1 In 3 women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. One billion women violated is an atrocity. One billion women dancing is a revolution. #onebillionrising
In Bangalore we wanted to put on an event that could bring people together in a spirit of celebration, across caste, class and regional differences. So the event included drumming, live art, street theatre, speakers, and a DJ.
Music really was the magic ingredient that got people mixing, and how better to resist violence against women than to dance your heart out on the streets.
Like Emma Goldman said, "If I can't dance, I don't want to be part of your revolution"!
Organizing One Billion Rising Karnataka took quite a team. Organizers included: Maara, Vimochana, Visthar, Radio Active, Action Aide, I am Change and many more. See this collection of posters designed for One Billion Rising Karnataka.
The night concluded with a candle light poetry and storytelling session in Cubbon Park, lead by Maara.