Members of Swift Current’s Women’s Lives Theatre have partnered with Southwest Crisis Services to explore how Swift Current will “rise” and be part of a global phenomenon called One Billion Rising to stop violence against women and girls on Feb. 14.
“We invite the community to join us in this powerful movement to talk about and work to end violence against women and girls,” said local organizer Christine Ciona.
“We are partnering with the Art Gallery of Swift Current and Swift Current Library to host the event,” said Teresa Cole of Southwest Crisis Services, “and we have an open invitation and call out to writers, actors, dancers, musicians and passionate community members to provide pieces of work which will become part of the evening. We want the focus to be on the positive – a conversation about the issue itself, but most importantly what we can each do toward ending the violence.”
The event will be an interactive exploration through various stations at the Art Gallery and Library, where artists will share their topical works – art, dance, music and writing. There will be a chance for discussion and for participants to get involved by creating their own “I Rise…” statements.
The evening is free of charge, open to everyone, and refreshments will be served. Doors open at 7 p.m.
To learn more about One Billion Rising and V Day Swift Current, including how you can be involved, call Christine Ciona 306-774-6478 or Teresa Cole 306-778-3386 or e-mail email@example.com or learn more about V Day and its campaigns visit www.vday.org