Sat 2/14 – Tonantzin Rising (El Paso)
On SATURDAY, February 14, 2015, at 6pm La Mujer Obrera & Sin Fronteras/Alianza Nacional de Campesinas will join with activists around the world for ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE at Café Mayapan, 2000 Texas Ave.
CALL TO ARTISTS: V-Day Revolution Art Display
La Mujer Obera seeking local artists for Tonantzin Rising: Revolution Against Sexual Violence Art Show on Feb. 14th @ Cafe Mayapan. Artists working in all media are eligible.
Interested Artists, please SUBMIT by 2/10/14 & contact 915.799.2890 / [email protected] for details.
The campaign recognizes that we cannot end violence against women without looking at the intersection of poverty, racism, war, the plunder of the environment, capitalism, imperialism, and patriarchy. Impunity lives at the heart of these interlocking forces. Women along the border have suffered the brunt of economic changes, poverty and violence. El Paso women are rising to demand the protection of our community spaces as vital sources for transformation and the creation of a world free of violence.
To learn more about One Billion Rising for Justice in El Paso, Texas visit: http://
About One Billion Rising
One Billion Rising was the biggest mass action in human history. The campaign began as a call to action based on the staggering UN statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. On 14 February, people across the world came together to strike, dance, and RISE in defiance of the injustices women suffer, demanding an end at last to violence against women. Over 10,000 events took place on the ground and the campaign took over media and social media worldwide for 48 hours, trending in 7 countries – 4 times in the US alone. The wildly successful grassroots campaign was covered widely by media in all corners of world including The New York Times, The Guardian, NPR, and many more. www.onebillionrising.org
V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls that raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of Playwright/Founder Eve Ensler’s award winning play The Vagina Monologues and other artistic works. The V-Day movement has raised over $100 million; educated millions about the issue of violence against women and the efforts to end it; crafted international educational, media and PSA campaigns; reopened shelters; and funded over 13,000 community-based anti-violence programs and safe houses in Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Kenya, Egypt, and Iraq. V-Day has received numerous acknowledgements and awards and is, one of the Top-Rated organizations on both Charity Navigator and Guidestar. V-Day’s most recent global campaign, ONE BILLION RISING, galvanized over one billion women and men on a global day of action towards ending violence against women and girls. www.vday.org