V-Day is Back…With a Different Twist!
On Thursday, February 14, 2013 Las Hermanas del Desierto will hold its second annual Valentine’s Day breakfast.
According to United Nations’ statistics, one billion women on the planet are raped or beaten in their lifetimes. In an effort to bring global attention to this incredible crime against half of humanity, writer/activist Eve Ensler and her global organization V-Day: Until the Violence Stops, created One Billion Rising. On this day, one billion women and men who love women will rise up to dance, sing, chant, and flash mob, to say “enough is enough!” The international group is asking that people all over the globe rise up and pledge to do one thing in the next year to help end violence against women. V stands for Vagina, Victory over Violence, and Valentine.
“The horrible rape in India when a girl on a bus was pulled off, gang raped, brutalized and killed has received world-wide attention and helped raise the level of support for such an ambitious event. Honor killings and acid attacks against girls who have been rape, genital mutilation, sex trafficking—these are the horrors we read about happening in other countries and the perpetrators mostly go unpunished. One out of every three women and girls in the U.S. are victims of sexual abuse. If we were to end violence and women were free to thrive, rather than survive, it would change everything.” –onebillionrising.org
Throughout the world, in over 190 countries, thousands of organizations are planning to rise. From Paris to Capetown, Peru to LA, nuns, labor unions, teachers, students, individual citizens are rising in protest.
This is the first time in history that such an event has happened on a global scale. Here, in San Felipe, the Desert Sisters will do its part to rise. It has been suggested that as a group we seek to raise funds to assist with combating domestic abuse and rape in our adopted community.
We will discuss organizational details at the monthly luncheon on Monday, February 4th. Please pass the word on to other Sisters in our community who may not be connected to the Internet. Come with ideas.
Posted on January 30, 2013, in Announcement, Event, News and tagged current-events, el balcon, event, politics, valentines day, victory over violence. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on V-Day is Back…With a Different Twist!.