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

Event Schedule 2010 — 16 Days of ARTivism for Healing and Education

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Event Schedule Nov. 23 to Dec. 10, 2010 — 16 Days of ARTivism for healing and education.

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

There will be ongoing meditations, vigils, media events in the greater Bay Area throughout these 16 days of Artivism, a term describing the mingling of art and activism.  Women across the globe are encouraged to create healing ceremonies in their communities.

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

On Thursday, November 25th, 2010 an Earth Healing will take place on Alcatraz Island, and is open to all. A group of Healers will conduct a ceremony for the Spirit of Alcatraz Island. These spiritual leaders believe that Mother Earth IS our partner and that all transformation must begin and end with balancing the energy of the Earth.

On Saturday, November 27th, 2010 at 5pm sharp there will be a Mission district community workshop and healing facilitated by Sharon Riegie Maynard, from Oregon on “The root of violence as a societal psychic agreement.” At 7pm, performances, food, drink and dancing will begin, including poet laureates, dancers, and singers such as: The Revolutionary Poets Brigade, Alejandro Chavez, Chin-chin Hsu, Naima Shalhoub, Zaza with dancers, Theresa Dickinson & Maica Folch, singer Anita Nitmar and the dance music of  M.U.S.A.

Nov. 27 & 28, 2010 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.

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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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On Saturday and Sunday December  4 & 5, 2010, 1-5 PM   $25 each day

Healing the Tribe Master workshop with Marja West in the Mission District.   Marja West   http://www.absolutebalancedmastery.com/ A two day intensive in the Mission District

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, 2010 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.

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

6:00 pm

“Reframing Congo”
In Honor of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence
With Muadi Mukenge, Global Fund for Women

Venue: ShaShaMane Bar & Grill, 2507 Broadway in Oakland

Speaker Muadi Mukenge, in addition to being from the Congo, has also made
recent visits to various parts of the country, has extensive knowledge of the
research literature on the Congo and even written on the subject.  Working
in the U.S. and collaborating with a variety of educational, advocacy, and
philanthropy organizations, she has developed a unique perspective on how
Congo, as a country, as a concept, is framed in the West.

Like the rest of Africa, Congo is almost perpetually presented from the singular
negative perspective of war, rape, genocide, famine and poverty.  It is also a
country with enormous wealth of natural resources which has made it the focus
of contention of countries within Africa, Europe and of course the United States.
But there is clearly more to the country than the wealth it offers to industrialized nations, or the “mass rape” stories that dominate the media.

What is the whole story, told by the Congolese people themselves?  How do we contextualize Congo within contemporary African political &
economic development? What are the stories of resistance and successes which the media does not report on?

Come and hear the full and comprehensive story of the Congo. Muadi will address the questions:
•        why is the latest UN report so important for us to understand
•        what is the role of the broader international community & multinationals
•        what is the new bill on “Conflict Minerals”
What is the significance of the World March of Women, held in DRC in October 2010
Celebrating the innovations and potential of Congolese youth and women
Do the 2011 national elections in Congo offer any hope for systemic change?

In addition, she will hear comments and elaborate on questions from the audience.

This Community Dialogue on the Congo is Priority Africa Network’s program of providing space for Bay Area communities to learn about
key issues, o have an opportunity to understand and find ways to engage constructively in policy contributions and activism.

This event is cosponsored by the UNIFEM (Part of UN Women) USNC SF Bay Area Chapter. The chapter works towards raising public
awareness and funds to support UNIFEM’s projects around the world, enhancing women’s economic security and rights, ending violence
against women, reducing the prevalence of HIV/AIDS among women and girls, and advancing gender justice in democratic governance in
stable and fragile states. This event will be one-of-many around the nation that will celebrate women and promote awareness to fighting against
gender violence.

We invite you to join us in an informal environment where we eat, drink, learn and dialogue.

RSVP’s requested – please email PriorityAfrica@yahoo.com, or call (510) 663 2255.

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Tuesday December 7 2010, 6-8 pm – Danza Azteca to Honor Dia de Tonantzin (Mother Earth & Her Daughters Day) – UC Berkeley, Lower Sproul Plaza 

Contact: Patricia Juarez, (510) 917-3151

Aztec dance circle In Xochitl In Cuicalt of Berkeley will be honoring Dia
de Tonantzin with a special ensayo real (ceremonial dance). This gathering
is dedicated to ending and healing spirit wounds caused by environmental
violence against mother earth and women’s bodies due to resource
extraction, toxic pollution, and overconsumption. We encourage you to
bring something to share on the altar that represents sacred relationships
to the earth and loved ones struggling with illness or injustice, for
example photos, flowers, fruit, mementos of loved ones, etc.

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Friday Dec 10, 2010, 7:00pm Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts

2868 Mission Street, San Francisco CA 94110

16 Days of ARTivism! Closing celebration

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

In recognition of the 62nd anniversary of the Internation 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.

Written by 16daysofartivism

November 26, 2010 at 7:50 pm

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