A Call to Unify!
To be the Creators of
To be the Change we seek
by being our Greater Selves
We create when we Share Spirit through music and dance.
Come.Unity is a call to make our connections more tangible.
To discover the Power of our Proactivity together.
Let our circles ignite the fires of our Intention to be Love and to take Action!
Come.Unity Mission //
1. We will donate a portion of profits from our monthly event to a local charity or an international one, alternately. In this way, even as we dance we are contributing to a greater good.
2. We will organize local volunteer opportunities to engage the loving spirit we share to help our communities and those in need.
3. We will organize cultural social gatherings so that we may strengthen the bond of our community outside of the dance space. This may be a museum visit, a film viewing, a lecture or talk or a friendly take-over at one of our favorite restuarants.
It is our hope that this movement will grow and inspire the change we collectively desire.
According to the United Nations, one of every three women on the planet will be physically or sexually abused in her lifetime. V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM), and sex slavery.
Uhuru Afrika community member Chanelle Doctor has taken the lead to produce a local V-Day production. A three day performance run of 'Any One Of Us : Words From Prison' will take place at Out of the Blue Gallery in Cambridge on April 25th-27th by local woman including several members of the Uhuru Afrika community.
Chanelle Doctor is Special Education Teacher, Behavior Therapist, Drama Therapist-In-Training who moved to Boston in August 2012. We admire her for embodying the spirit of #ComeUnity by creating Boston's Vday 2014 campaign to benefit the YWCA of Boston. The YWCA Boston is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
Any One Of Us: Words From Prison evolved from a decade long writing group with Eve Ensler and 15 women at Bedford Hill's Correctional Facility. A collection of stories written from the fierce and honest voices from the original 15 women, the piece is combined with additional writings from women in prisons across the nation. The stories move toward healing, understanding, and change with the ultimate goal of using their writing and voices to impact policy, laws and treatment of incarcerated women. Together these writings reveal the deep connection between women in prison and the violence that often brings them there.
10% of proceeds from our March 14th Uhuru Afrika event will be donated to this campaign.
#Come.Unity: fundraiser/awareness campaign : March 2014