Inmates Rising

1bill1 Billion Rising is the invitation to “ONE BILLION women and those who love them to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to this violence. ONE BILLION RISING will move the earth, activating women and men across every country.”

This last month, a “group of choreographers visited San Francisco County jails to make sure inmates were able to participate in the global actions ” (Rivas).

Lately I’ve been thinking ways to incorporating events happening outside of the prisons and jails and how to make them available for people behind bars to participate in… beyond sharing an video that has been taped and then approved to be viewed inside of an institution. While this program is not directly library related, it makes me continue to think about how to provide effective programming that can build community with fellow inmates and on a larger scale outside of the institution.

Read more about this program: San Francisco Jail Inmates Dance to Stop Sexual Violence


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