One Billion Rising: Dance (and walk) on 2/14 Against Violence

The Veriditas and greater labyrinth community are THRILLED to support the work and actions of One Billion Rising, an initiative against violence against women in the world on February 14th in over 190 countries, click here to find an event near you.

As written on the 1BR website…

On V-Day’s 15th Anniversary, 14 February 2013, we are inviting ONE BILLION women and those who love them to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to this violence. ONE BILLION RISING will move the earth, activating women and men across every country. V-Day wants the world to see our collective strength, our numbers, our solidarity across borders.

Eve Ensler, the creator of the event and author of The Vagina Monologues, asked Lauren Artress if the labyrinth community might want to join the efforts of 1BR. We feel certain there is a significant place for the labyrinth community to be involved.

Last week I attended a workshop in Naperville, Illinos to learn the dance that all participants will perform. (You can learn it via the video). It was fun, meaningful and even emotional. I can’t imagine how much more intense the actual event will be. In fact, one woman said, “I don’t think I will be able to dance and just leave, I am going to be too emotional.”

I told her about the labyrinth and we both talked about how helpful it would be to “center” after this experience. If weather permits, we will walk to an outdoor labyrinth near our dancing spot (which is inside a store). I am planning on bringing some paper finger labyrinths (Fingerlabyrinth) just in case we can’t get outside.

I believe Grace Cathedral in San Francisco will host an event and the dancing will be ON the labyrinth. How wonderful is that!

Are any of you participating? Do you have plans to incorporate the labyrinth into the event? Do you have any ideas of how the labyrinth can support this event? Please share!

Remember….

ONE IN THREE WOMEN ON THE PLANET WILL BE RAPED OR BEATEN IN HER LIFETIME.*
ONE BILLION WOMEN VIOLATED IS AN ATROCITY
ONE BILLION WOMEN DANCING IS A REVOLUTION