For 2020, we are inviting V-Day and One Billion Rising activists to stage a new event:
RAISE THE VIBRATION
This event can be done on its own or in addition to your One Billion Rising event, The Vagina Monologues, and/or MMRP.
We are in the midst of a rising tide of right-wing nationalism, white supremacy, fascism, tyranny, hatred of and fear of immigrants, misogyny, femicide, homophobia, transphobia, corporate greed and climate destruction. We cannot beat fascists, rapists, climate deniers and plunderers on their terms. We will never be that cruel, discompassionate, greedy, or murderous. We cannot let ourselves be changed by or sunk in their cynicism, hatred, divisions and destruction.
What we can do is remember we are the many and we can RAISE THE VIBRATION through Action, Art, Connection, Imagination and Love.
That is why we do theater, music, art, poetry, dance.
That is why we stand in the face of injustice and are just.
That is why call out the systems that create insane inequality and we give more.
That is why we open the borders of our heart when the state builds walls, detention centers and refugee camps.
That is why we reach out to include everyone in our circle of rising as the state creates further and further divisions between us.
That is why we devote ourselves to developing trust and solidarity because this bond, once secure becomes our wings.
That is why we move our bodies so that the freedom and energy we shake loose becomes a new energy bringing in a new future.
That is why we see, cherish, nurture, respect and protect our Mother Earth as we are not separate from her. Her life is our life.
Together, we RISE to free all women (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities) 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, violence towards LGBTQIA+ communities. We RISE to end capitalism, colonization, racism, imperialism, climate catastrophe and war.
NEW 2020 EVENT: Raise the Vibration
We are asking you to imagine how you will raise the vibration.
Will you drum?
Will you dance?
Will you make posters?
Will you make art?
Will you create poetry?
Will you wail?
Create an artistic piece that is no more than 90 minutes long and without an intermission. It can consist of songs, chants, dances, drumming, monologues, etc.
Every Raise the Vibration production should commence with the Overview (above) by Eve and end with My Revolution Lives in this Body. Following the reading of My Revolution Lives In This Body, conclude the event with a collective action (i.e drumming, dancing) where everyone can come together to RAISE THE VIBRATION.
Create a vibration that is powerful, beautiful, compelling.