Powerful Women Within – this Friday!

Powerful Women Within

12687792_10206068874144232_6542708367071755256_nJoin us this Friday, February 19 for a diverse assemblage of intriguing, inspirational and empowering individual, partner and group poems, stories, portraits and songs written and performed by the actors and know as “Powerful Women Within“.

Each woman will perform pieces that exemplify her insight on what uplifts and empowers women. An important objective of this event is to educate and connect the local community with the means to join and serve the greater goal of non-violence and women’s empowerment. To accomplish this objective, an integral part of the evening will be an inclusive networking opportunity and the ability for self-empowerment. Various local women centric organizations will be tabling, providing materials, and engaging participants in discussion and information sharing after the performance.

This production is one of many local One Billion Rising events sponsored by Guided to Safety, a Petaluma nonprofit whose mission is to promote healthy relationships through community education and resources for the awareness and prevention of domestic violence, teen dating violence and sexual assault.

Friday, February 19, 7:00pm
St. John’s Episcopal Church
40 5th Street
$20

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Super Bowl 50 “Text Talk” PSA

From the “No More” Campaign comes a new PSA specifically for Super Bowl 50.  Take a gander, then show you’re here to help!

 

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RISE | DANCE | DISRUPT!

Leading up to One Billion Rising: Rise For Revolution 2016, Eve has just released her latest piece. Activists around the world will read it at One Billion Rising events and V-Day benefit performances.

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RISE | DANCE | DISRUPT!

I think we must live now on the edge of incomprehensible madness, refusing to give up and refusing to pretend.   Dancing on the precipice of annihilation while passionately encouraging and welcoming the new paradigm. This is most difficult in a world, in a system that has thoroughly indoctrinated us in a refusal to think, in the sound bite, in yes and nos, likes and unlikes, with us or against us pathology, in idiotic, consumable brandable, reductionist absolutes. To be an enthusiastic absurdist requires embracing ambiguity, insecurity, and it means looking at the predicament we are in head on. It means leaping and assuming you will fall, dancing in the chaotic impossible passionate possible.

So we must learn the art and practice of disruption. We must release the tentacles of our false securities and interrupt the world as we know it. We must assume that anywhere we live or anything we are doing can change or disintegrate on a dime and we must practice changing and letting it go. Living as if there is no future but the one we are creating. Nothing guaranteed but our willingness to live as pioneers of a new consciousness and way. And we must become disrupters. That is the power of creative resistance. Interrupting business as usual, taking stands that forfeit our acceptance or economic elevation, risking disapproval and controversy, participating in actions that loosen our grip on the suicidal givens and push the tyrants to fall.   Disrupters, fighting and dancing with all our might for life over comfort.

– Eve Ensler

For information on our OBR North Bay events, visit our OneBillionRisingNB website as well as our Facebook page.

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OBR NB – Santa Rosa Press Release

Official announcement of the One Billion Rising NORTH BAY events in Santa Rosa on Sunday, February 14, 2016!!CSW Press Release-page-001

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Announcing POWERFUL WOMEN WITHIN

In addition to the One Billion Rising North Bay walks in Petaluma and Santa Rosa, as well as  the indoor event in Santa Rosa – all on February 14 –  comes an original stage production on February 19 … Powerful Women Within!

Powerful Women Within features director Jerrie Patterson – director of Petaluma’s 2009 and 2015 productions of The Vagina Monologues – as well as many of the cast members of last year’s production (many of whom have been cast members numerous times since 2009).  This production incorporates original pieces written by the cast members.

Take a gander at the press release below for more details.  Come join us in raising awareness and ending the violence.  Tickets will be available very soon!

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Why Columbus OH is Rising!

The vulnerability of these women speaks volumes!

So, why are YOU Rising?!

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OBR NB announced on Global website

What a surprise and honor to visit the One Billion Rising global page and discover an image from the OBR North Bay 2015 walk, as well as an announcement of the events we’re hosting in Petaluma and Santa Rosa in 2016!  And if you clicked on the image of us, you’re directed to our OBR NB website!

Might YOU be in the image below?  Hope you’ll be joining us this year – Sunday, February 14 – for two walks and an indoor event in the North Bay!

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The REVOLUTION Series – Guatemala

One Billion Rising 2015 … GUATEMALA

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MEN RISING

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Men Rising is an initiative that grew out of men around the world responding to the call to end violence against women and girls. It recognizes that violence against women can only be addressed by engaging men. Rising events in the last three years involved men and boys on an unprecedented scale – with men committing to doing everything in their power to be part of the solution to end violence. Men organized, gathered, and mobilized other men to:

  • Join the struggle to end to violence against women and girls
  • Encourage their peers to stop the abuse and to speak up about the rights of women and girls
  • Treat women with respect, dignity and equality
  • Commit to bringing attention to the rights of women
  • Stand and rise for justice and dignity for all women
  • Rise against all forms of patriarchy
  • Fight for social justice for women and girls

One Billion Rising for Justice and One Billion Rising: Revolution saw groundbreaking, transformative initiatives led and organized by men, serving as an inspiration for other men around the world to be part of the radical shift in consciousness in how women and girls are treated and seen on the community and global level. This year, Men Rising will continue as a dynamic and essential part of the global call to revolution.

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The REVOLUTION Series – Swaziland

One Billion Rising 2015 … Swaziland

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