Cable Access TV for Greenfield Massachusetts & Franklin County
become a fan on facebook
become a fan on facebook
see schedule
Thursday, March 03 2016

1 Billion Rising at Salasin Center on Friday

Adapted from a The Salasin Center press release:

1 in 3 women across our planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime.  That’s 1 BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS.  Every February through March 8th, thousands of Risings take place across the world to show what 1 billion looks like and to shine a light on the rampant injustice that survivors of various forms of violence face.  On  Friday, March 4th, from 7PM to 10PM, The Salasin Center will host one of these events at the RPX (1 Osgood Street) here in Greenfield.

People around the world rise through dance to express rage against injustices and the power of global solidarity and collective action; they dance to express joy and community and celebrate the fact that together they can defeat violence; they rise to show a determination to create a new kind of consciousness – one where violence will be resisted until it is unthinkable.

We need to continue to radically shift consciousness and be braver, bolder, more creative, and determined with our actions.  We will continue to demand justice and we will continue to highlight issues surrounding social injustices inflicted on women and keep highlighting where these issues connect.  We will continue to challenge institutions, governments, policies, and laws, and make these systems, which are responsible for creating situations of poverty and violence, accountable.  We will keep highlighting, creating, and envisioning new, brave, and radical artistic initiatives to bring a world of equality, dignity, and freedom to all women and girls.  There is nothing more powerful than art as a tool for transformation.  Change can happen if we act now and we act together.

To that end, we invite you to join us on March 4th for Drumming with Strong Oak from 7PM to 8PM, Journey Dance with Lorena Norwood from 8PM to 9PM, and Creating Dream Flags from 9PM to 10PM.  Everyone is welcome at this event and participants do not have to stay for the entire time.  In addition, refreshments will be served.  For more information, please call The Salasin Project at (413) 774-4307.

###

About The Salasin Center
The Salasin Center's Greenfield Women's Resource Center is a place for women to build community, support each other, and heal and empower themselves.  Open/drop-in hours are Mondays from 3-5pm and Fridays from 12-3pm.  The Salasin Center also offers a women’s clothing exchange, access to computers & the internet, and a resource library, as well as other information & referral supports.

The Salasin Center's Family United Network FUN Center provides juice & snacks, fun activities for families, arts & music, a lending library, computer lab/free WiFi, a free clothing closet for both grown ups & children, and local resource information.

The Salasin Project is a program of The Consortium and is funded by the Department of Children and Families.  It is located at 474 Main Street in Greenfield.  For more information on programs & support groups, please visit www.salasincenter.org.

Underwriters