The #UsToo performance will happen on
March 8th, March 9th and March 10th @ 7pm!
Net proceeds of this #UsToo will support the work of Day One, Woman Kind and One Billion Rising. A semifinalists for the 2017 New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Award, Day One partners with youth to end dating abuse and domestic violence. Woman Kind helps individuals at all stages in life whose lives have been impacted by violence move forward from isolation to connectedness, from surviving to thriving. One Billion Rising is the world’s largest international campaign to end violence against women and girls. It was founded by Eve Ensler, our original collaborator.
4thU ARTIVISTS JOINS
THE #METOO MOVEMENT
TO END HARASSMENT AND VIOLENCE
Spring 2018 production, #USTOO: SHATTERING THE SILENCE, will benefit
several organizations working to end violence against women.
NEW YORK, NY – January 15, 2018 – 4thU Artivists, a NYC-based creative community, announces their Spring 2018 benefit production, #UsToo: Shattering the Silence, opening on International Women’s Day: March 8, 2018. The production will raise funding and awareness for organizations advocating for women. To date, they have raised over $113,000 for numerous organizations of this kind. This year, 4thU Artivists is joining the #MeToo movement in working to end harassment and violence against women and girls. Proceeds from the spring production will benefit Womankind, Day One, and One Billion Rising.
2017 saw the beginning of the #MeToo movement, finally bringing to light the ongoing issue of harassment and violence many women face in the workplace and beyond. #UsToo, an evening of theater and dance, presents the theme of women’s rights as a unified, global event. The production consists of four performances: “Take A Look At That Girl!” by Marsha Lee Sheiness (conceived by Donna Trinkoff), which details true stories of gender-based oppression from around the world; “You Know As I Know” by Deborah Karpel, detailing the experience of a survivor of sexual violence; and “Over It Redux” by Eve Ensler, creator of “The Vagina Monologues” and the VDay global movement.
“This powerful performance of many voices and bodies speaks to the incredible resilience of women around the world who have more #MeToo stories than they can count. The complicated feelings; healing of wounds of the body, mind and heart; standing up at a critical time in our ‘herstory’, this show says it all and will leave you feeling empowered to end the cycle of shame and violence against women!” – Erin Bigelow, Creative Director, 4thU Artivists
Tickets are now on sale. Performances will run from Thursday, March 8th – Saturday, March 10th at 7:00pm each evening. All shows will be held at the Fourth Universalist Society of New York City, at 160 Central Park West.
United States of America–Citizen (an excerpt from “Them”)
The Civics (History and Government) Questions for the Naturalization Test of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Citizen: Janet Aisawa
“Citizen” was made with the support from a Dragon’s Egg Residency
You Can Dance Again provides unique programming, showcases, and retreats for people who crave a return to dance in a unique and empowering way. It’s for those who desire to dance and explore their creative-expression in a welcoming, noncompetitive environment that encourages collaboration, self-expression, and personal growth – in both the dance studio and in life. Join us! https://www.youcandanceagain.com/
…yet again is a solo performance choreographed and performed by Catherine Cabeen to the music of Westin Portillo. The work explores the quest for personal agency. In a world where we are so often told who to be and what to want, …yet again is a rallying cry impelling us to advocate for ourselves and each other.
About 4thU Artivists: Activism through the Arts
4thU Artivists is a community of performers, creatives, healers, and communication professionals who volunteer their time in order to save lives. Their mission is to raise awareness and funds to end violence against women and girls globally and locally through creative projects (theater and dance productions, concerts, and art shows) presented under the auspices of the Fourth Universalist Society, a 501(c)(3) Unitarian-Universalist (UU) congregation in New York City. Donations can be made at https://4thuartivists.com/donate/
About International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Created by the Suffragettes in 1911, this day has been celebrated for over a century.
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