Idle No More is organizing events in solidarity with two important initiatives on February 14th:
Idle No More is inviting people to join in creating an inclusive Valentines and organize community events to coincide with One Billion Rising (an international campaign to stop violence against women and girls) and Have a Heart Day (an initiative to support Indigenous children). Candle light vigils, teach-ins, rallies, round dances, and other creative acts of awareness, resistance and solidarity are being encouraged.
♥ V-DAY and One Billion Rising ♥
On Valentine's Day, Idle No More is organizing in solidarity with V-Day, which is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. This Valentine's Day, an international event is taking place known as One Billion Rising. It is an attempt to get One Billion Men and Women to rise against violence towards women and girls. This includes solidarity work with activists demanding action on the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada, and globally.
♥ HAVE A HEART DAY ♥
On Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2013, celebrate Have a Heart Day by supporting Indigenous children to grow up safely at home, get a good education, be healthy, and proud of their cultures. Have a Heart Day is about caring Canadians working together to ensure Indigenous children have proper services that make them feel proud of who they are. Explore the Have a Heart Day website for more information, to send an e-Valentine, or to order Have a Heart Valentine’s cards, posters, bookmarks, and buttons, here: http://www.fncaringsociety.com/have-a-heart