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India: Celebrating love and resistance

Thursday 13 February 2020, by siawi3

Source: ANHAD 12.02.20

Anhad & OBR India
invite you to an afternoon of poetry and songs

[(Celebrating Love & Resistance
Feb 14, 2020
at Saiyadain Manzil
267 A, Gulmohar Enclave
Jamia Nagar, New Delhi
(magenta line metro, station jamia millia islamia , gate no 3, walk 300 metres) )]


s: Gauhar Raza, Kamla Bhasin, Kaushik Raj, Mandvi Mishra, Mannu Kohli, Poojan Sahil, Purshottam Bhatt, Rajeev Sahir, Raza Haider, Shashi Bhushan Samad, Syeda Hameed

We are in the midst of a rising tide of right -wing nationalism, fascism, corporate greed and climate destruction. We cannot let ourselves be changed by or sunk in their cynicism, hatred, divisions and destruction. What we can do is remember we are the many and we can raise the vibration through action, art, connection, imagination and love.


That is why we do theater, write songs, poetry and dance.
That is why we stand in the face of injustice and are just.
That is why call out the systems that create insane inequality and we give more.
That is why we open the borders of our heart when the state builds walls and detention centers.
That is why we reach out to include everyone in our circle of rising as the state creates further and further divisions between us.
That is why we devote ourselves to developing trust and solidarity because this bond, once secure becomes our wings.
That is why we move our bodies so that the freedom and energy we shake loose becomes a new energy bringing in a new future.
That is why we see, cherish, nurture, respect and protect our Mother Earth as we are not separate from her. Her life is our life.

Together, we RISE to free all women (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities) from sexual, physical, racial, economic, political, socio-cultural, ideological and climate crisis violence. RISE to end rape, battery, incest, sexual harassment, female genital mutilation, sexual slavery and trafficking, child marriage, femicide, sexual, gender and reproductive oppression, violence towards LGBTQIA+ communities. RISE to end capitalism, colonization, racism, imperialism, war and climate catastrophe.