In October 2007 people all over the United States gathered physically and in spirit to speak out against violence against women of color. Some wore red all day and explained that they were reclaiming and reframing their bodies as a challenge to the widespread acceptance of violence against women of color. Some wrote powerful essays about why they were wearing red and posted them on the internet. Some gathered with bold and like-minded folks and took pictures, shared poetry and expressed solidarity.
This year, on the first anniversary of the Be Bold Be Red Campaign, all are invited to make a bold stance against the violence enacted on women and girls of color in our society visible.
In D.C., Chicago, Durham, Atlanta and Detroit women of color will be gathering to renew their commitment to creating a world free from racialized and gendered violence. This time, participants will be using a new technology called CyberQuilting to connect all of these gatherings in real time.
DC Cyberquilter, Zachari Curtis is organizing a gathering at the Emergence Community Arts Collective Space across the street from Banneker High School Washington, DC on Thursday, October 30th.
This event will be webcast to similar gatherings in other cities. Organizers are calling on you because they recognize and appreciate the work that artists and the organizations you work with are doing everyday to make this a more loving and less violent world for women and girls in oppressed communities.
Please join the movement on October 30th so that other warriors in this struggle can be strengthened and affirmed by the energy of our collective ferocity! Are you ready!? To learn more about CyberQuilting, which is a women of color led project to stitch movements together using new web technologies and old traditions of love and nurturing, visit http://www.cyberquilt.wordpress.com/
Liberated Muse Productions will be in attendance.