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1 Billion Day of Rising with E. Palo Alto Boys and Girls Club
The One Billion Rising Campaign is a recognition that we cannot end violence against women without looking at the intersection of poverty, racism, war, the plunder of the environment, capitalism, imperialism, and patriarchy. In MLK Jr. Plaza in Palo Alto, women and men rose up to call for justice. The women of E. Palo Alto's Boys and Girls Club led the way...
In poetry and prose, the women of E. Palo Alto's Boys and Girls Club called for an end to violence against women on Valentine's Day.
“Our stories have been buried, denied, erased, altered, and minimized by patriarchal systems that allow impunity to reign,” said Monique Wilson, Director of the campaign One Billion Rising. Her thoughts were echoed in the original poetry of Miss Chillin' of the E. Palo Alto Boys and Girls Club. Youth Award winner Jennifer Valadez read Maya Angelou's poem, Phenomenal Women.
Other young women from the club read original and specially chosen prose pieces. Together they called for revolutionary justice. And everyone danced...
Youth Award Winner from the E. Palo Alto Boys and Girls Club read a poem by Maya Angelou