25 Nov Raise the Vibration for 16 Days of Activism; New Song & Art Released Today
From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to RISE and RAISE THE VIBRATION to end violence against all women and girls (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender-based violence).
In honor of this day and to celebrate the One Billion Rising launches that have taken place and those that will launch today – including OBR South Asia, OBR Bangladesh, OBR Philippines, OBR Mexico, Congo, Swaziland and 17 countries in OBR Africa, we have news to share.
We mark today with the release of two new art pieces by extraordinary artists whose work represents our global 2020 call for Action, Art, Connection, Imagination and Love.
“WE ARE RISING”, A NEW LIBERATION SONG, BY TAÍNA ASILI – RELEASED TODAY
Social justice artist Taína Asili has composed and written a liberation song – in collaboration with One Billon Rising, entitled “We Are Rising.” We are honored that Taína has created this new anthem for One Billion Rising. It is a call to action, to dance, to RISE. The song celebrates our collective energy, creative resistance, and solidarity as we RISE against the tides of violence against all women, climate crisis, racism and corporate greed. Executive Produced by Eve Ensler, Susan Celia Swan & Monique Wilson for One Billion Rising.
“Music has always been the heartbeat of our movements for liberation. With “We Are Rising” I offer women around the world a new anthem to help us tap into the energy, strength, courage and wisdom needed to usher in a new era of justice and healing.” – Taína Asili
Taína is a New York based Puerto Rican singer, filmmaker, and activist whose work honors the tradition of her ancestors and carries themes of hope and liberation, which surges into one soulful and defiant voice.
Listen, share, and spread the song, RAISE the vibration for freedom for women around the world. Together, We Are RISING.
NEW! RAISE THE VIBRATION ART/POSTER DESIGNED BY ARTIST/ACTIVIST ALIXA GARCIA UNVEILED
Artist and activist Alixa Garcia, of the globally recognized spoken word duo Climbing PoeTree, has designed a poster for Raise the Vibration. The design echoes the themes of the campaign and Alixa and Eve’s collaborative vision of where this campaign will take us as we Raise the Vibration globally. We envision this image EVERYWHERE WE RISE, at events, on stage, on the sides of buildings, sidewalks, buses, taxis, you name it. We invite you to be creative!
“We are raising the vibration in the face of mediocrity, falsehood, greed, destruction, and separation. We are centralizing nature in this process and remembering that we are her. As our earth transforms, we transform with her, and just like the seed that has cracked open in the depth of the earth, we too have but only one direction to go.” – Alixa Garcia
In 2020, together we RISE to free all women from sexual, physical, racial, economic, political, socio-cultural, ideological and climate crisis violence. We RISE to end rape, battery, incest, sexual harassment, female genital mutilation, sexual slavery and trafficking, child marriage, femicide, sexual, gender and reproductive oppression, and violence towards LGBTQIA+ communities. We RISE to end capitalism, colonization, racism, imperialism, climate catastrophe and war.
RISE 2020, RAISE THE VIBRATION.
RISE in your community, for your community.
One Billion RISING: Revolution 2020 – RISE in your community, for your community
City of Joy: Turning Pain to Power – Screen the Documentary, Support the Women in DR Congo
We feel the energy of rising up, of resistance, of bold artistic energy and creativity coming forward from V-Day and One Billion Rising activists across the globe. At the City of Joy in Congo, 1294 women survivors have graduated, and the documentary film also entitled CITY OF JOY is available on Netflix, bringing a vast global audience their message of Turning Pain to Power.