Hear Our Voices: An invitation to celebrate V-DAY
BELFAST - Gather in circle on Sunday, Feb. 12, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Abbott Room of the Belfast Free Library. Bring poems, humor, laughter, grief and any words or resources you want to share.
We gather in solidarity with the international movement, V-DAY. One Billion Rising: Rising in Solidarity, 2017, is a day recognized world-wide, first called for by Eve Ensler, activist and author of The Vagina Monologues. The goal is 1 billion women and the people who love them, speaking about, teaching about and rising up against the exploitation of women.
Why 1 billion? Because there are 3 billion women in the world and United Nations statistics show that one out of every three women will be raped or assaulted in her life time. That means we all know her.
Currently there are 11.4 million women and girls who are victims of forced labor; sex trafficking of women and girls is the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world. Women are under attack in our nation. So we gather in circle on this day to share strength and courage.
The energy is rising. Join us. Everyone welcome.
FMI: 323-2747 or 338-5089.