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Tell Us About Your Events to Commemorate International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

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Tell Us About Your Events to Commemorate International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

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16 Days of ARTivism Begin November 23, 2010 San Francisco, CA

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (November 4, 2010) — On Tuesday, November 23rd, at 12 Noon, on the San Francisco City Hall steps, city officials, poets, healers and artists will speak out on the need to recognize the violence inherent in our culture. The Mayor will announce a proclamation for November 25th, to be recognized as San Francisco’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Towards Women and Girls, which is a UN mandated day commemorated globally since 1999.

The rally and press conference will kick off a 16-day series of events throughout the Bay Area and the world with a multicultural cast of artists, healers and activists, to transform the culture of violence throughout the globe. From November 25th through December 10th, the public is invited to attend and/or create healing ceremonies, dance performances, and workshops that seek to eliminate violence towards women in our families, our communities and throughout the world.

This is an example of community creating a ceremony to heal violence.


What action are you willing to take to reclaim the human rights of women and girls?





Written by 16daysofartivism

November 5, 2010 at 10:02 am

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  1. Healing Violence at its Root
    Workshop and Collective Healing Circle
    Simultaeous translation

    Saturday, November 27, 2010
    5pm to 6:30 pm
    Dance Mission Theater
    3316 24th St.
    San Francisco

    The violence, abuse, rape that women have experienced for generations remains inside, deeply hidden. Its presence creates the patterns that repeat and impact our children.
    In this workshop, we will speak the pain and work in spiritual ways to transmute it’s power.
    All are welcome

    Facilitator, Sharon Riegie Maynard, Shawoman

    Sharon Riegie Maynard

    November 8, 2010 at 10:19 am

  2. The Master’s Women’s Spirituality Program at ITP in Palo Alto and the Center for the Sacred Feminine are happy to support this event.


    November 15, 2010 at 1:02 pm

  3. Ciudad Juárez! …even if your voice shakes

    Last April the CNN listed Ciudad Juárez to be among the most dangerous cities in the world…

    Diana Gameros is a singer/songwriter and performer, originally from Ciudad Juárez, who is now living in San Francisco. Through visual art, video and song, Diana will take you on a journey to connect with the women and people of Juárez as you observe how they start to speak up and express their unconformity…even when their voice shakes.

    Diana Gameros

    November 16, 2010 at 12:15 am

    • Red Poppy Art House
      2698 Folsom Street
      San Francisco, CA 94110
      (415) 826-2402

      Date: Nov 24th 2010
      Time: 7pm

      Diana Gameros

      November 16, 2010 at 7:40 pm

  4. http://www.themarsh.org/Marilyn_Pitman.html
    11/27 – 28 and 12/5 – 6
    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.

    Marilyn Pittman’s
    November 6 thru December 5, 2010!

    The Marsh San Francisco

    sat at 8:30 pm
    sun at 7 pm

    “What theatre should be!” – Susan Kirshenbaum, Creative Director, JCCSF

    “Fabulous! A great piece of theater” – CY Musiker, KQED’S “The Do List”

    “Thanks for sharing your sensational emotional story, which balanced grand tragedy with brilliant comedy to lasting effect. Bravo!” – Matt Fadness, Through Smoke Creative

    Listen to Marilyn’s interview on KALW’s Out In The Bay radio broadcast.

    Marilyn’s interview on KALW’s Crosscurrents broadcast.

    Listen to Marilyn’s interview on KFOG with Peter Finch. (Page down about two thirds of the way to the “Beat of the Bay” show entitled “Good Parent/Bad Parent.”)

    Comedy Beat Review
    Bay Citizen Review

    The Marsh is proud to present Marilyn Pittman’s IT’S ALL THE RAGE. Pittman developed IT’S ALL THE RAGE as one of six artists invited to join The Marsh’s second Performance Initiative in 2009. She performed the show to sold-out houses and standing ovations as part of the Festival of New Voices II in June of this year.

    In 1997, Pittman’s identity as a stand-up comic, UC Berkeley educator and NPR talent consultant was shattered by the sudden murder-suicide of her parents. The Pittmans were a normal mid-western family. Dad was a World War II hero, Mom was a poet and editor of her college yearbook and they had been married for almost fifty years before their shocking deaths. It was a family of big personalities doing daring things and laughing a lot, from penny carnivals in the backyard to wild rides on mountain passes. As her mom would say, “We had a lot of fun!” And they did. Hard as it was to reconcile this tragedy with her family memories, Pittman, a well-known Bay Area comic, has a knack for mining humor out of dark truths. The show, at once murder mystery and survival tale, is both uproariously funny and heartbreakingly sad.

    Pittman emerged from the San Francisco gay comedy scene during the AIDS era. She made her name at Josie’s Cabaret in San Francisco’s Castro district, performing countless headliner sets as well as her two solo shows ‘Thank You For Sharing’ and ‘But Enough About You.’ LGBT audiences from Provincetown to Anchorage rolled in the aisles at her wild and funny takes on right wing fundamentalists, personal ads, gay sex, lesbian relationships (including her own) and an assortment of annoying self-help books. She is a G.L.A.A.D. Media Award winner from that time for her work as an ‘out’ comic.

    Yvette Hochberg

    November 24, 2010 at 10:03 pm

  5. Mondays 11/29& 12/6 1:30pm Women’s EFT circles at Hanuman Center 18th Douglas
    Learn EFT in a safe comfortable space.
    Experience a deepened internal awareness.
    Be supported by your sisters.
    Collapse violence and create peace.
    Be present
    In Unity,

    Donation based


    November 28, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    • I went to this circle today. It was powerful!! We worked on the energy of dissapointment, on feeling like no matter what we do, nothing is going to change for women, the belief that american women are not capable of solidarity with other women…so much impotence, frustration, dispair, the sorrow of knowing young girls are brutalized because it is condoned by society…all those traumatic patterns and memories tapped. I feel refreshed. I invite all women to come next monday to the Hanuman Center on 18th St and Douglass in the Castro at 1:30.
      love donation accepted.



      November 29, 2010 at 5:42 pm

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