because we believe in: ~ social justice. ~ gender equity. ~ empowered women. ~ safety for all women & girls everywhere. ~ men who protect women & girls wholeheartedly. ~ an END to rape culture, sexual abuse, exploitation, and oppression of women and children. Let's join together to dance (or be a witness) in this powerful movement and rising inmate community. #OneBillionRising
Resolana Volunteers and inmates will learn THE GLOBAL DANCE? It's easy and FUN! Each week until Feb. 14 we will practice the dance for all to join, making opportunities for all the incoming Resolana women to participate.
"Break the Chain"--which is actually something similar to what the inmates say when leaving the prison; "break chain".
"It is my passion to connect and re-member the body through expressive arts and dance. This is just a logical step to bring it as an offering to where I had volunteered so many years. The One Billion Rising campaign inside jail can amplify the voices of marginalized women and give them a platform which to feel creative possability in their bodies, and transform their silence through dance and song." -Ana Shoemaker
About The Organization
Volunteers Of America Texas - Resolana
Resolana is a community-based nonprofit organization that provides holistic, gender-sensitive, rehabilitative programming for women who are incarcerated mostly due to substance abuse. We strive to turn their time in custody at the Dallas County Jail into an opportunity to acquire the insight and self-discipline, skills and confidence to turn their lives around.
Resolana partners with a number of social service organizations that do various levels of in-reach into the jails. For over eight years, therapists from the Family Place have facilitated regular classes for survivors of sexual abuse or victims of domestic violence. The Center for Child Abuse Prevention contributes a six weeks series to Resolana’s ongoing parenting classes and participants are eligible for their in-home mentoring program at release. Resolana also refers women to an expanding network of community agencies who assist the women at reentry through its case management component.
About The Organizer
About the organizer
ANA SHOEMAKER is a Social Artist, and a Life/Art Process practitioner and Leadership Graduate from Tamalpa Institute and an Active Meditation Facilitator. In 2015 Ana first brought the One Billion Rising dance into the jail where she has volunteered since 2009. Ana's devotion is to help people find their freedom to discover, communicate, and express themselves from the resources of the body~mind~soul, and to find the clarity to keep up their momentum in these endeavors.
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