1 Billion Rising Events

San Antonio Rises for Revolution

United States > San Antonio > 1000 Broadway, San Antonio, Texas 78215 > 2016-02-14 > 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

About The Event

Our mission is to continue the ongoing work to end violence against women by spreading compassion through awareness and expressing our joyous solidarity through dance and music. This family friendly event will have some great local musicians, passionate poets and local speakers present, along with activities, dancing, drumming, hooping and free form time for you to share your support with the crowd. Join us in support of One Billion Rising to help end violence against women and children.

About The Organizer

Jasmine Dennis, Tanja Hernandez, Maray McChesney, & Diamond Mason

Jasmine is a Yoga and Meditation Instructor with 20 years of experience, teaching various forms of yoga, meditation, and Reiki to students. She is devoted to the divine spark in all of life and finds a special interest in working with women, children, and people living with chronic pain, and/or mental health challenges.

Tanja is a nonprofit manager with experience coordinating event for family service programs, serving economically disadvantaged students, and helping families in need find resources for help and healing.

Maray is a licensed & certified Nia White Belt instructor who specializes in developing Nia programs and classes for girls. She has observed that through Nia movement, girls learn to love & respect their own bodies, make healthy decisions and feel connected to other girls in a non-competitive environment.

Diamond is an Elementary Art & Music Teacher by day, performance poet and aspiring author by night. She is a Director and founding member of San Antonio’s first and only youth poetry slam, Fresh Ink; a community organization whose objective is to promote the literary arts to the youth of San Antonio while providing a forum for them to utilize their voice in a safe and creative space, and has dedicated much of her spare time over the last 5 years volunteering with local poetry groups.

Jasmine and Tanja have participated in and assisted with One Billion Rising, Women's Day, and other community events in South Texas. All four women have a passion for art and activism, and hope to bring together an amazing group to rally to put an end to violence against women and children.

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