Saturday, February 231:00-3:00PM
Facilitated by Marge Blake
In Girl Scouts you are part of a special group of girls that stretches across the world. Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from 150 countries celebrate World Thinking Day. World Thinking Day is a way to celebrate with girls all over the world by doing the same activities. The 2019 World Thinking Day theme is "Leadership". Earn your World Thinking Day badge by participating in our celebration! We will play some games, explore other countries, and create a dove origami.
Register by: 2/17
Wednesday, February 27th 6:00-7:00 PM
Come learn the Break the Chain Dance in community at Womanspace! Meghan Baylor will break down the steps of the dance in a fun, empowering environment so that every person has the opportunity to stand in solidarity against the exploitation of women! Or you can learn the dance by watching the youtube video on your own at home!
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.
Saturday, March 2nd
Friday, March 8th
The doors open at 6:30pm.
Womanspace's One Billion Rising Event will be a combination of spoken word, sharing stories, drumming, and rising together with the opportunity to turn pain into power by moving our bodies in the Break the Chain dance. You can learn the dance during a tutorial at Womanspace or by watching the youtube video!
This event is a freewill donation; benefiting RAASE.
Monday, April 22nd
All of our plants and animals have value and are part of the web of life. Our lives and theirs are linked together — without them, our own species might not survive.
Land-dwelling wildlife species have declined by 40% since 1970.
Birds populations have been reduced by about 20-25%.
HoneyBees and butterfly populations are dwindling.
We need to do better. That is why Earth Day Network is undertaking a campaign to elevate understanding and foster action to stop the decimation of species around the globe.
Come learn about the plants and animals who are in our natural habitat and what we can do to help them. Find out more about the gardens, forest, and prairie land right here on Womanspace grounds. The evening will be a combination of education with craft stations and ideas of ways to contribute to a healthy Earth at Womanspace or in your backyard.
The evening will conclude with a walk at the labyrinth to honor Mother Earth! This is a FAMILY event for all ages!
Advanced registration is appreciated. Walk-ins welcome.
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