This Friday is One Billion Rising for Justice. Activists around the world are escalating their efforts and thousands are mobilizing to imagesonce again make February 14th One Billion Rising, the world’s biggest mass action to end violence against women and girls.

In Bangladesh they are rising for indigenous rights in 1300 villages, in the United States farmworkers are rising for immigration reform, in Guatemala, Ecuador, and El Salvador the movement  is focusing on reconciliation and fighting impunity from sexual violence during their civil wars.  Visit One Billion Rising’s website to read more.

And here in Santa Fe and northern New Mexico “Risers” are getting ready. Read and share this calendar of events and information so you too can join all who Rise, Release and Dance for the justice women in New Mexico deserve!

THE RISING IN SANTA FE – FEBRUARY 14, 2014 – CALENDAR OF EVENTS!

 JustUS (The Roundhouse)

ALL DAY: Southwest Symposium on Sex Trafficking will explore the multidimensional impact of human trafficking on the victims and society in which it occurs.  Brought to you by one of our New Mexico Women and Girls Network partners The LifeLink.   

10:30-11:30AM – @ THE ROTUNDA, inside the Roundhouse: A press conference and opportunity for the public to come forth and demand the justice they hope to see enacted.

12PM – OUTSIDE THE ROUNDHOUSE we will once again Rise and Dance together. We will hear from activists from many organizations that represent women and girls in our state what we can do (JustUs) to move forward laws that affect change and demand real justice from our legislators.

1PM – MARCH FROM ROUNDHOUSE TO FARMERS MARKET PAVILION, led by Pomegranate Studio Belly Dancers!

JustLIVE (Farmers Market Pavilion)

1:30PM – Watch live stream footage from events around the world.

2PM – 5PM – live dancers, musicians, poets, self-defense demonstrations, interact with the New Mexico Women and Girls Network organizations.

JustLOVE (Warehouse 21, Flying Cow Gallery)

2PM-5PM – Transformative afternoon of release, guided meditations, healing circles and treatments.  Come be heard, supported, and held in a sacred and community-based environment where you can process and release your stories through the guidance and expertise of extraordinary practitioners.

JustART (Warehouse 21, Flying Cow Gallery) 

ALL DAY THROUGH FEBRUARY 21 – Artists from Santa Fe will exhibit pieces reflecting women’s issues, feminist art, and youth art around violence against women.  Make your own Farolito Art releasing your story or your demand for personal justice. Farolitos will be lit in ceremony at 5:30pm.

Galleries on Canyon Road are joining the Rising- Ventana Fine Art and The William & Joseph Gallery will host openings in honor of One Billion Rising For Justice.

Thank you all for your support and participation. Together, we will END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS IN NEW MEXICO!

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