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Songs for a New Beginning: 16 Days of ARTivism! Closing celebration

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16 Days of ARTivism! Closing celebration – Songs for a New Beginning – for Healing & Education

Friday December 10th, Teatro del MCCLA, 7:00pm
Suggested donation: $5-$20

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts 2868 Mission Street, San Francisco CA 94110

In recognition of the 62nd anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the closing of the 16 days of ARTivism for the healing of violence toward women and girls, MamaCoAtl hosts an evening of poetry, spoken word and performance art dedicated to ending violence against women, immigrants and the LGBT community. The multiple ways that people from these communities are the targets of violence represent the most egregious violations of human rights today. Tonight, we celebrate our human rights and reclaim those that have been taken from us.

Featured artists: Cihuatl Ce, HeadRush Productions, MamaCoatl, Yosimar Reyes, a special performance by Violeta Luna, and much more.

Activities to raise public awareness that say “END Violence Against Women & Girls!”

On December 10, 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  To read the full text:   http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/

16 Days of ARTivism for Healing and Education

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For the updated list of events in San Francisco, please click at right column where page is labeled:  Event-Schedule 2010 –  16 Days of ARTivism for healing and education

End Violence towards Women and Girls

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November 23, 2010 at steps of San Francisco City Hall.  MamaCoAtl, playwright Kim McMillon, Poet Nina Serrano, city officials and community members kicked off 16 Days (November 25 – December 10, 2010) of ARTivism for healing and education to end violence against women and girls.

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To see more photos from November 23, 2010 taken by Howard Harawitz: http://picasaweb.google.com/harawitz/InternationalDayForTheEliminationOfViolenceTowardWomenAndGirls?feat=email#

 





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Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread violations of human rights. It can include physical, sexual, psychological and economic abuse, and it cuts across boundaries of age, race, culture, wealth and geography. It takes place in the home, on the streets, in schools, the workplace, in farm fields, refugee camps, during conflicts and crises. It has many manifestations — from the most universally prevalent forms of domestic and sexual violence, to harmful practices, abuse during pregnancy, so-called honour killings and other types of femicide.

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In 1994, a World Bank study on ten selected risk factors facing girls and women in this age group, found rape and domestic violence more dangerous than cancer, motor vehicle accidents, war and malaria. Studies also reveal increasing links between violence against women and HIV and AIDS. A survey among 1,366 South African women showed that women who were beaten by their partners were 48 percent more likely to be infected with HIV than those who were not.

 

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16 days of ARTivism for Healing and education.

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December 4, 2010

Ajaw B’eleje’ B’atz’

Dia de la Mujer

Nuestras primeras cuatro abuelas, llegaron en secreto, vinieron del aire, vinieron del Creador y Formador así llegaron.

Kaja Paluna’, Chonimaja’,

Kakixaja’ y Tz’ununija’

Cordialmente están invitados a la Ceremonia de la Mujer.  Traigan sus ofrendas de copal, velas y flores blancas.

Día de ceremonia Maya: 4 de diciembre 2010

Lugar: Ocean Beach, Great Highway y Fulton, San Francisco

Hora:   6:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Gracias por su participación.

Compartiremos café y pan dulce después de la ceremonia.

Para más información favor de llamar a los siguientes teléfonos:

(415) 955.7517; (415) 410.5682

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THE PROBLEM IS

  • Violence against women and girls has far-reaching consequences, harming families and communities. For women and girls 16–44 years old, violence is a major cause of death and disability.
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Women around the planet gather to dismantle the concept of violence.

 

 


 

Madre Coraje, interrupting a political function.  She silenced president Calderon, she silenced all with her rage and pain.  Her son was one of 16 teenagers murdered at a party by uniformed armed men.  All in a days work in Juarez.
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Off shore drilling’s just another word for

Nothing left to rape!

78 women every hour

1,871 each day

683,000 a year

imagine it’s ok

to know the earth

exactly as a person.

imagine Armageddon

already happened

now we’re into

reconstruction.

imagine a god named

it’s ok.

3 million gallons a day

hemorrhaging into gulf waters

another woman battered every15 seconds

the Mother’s rule

is blood for blood

you eat, you pay

we are the vampires of empire

we can eat cherries in winter

we can fly anywhere

everything we do begins with petroleum

yum yum yum

345  million gallons slick in the gulf

6,000 women genitally mutilated today

You Eat You Pay she says

and all natural history confirms

she means it

3,571 birds fallen – oil in water

15,000 women sold into sexual slavery this year

749 sea turtles –death by oil

Women are tired of the ways men bleed

by breaking open

other people’s veins

the earth’s veings

let us respect the bravery

of women

let us raise up walls

walls in every city

and a big wall in Washington,

walls with names and names and names

Maria and Maria Theresa, Jerusha, Agnes, Kelly, Nancy,

Laci, Margaret, Sonia, Madelene, Susan, Carmen, Naomi,

Fatima, Mary Anne, Helen

great red walls for the blood of these soldiers

“our beloved sister, mother and daughter

she died bravely in the line of duty

to family and country

to marriage and to the evolution

of the patriarchy

we thank her for her sacrifice

we honor her courage

we miss her presence

may her heart be at peace”

some wounds are of the heart

some teaching is wounding

some wounds never heal.

Women are tired of the ways men bleed.

By Anne Bluethenthal  based on a poem by Judy Grahn

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“Last year at the Vancouver Peace Summit 2009 the Dalai Lama expressed, “The world will be saved by the Western Woman.”  My initial response to this declaration was, “Great, let’s do it!  We women here in the west are super beings; we are leading the cutting edge of evolution for all our sisters and brothers still caught up in the world patriarchy.”  Moments later I was overwhelmed by a feeling of un-easiness as the reality of the plight of my sisters and brothers became very clear:  The path we are actually on, relative to the collective consciousness of humanity—is the path of destruction.

In order for Western Women to initiate conscious change in the world’s path and save the world—we, as women, must heal and dissolve our complicity, participation and addiction to the patriarchy.

  • We must recognise our own violent reactivity to the masculine powers that be through our emulating and acting like the so-called powerful men that have set up this destructive world path in the first place.
  • Too many of our sisters unconsciously and consciously choose to act like unconscious men and strive at all costs (the loss and sacrifice of love, our femininity, our children and families, our well-being and health, etc.) to be “equal” to them—many of us expressing ourselves as if we were men, indulging in behaviours contrary to the Divine Feminine, in our embodiment of the unconscious masculine.
  • Expressing our masculine energies has certainly been an important tool in rising through the ranks and facing the adversities of the predominantly male world of politics and world business—but enough is enough—a balance must be co-created.
  • We must dissolve all violence as perpetuated in dysfunctional relationships, martyrdom, self-abuse, and self-sacrifice, and set a well balanced example of wholeness to our sons and daughters.
  • We women must dissolve our addiction and identification to victimhood, self-sacrifice, and “dumbing down” our Divinity, and learn to embody the Divine Feminine energies through mastering Self-care and Self-fullness.
  • In doing so we bring into balance the entire world, dissolving the unconscious Masculine, evolving-making conscious the Divine Masculine, bringing forth the Divine Feminine, and teaching our sons and daughters their Divine value, and the importance of balancing the male and female energies in all of us—learning to wield and master these energies for the good of all humanity.”         Marja West

Master Absolute Balanced Mastery™ Class Series
Presented in a Four Part Rites of Initiation by
Spiritual Teacher-Absolute Balanced Mastery™ Founder, Marja West

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A two day intensive in the Mission District

December 4-5, 2010

1-5 PM

25 dlls each day

please confirm participation to get directions.

Join us in a two day intensive on Saturday 4 December and Sunday 5 December for a wonderful collective healing and
initiation to wholeness, honouring the  16-Day Festival dedicated
to the Elimination of Violence Toward Women and Girls.
A collective Absolute Balanced Mastery™ healing will be invoked throughout the
intensive, allowing all of us to forgive and transcend the sins of our Selves,
Fathers and Mothers, and move into our respective places of power as conscious,
grown men and women.
Deeply intimate exercises and processes will be engaged in a
no-holds-barred-fashion, along with an anointing ceremony to complete each
segment.Part one—loving our wounded inner child
Each of us has an inner wounded child who often runs our adult lives in ways
that disempower us—keeping us stuck in the past and looping in endless familiar
dramas.
This wounded child is actually the chalice that holds our all our traumas—the
emotional-mental-physical-sexual abuse and neglect we’ve experienced. Through
these childhood experiences we have unconsciously solidified our beliefs and
manifested our realities as adults with matching scenarios, infecting the
world-at-large, affecting the ways we express or don’t express our personal
power.
This is a heartfelt invitation to hold sacred space for this inner wounded child
by allowing and acknowledging his/her pain.  Let us all reclaim, nurture, and
set our inner wounded child free to  emerge—gifting our adult Selves with the
magic only an innocent child can bring forth.
Part Two—Forgiving Father, Embracing the Divine Masculine 

Like it or not, our fathers are our first interface with the energies of the
Divine Masculine and the world-at-large.
This interface and connection becomes our template for our own masculine
directed-ness, focus, our ability to act on our own behalf, follow through and
take action.
Our fathers are also our foundational templates for the men in our lives—the
good, the bad, the beautiful, the ugly, and everything in between and beyond!
Whether our fathers were active and present in our upbringings or not—their
influence energetically, emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually
program our lives on many different levels—affecting our ability to embrace our
masculine and feminine energies, develop healthy self-esteem, manifest our
dreams, attract healthy relationships and love partnerships, and manifest
abundance and peace out in the world.
Discover the relationship between the Divine Masculine, our fathers, and
allergies or emotional-energetic disconnections to wheat and meat, and how these
affect the emotional, mental and physical bodies.
Let us all open to forgiving our fathers, transcend the sins of our fathers, and
move into our respective places of power as grown men and women.
Discover the gifts of your father and own your masculine power…become the
template of change and the powerful expression and example of balanced masculine
energies for your sons and daughters and for the world.
Part Three—Forgiving Mother, Embracing the Divine Feminine

Our mothers are our first interface with the energies of the Divine Feminine
that embrace and express the qualities of life, light, creativity, movement,
spontaneity, softness, generosity, nurturance, fluidity & flow, beauty and
radiance.
This interface and connection becomes our template for our own feminine nature
regardless of being male or female.  When we are in conflict with our mothers
and the feminine—we are actually at war with nature and short-circuit our
inherent connection to love and joy.
The feminine—the goddess has many faces and moods—just like nature—there’s Her
fierceness in an erupting volcano, and her sublime beauty expressed in a
gorgeous sunrise. Our mothers and every expression of the feminine encompass an
infinite array of sanity and craziness, yet historically the patriarchy has
vilified and sought to destroy Her.  What we don’t realise is that all women
carry within their bodies the energy signatures of the unconscious masculine.
Discover the relationship between the Divine Feminine, our mothers, and
allergies or emotional-energetic disconnections to milk and dairy products, and
how these affect the emotional, mental and physical bodies—this includes our
ability to take care of ourselves and others from a place of empowerment.
Discover the gifts of your mother and own your feminine power… become the
template of change and the powerful expression and example of balanced feminine
energies for your sons and daughters and for the world.
Part Four—World Service—Sharing Our Tribal Gifts With The World

Now that we’ve unveiled the tribal gifts given to us through our fathers and
mothers, it’s time to really receive and own these gifts, and share them with
the world through WORLD SERVICE.
What is your purpose this lifetime? What is World Service?
Each one of us is an expression of The
Divine-In-The-Flesh-God-Goddess-All-That-Is.
This means that each one of us has a special contribution to make to humanity
and the world-at-large.  Believe it!  This means that only you can bring this
gift and expertise into the world—no one else can make your contribution.
Learn to navigate the process of evolving a J-O-B into a Career, and then
evolving a Career into your unique Vocation and World Service.
Discover what a World Service platform is and how you can connect with yours
using your birth date and destiny numbers, based on your birth name (and your
current name)…
Wake up, be lived, Divinely!   Let us as conscious awakened Men and Women take
our planet and world to a higher place!

Marja West Founder-Master Absolute Balanced Mastery™ Practitioner

About The Facilitator:  Marja West (mar’ya)
Marja West is an internationally recognised spiritual teacher, master energy
healing facilitator and the founder of Absolute Balanced Mastery™, an exciting
energy medicine-energy healing technology that facilitates the alignment of mind
(thoughts & beliefs), heart (feelings & emotions) and body with the Divine.
Adept at addressing the challenges of our current time, people of all ages enjoy
Marja’s fun, light, laugh-out-loud humour, and at times in-your-face-no-nonsense
delivery in her talks about healing, being here, now, and navigating modern
living with the Divine Feminine and the Divine Masculine in all of us.  Marja
has a background in Art; Astronomy & Physics; Dance; Martial Arts; Music, Hatha
Yoga & Women Studies. She is an Ordained Minister, Medical Intuitive, Pranic
Healer, Reiki Master, Certified Bioenergy Balancing® Practitioner and radio show
host for DIVINE NATION on VoiceAmerica’s 7th Wave Network.  Her first book Love,
Now: Untying the Knot—A Spiritual Guide to Dissolving the World Through Making
Love Divine is near publication.  This is Book One of her three-book Absolute
Balanced Mastery™ Series on Living
Love. http://www.AbsoluteBalancedMastery.com/ Shriimate@gmail.com 415.563.6089


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Dec. 5 & 6 http://www.themarsh.org/Marilyn_Pitman.html
sat at 8:30 pm;   sun at 7 pm
The Marsh – Marilyn Pittman IT’S ALL THE RAGE
60 minutes no intermission All seating for this performance is first-come, first-served. This show is 18+. Please do not bring infants to the show.All shows are at The Marsh San Francisco.  More info: https://16daysofartivismforthehealingofviolence.wordpress.com/tell-us-about-your-events-to-commemorate-international-day-for-the-elimination-of-violence-against-women/

On Friday Dec 10, International Human Rights Day, the closing program for the 16 days of Artivism for Healing and Education will take place at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts in San Francisco. Performance artist Violeta Luna joins MamaCoAtl, Yosimar Reyes and HeadRush theater group in an evening of truth telling: and exploring the state of our Human Rights through art.

 


In Recognition of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Towards Women

https://16daysofartivismforthehealingofviolence.wordpress.com

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Women activists have marked November 25th as a day against violence since 1981, in remembrance of the brutal assassination of the three Mirabel sisters, political activists, in the Dominican Republic on November 25, 1960, on orders from Dominican ruler Rafael Trujillo. More information can be found athttp://www.un.org/depts/dhl/violence


To learn more please check out:

The work we do in Mexico  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ry8lN5K9i04

Last year at city hall  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcwzJfhzEAU

http://missionlocal.org/2009/11/end-violence-against-women/

http://www.cwgl.rutgers.edu/16days/home.html

http://www.amnestyusa.org/violence-against-women/stop-violence-against-women-svaw/16-days-for-womens-rights/page.do?id=1108252

http://www.educacionenvalores.org/25-de-noviembre-Dia-Internacional.html

http://www.un.org/spanish/Depts/dpi/boletin/mujer/minuto.html

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Many thanks to “ITP Women’s Spirituality MA Program” for their valuable support.


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CONVOCATORIA

Este 24 y 25 de noviembre, Día Internacional contra la Violencia hacia las Mujeres, a la asamblea y marcha para denunciar y exigir a las autoridades:

¡Alto a la violencia del sistema capitalista, neoliberal y patriarcal!

Y respeto a los:

-Derecho de las mujeres a la tierra y a la propiedad familiar: no exclusión y despojo de las mujeres a la tierra y revisión inmediata de reglamentos ejidales y estatutos comunales para eliminar la discriminación a las mujeres.
-Derecho a la alimentación: control de precios de los productos básicos, precio justo para los productos del campo.
-Derecho a la justicia: alto a las violaciones, alto al feminicidio y castigo para los responsables.

Exigimos:

-Alto a las altas tarifas de luz, agua, predial y de todos los servicios básicos.
-Respeto a los derechos laborales y sindicales, respeto a las pensiones y jubilaciones, salarios justos.
-Respeto a las autonomías zapatistas.
-Alto a la militarización y a la paramilitarización.
-Libertad inmediata de los y las presas políticas y respeto a su dignidad y a la de sus familiares.

Invitamos a participar a todas las mujeres de Chiapas del campo y la ciudad, y a los hombres solidarios con nuestras luchas, en:

LA ASAMBLEA

de mujeres en lucha, que se realizará el 24 de noviembre, de 8:00 a 19:00 hs., en el CIDECI-UNITIERRA(Camino viejo a Chamula s/n. col Nueva Maravilla, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas).

LA MARCHA-MITIN

En Tuxtla Gutiérrez, este 25 de noviembre, desde el Parque 5 de mayo a la Plaza Central.

Puntos de reunión:

– en San Cristóbal de las Casas: en CIDECI, a las 7:30 a.m.

– en Tuxtla Gutiérrez: en el Parque 5 de mayo, a las 10:00 a.m.

Pedimos que cada organización participante lleve sus mantas reivindicativas y su intervención para el mitín.

Los gastos serán cubiertos por cada organización.

Convocamos:

Movimiento Independiente de Mujeres (MIM), Centro de Derechos de la Mujer de Chiapas, A.C; Colectivos de mujeres de las regiones Selva-Norte, Altos y Sierra-fronteriza, Red de mujeres sindicalistas de Chiapas, Brigada Feminista, Coordinadora de Mujeres en Resistencia Norte, Altos y Selva-frontera, Mujeres del Consejo Autónomo Regional de la Costa, Organización de familiares de presos de Ocosingo “La Voz del Encino,” Centro de Derechos Humanos Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas.

Para adhesiones e información:

Centro de Derechos de la Mujer de Chiapas: (967) 631-60-75


Centro de Derechos
de la Mujer de Chiapas

http://www.ddhhmujerchiapas.org/lavoz/index.html

Tel: (967) 631 60 75
cdmch.comunicacion@gmail.com


Dec. 5 & 6 http://www.themarsh.org/Marilyn_Pitman.html
sat at 8:30 pm;   sun at 7 pm
The Marsh – Marilyn Pittman IT’S ALL THE RAGE
60 minutes no intermission All seating for this performance is first-come, first-served. This show is 18+. Please do not bring infants to the show.All shows are at The Marsh San Francisco.  More info: https://16daysofartivismforthehealingofviolence.wordpress.com/tell-us-about-your-events-to-commemorate-international-day-for-the-elimination-of-violence-against-women/
On Saturday and Sunday December 4, 5, Healing the Tribe Master workshop with Marja West in the Mission   http://www.absolutebalancedmastery.com/ 

On Friday Dec 10, International Human Rights Day, the closing program for the 16 days of Artivism for Healing and Education will take place at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts in San Francisco. Performance artist Violeta Luna joins MamaCoAtl, Yosimar Reyes and HeadRush theater group in an evening of truth telling: and exploring the state of our Human Rights through art.

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