Rising for Love and Healing

Date(s) - 02/10/2019
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

outdated: an antique café


It’s a special Valentine making party! The simplest and most effective way to stop violence is to create more love and compassion and that starts with ourselves. Join us for a fun evening sharing tea, coffee and good conversation at Outdated Cafe. We’ll be making Valentines to OURSELVES…and if you really must, you can make one for someone else too 🙂 We’ll have a few special guests in attendance talking about the movement to end violence and then creating space for anyone to read their wonderful words of self love and celebration around 7pm. Remind yourself why you’re amazing, celebrate your whole self, be proud of all you do! Feel free to bring the kiddos.

All money raised will go to fund a series of Survivor Healing Circles which began in 2018 and will continue into 2019. These circles are intended to create a safe space for survivors of sexual assault and harassment to share and heal as they feel capable. http://www.anahatakingston.com/special-events-workshops/healing-circle/ Your donation of $15 will pay for the costs for a survivor to attend one of these circles. Want to give more to support these circles year round? Donate $25 and you’ll receive a coupon to a Gong Bath at Anahata. Donate $50 and you’ll get the Gong Bath and a coupon for a meal at Outdated Cafe.

We can help one another heal and end the cycle of violence right here in our community. Join us and help spread the LOVE! And if you cannot make it, you can still donate via the ticket link below.

From One Billion Rising
We are living in a time of upheaval and transformation.

Together we have been rising to free women (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender based violence) from sexual and physical violence in its more overt and obvious forms: 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. And, we have had many victories.

As we come into our 7th year of One Billion Rising, we are faced with bigger challenges. To end violence against women, we must commit ourselves to a deeper examination of violence in all its forms. Along with sexual and physical violence, we must also look at systemic violence in economic, political, socio-cultural, environmental and ideological spheres.

As we continue to Rise to end violence against women– it is imperative now for us to expand our understanding of women’s oppression and exploitation in the context of capitalism, colonization, racism, imperialism, environmental plunder and war. We have been compartmentalized and divided for too long. Our Rising must now connect our specific oppression to the common universal humanity that binds us all. This is no less than a way of life, a way of seeing, a way of being in the world. It is not one day that we rise, but every day that this consciousness must rise in all we do.

We call on you this year to be braver, go deeper, reflect, study, listen, learn, awaken to what you don’t know, ask the difficult questions, engage, take actions, and push yourselves out of your comfort zones physically and intellectually. We call on you to commit to resistance and solidarity.

Because Rising is no longer a campaign – it is a way of life.



Sexual Harassment
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
Sexual Slavery and Trafficking
Child Marriage
Sexual, Gender and Reproductive Oppression
Violence Towards LGBTQIA+ Communities
Toxic Masculinity
Poverty/ Economic Injustice/ Labor Exploitation
Climate Destruction and Environmental Plunder
Racism, Hate and Discrimination
Religious Fundamentalism
State and Institutional Violence/ Militarization/ War
Forced Displacement/ Immigrant and Migrant Abuse


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