Each year since 2002, the international community has come together on June 12 to mark World Day Against Child Labor. According to estimates of the International Labor Organization (ILO), over 215 million children…
A post about dance and social change in Punjab on the American India Foundation blog!
Not only Yoga is universal. So is movement, dance. Our bodies. Our expression, our dignity, our understanding. Through movement we can see each other in the same light. How beautiful and bright.
"Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo: The Busara contemporary dance group rehearse a production about child soldiers at an arts centre."
Free Body Project, raising awareness of human trafficking through dance, is now on Kickstarter! Catch a glimpse of their amazing work:
Funds from this campaign will go toward the creation of a dance and awareness raising film made in collaboration with Kolkata Sanved, a non-profit saving lives through dance in India.
Through video and the physicality of dance, the Free Body Film explores how we are altered when faced with the daunting truth of human trafficking. How do we reckon with the understanding that this human rights abuse is happening to women around us? How do we make a difference?
Human trafficking is a big problem in Oregon. More people need to know about it. Dance is a powerful tool for communication, expression, and healing. Awareness raising, while it does not seem like much, is an incredibly important step in moving toward a world free of trafficking. Through awareness raising we may change negative stigmas, allow community members to identify signs of human trafficking and report them, and encourage law makers to support victim-centered policies.
Skip a fancy coffee and donate $3. Every dollar counts- supporting such a unique endeavor will make you feel better than caffeine can!
Together we move for freedom.
The field of dance activism- of using dance and movement as tools for catalyzing positive social change across the globe- is gaining momentum!!
I am so thrilled that Move this World is presenting the First International Conference on Social Change Through the Art of Movement.
We are all movers, using our bodies to speak and express. Movement connects us across time and space. Our ancestors danced as we do. Except that we are changing the world with our dances.
SOCIAL CHANGE THROUGH THE ART OF MOVEMENT- learn more about the event to take place in the Philippines on April 22, 23, and 24.