LOVE, LIGHT & LYRICS: A One Billion Rising Event

WWI love light lyrics flyer for web

The Women Worldwide Initiative will host its One Billion Rising event, LOVE, LIGHT & LYRICS at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe on Valentine’s Day – a community’s call to spread love and end violence.

1 in 3 women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. Join us and co-sponsor U.S. National Committee for UN Women Metro NY Chapter, as we rise up and speak out to end the violence!

Host: Lynx Garcia

Featuring artists:
-Nene Ali, 15 yr old spoken word poet
-Maria Aponte, teacher and author of Transitions of a Nuyorican Cinderella
-Camonghne, featured on HBO’s Brave New Voices
-Safia Elhillo, 2011 Women of the World Poetry Slam finalist
-Katherine George, Youth Board Member at Urban Word
-Arielle John, Spoken word artist & student
-Peggy Robles, educator and writer
-Jani Rose, Poet and Writer
-Tahani Salah, performer, poet, educator and activist
-True, Poetess
Raffle: Pearl Naidoo jewelry, Art by Mia, live painting by Marthalicia

THE WOMEN WORLDWIDE INITIATIVE: A nonprofit-sponsored organization dedicated to youth development, and cultural and economic empowerment of women and girls in low-income communities in New York City and developing countries.

ONE BILLION RISING is Eve Ensler’s global movement to encourage women and those who love them to walk out, dance, rise up, and demand an end to gender-based violence.

NUYORICAN POETS CAFE: 35 years of spoken word, theatre, poetry & slam, hip hop, music & film on the Lower East Side in NYC.

RSVP and invite your friends here. If you have any questions or want to volunteer to support this event, contact Bianca at bianca@womenworldwideinitiative.org

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