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Gathering of GrandmothersWe Invite You To Join our Gathering of Grandmothers

February 14, from 10:00 a.m. – 2 :00 p.m.

One in three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime.

That is ONE BILLION WOMEN.

On Valentine's Day, February 14, 2014 women are being called to harness their power and imagination to rise for justice, Imagine: One Billion Women releasing their stories, dancing and speaking!

The FUSION Foundation and the Red Shawl Grandmothers invite you to join us for a day of dialogue, a collection of conversations, a lesson to learn from one another, a shift in time to share our stories of experience, strength and hope. A time to harness our power and imagination to rise for justice.

 

828 N 2nd St Phoenix, AZ 85004 

southwest corner of 2nd St and Garfield, 

one block south of Roosevelt some parking is available (car pooling encouraged), 

use Roosevelt/Central Ave Light Rail Station 

 

$25.00 suggested donation contribute what you can lunch, snacks and beverages will be provided

Please RSVP, limited seating, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 623-688-1278

One Billion Rising is a global campaign to end the violence against women, rise for justice and promote gender equality. One Billion Rising was started in 2012 as part of the V-Day movement. The "billion" refers to the UN statistic that one in three women will be raped or beaten in their lifetime, or about one billion. On September 20, 2012, people from 160 countries signed up to take part in the campaign. In 2013, the One Billion Rising campaign culminated in the biggest mass global action to end violence against women with tens of thousands of events held in more than 190 countries.

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Women, War and Peace

Pray the Devil Back to Hell

Women, War & Peace premiered on your local PBS station Tuesday nights from Oct. 11 to Nov. 8, 2011.

Women, War & Peace is a bold new five-part PBS television series challenging the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men’s domain. The vast majority of today’s conflicts are not fought by nation states and their armies, but rather by informal entities: gangs and warlords using small arms and improvised weapons. The series reveals how the post-Cold War proliferation of small arms has changed the landscape of war, with women becoming primary targets and suffering unprecedented casualties. Yet they are simultaneously emerging as necessary partners in brokering lasting peace and as leaders in forging new international laws governing conflict. With depth and complexity, Women, War & Peace spotlights the stories of women in conflict zones from Bosnia to Afghanistan and Colombia to Liberia, placing women at the center of an urgent dialogue about conflict and security, and reframing our understanding of modern warfare.

On of the 5 in the series is the powerful story of Pray the Devil Back to Hell is the astonishing story of the Liberian women who took on the warlords and regime of dictator Charles Taylor in the midst of a brutal civil war, and won a once unimaginable peace for their shattered country in 2003. As the rebel noose tightened around the capital city of Monrovia, thousands of women – ordinary mothers, grandmothers, aunts and daughters, both Christian and Muslim – formed a thin but unshakeable line between the opposing forces. Armed only with white T-shirts and the courage of their convictions, they literally faced down the killers who had turned Liberia into hell on earth. In one memorable scene, the women barricaded the site of stalled peace talks in Ghana and refused to move until a deal was done. Their demonstrations culminated in Taylor’s exile and the rise of Africa’s first female head of state, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Inspiring and uplifting, Pray the Devil Back to Hell is a compelling example of how grassroots activism can alter the history of nations.

Watch the full episode of Pray the Devil back to Hell

Veteran Feminists of America (VFA)

VFA is a nonprofit organization for veterans of the Second Wave of the feminist movement. The goals are to enjoy the camaraderie forged during those years of intense commitment, to honor ourselves and our heroes, to document our history, to rekindle the spark and spirit of the feminist revolution and act as keeper of the flame so that the ideals of feminism continue to reverberate and influence others 

One Billion Rising

In 2013, One Billion Women and Men shook Earth through dance, song, action to rise in solidarity to end violence against women and girls!

This continues today - this is a global revolution - join us, rise in solidarity.

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Jane Seybold greeting guestsWe host several events and have a presence at various philanthropic events through the year and rely heavily on our volunteers to help with activities prior to and following the event. If you'd like to meet more people and become inspired, educated and empowered, we create an environment for you to find your purpose and take action toward fulfilling your dreams of a better world.

To become involved in The Fusion Foundation, or to learn more about what we do in the community, please feel free to email us.