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International Women's Day singing to support local domestic violence services
Sat, Mar 7 2015 12pm to 2:30pm
Dalston, London -
International Women's Day singing to support local domestic violence services

Celebrating the achievements, struggles and general awesomeness of women in London and across the world. '"The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights" - Gloria Steinem “Without justice there can be no love.” - Bell Hooks My Heart Sings Tues night women's group will be sharing songs of struggle and celebration in Dalston (Ridley Road Market, Dalston Square, Dalston Junction Station, Kingsland Shopping centre, Eastern Curve garden) on Saturday 7th March around lunchtime. This will be done in an informal busking style )where we will be and when is weather dependent) We wanted to collect money in buckets for local organisations supporting women, particularly women experiencing domestic violence and abuse. This has turned out to be an administrative/legal nightmare. So instead we're going to do a collection between us singers and use leaflets and petition-signing (and songs of course!) to shout out about the important work of the following local organisatons: Latin American Women's Aid, who provide refuge and advice services to Latin American and other Black and Minority Ethnic women and children experiencing domestic violence. Islington council is proposing to cut LAWA's funding, which will endanger the culturally-tailored services it provides. Please sign and share the petition to Islington council here https://www.change.org/p/councillor-richard-watts-ensure-continued-funding-to-latin-american-women-s-aid-refuge-at-appropriate-levels You can donate to their emergency fund, which will go directly to keeping the refuge running, here: https://www.justgiving.com/latinamericanwomensaid/ Some other local orgs providing domestic violence services are- Imece http://imece.org.uk/ Imkaan http://imkaan.org.uk/ nia http://www.niaendingviolence.org.uk/ A list of other organisations working in Hackney is here http://ineqe.com/chscb/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/DV-Support-Agencies.pdf Do you know of any others? We'll also be handing out flowers to women and getting folks to sing with us. And having some lunch together and heading to the Million Women Rise rally afterwards If you would like to join in or just come and see us on the day, please email info@myheartsings.co.uk for more info and with any accessibility needs. All self-identifying women welcome, children welcome with accompanying adults. You can also support this by: a) Sharing this event with other women and women's organisations in East London b) Donating to any of the organisations listed c) Signing and sharing the petition to stop the closure of LAWA above d) Sign this petition and supporting the activism of Sisters Uncut and others who are trying to fight the onslaught of cuts in government funding for domestic violence services https://www.change.org/p/uk-government-get-serious-about-ending-violence-against-women

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