1 Billion Rising Events

The Nature and Experience of Gender-Based Violence (Art Exhibition)

Canada > Lunenburg > Lunenburg School of the Arts, 6 Prince Street, Lunenburg Nova Scotia Canada > 2018-03-08 > 12:00 am

About The Event

Second Story Women's Centre, Be the Peace Institute and community partners are hosting an event to demonstrate solidarity with our sisters across the world and to create a deeper understanding about the roots of gender-based violence. In the months leading up to March 8 (International Women’s Day), we are inviting diverse local artists and art-related organizations to create or to facilitate the creation of a variety of art, including performance arts, that will bring new perspectives to VAW and its intersecting oppressions that are associated with it, e.g. patriarchal culture, misogyny, economic and political inequity, colonialism and racism, trans/homophobia, ableism, ageism. Art that is created will be exhibited and/or performed at a “Rising” on that day. The event will consist of an exhibition of visual art during the day, followed by an Open House with artists at the end of the day, and a line-up of speakers and performers in the evening. The indigenous community will be represented by artists and performers, and will lead the evening event with a smudging ceremony. Resources from the One Billion Rising website (music and video) will bring an international perspective.

About The Organization

Second Story Women's Centre

Second Story Women’s Centre is located in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada. It responds to the needs of women and girls, and the transgender and gender non-binary communities, through the provision of safe spaces, support, referrals, education and awareness, programs and services, and the development of strong networks that advocate for systemic change.

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