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The Tree of Life

8 Mar

Join Venus Collective in supporting Everyday Medicine Woman and Allyu Spa this Tuesday, March 8th to honor the 100th International Women’s Day at The Tree of Life:

Tuesday March 8th at Allyu Spa 600 W Chicago Ave

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My Name is Flor Contemplacion…

2 Mar

Join Venus Collective in supporting this amazing production in observance of International Women’s Day

Nara Movement Project in Cooperation with Calles y Sueños presents …

My Name is Flor Contemplacion: I was hanged this Afternoon
by: JB Capino

“On 17 March 1995, at about 6am, Flor Contemplacion, a Filipino migrant domestic worker aged 42 and the mother of four children, was hanged at Changi Prison on the order of a Singapore court. In the days and weeks immediately before and after the hanging, millions of Filipino citizens rose in protest at the death of a woman widely believed to be innocent.”

Directed by: Giau Truong
Performances by: Aimee Algas, Ginger Leopoldo and Je Nepomuceno

Calle y Sueños
1901 S. Carpenter, Chicago IL
(Carpenter/19th)

Friday March 4 – 8 PM
Saturday March 5 – 8 PM
Sunday March 6 – 6 PM

Tickets are $15 General Admission and $10 for Students.
For more information please email us at naramovement@gmail.com
pls call 312-401-9929

To purchase tickets:
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/user/eventstatus/158561

About Calle y Sueños:

“Calles y Sueños”, was founded in the 80’s by several Latino artists, as a creative response to the once prevalent artistic void that existed in Chicago’s Latino arts community. The intention was to nurture change and liberation that was expressed on a multitude of levels. Culturally and politically, the artistic community that was created by “Calles y Sueños” till this day continues to cultivate its Latino roots and plant new seeds. Its ever-evolving identity continues to germinate into new manifestations. As the community of “Calles y Sueños” grows, we still realize we are a “transplanted people growing in a jungle of alienation, racism and economic hardship.” Our roots and branches are connected by the intermediate hope of our creativity.


100th International Women’s Day!

27 Feb

This Tuesday, March 8th is the 100th International Women’s Day.

Amazing that all of our sisters and,  yes, brothers, have been struggling for peace & justice for women for so long. Inspiring to think of how far we’ve come and how far we still have to go.  International Women’s Day is celebrated all over the world, and there are still so many of our Sisters throughout the globe that continue to survive despite immense oppression, injustice  & violence.

Both to honor their continued struggles and to celebrate the freedom in which so many of us thrive, Venus Collective will be attending  “The Tree of Life: Honoring the Influence of Women in Community” an event hosted by Allyu Spa with Everyday Medicine Woman.

Tuesday March 8th at Allyu Spa 600 W Chicago Ave

Please join us in supporting these powerful & inspiring healers and activists as they honor three women doing inspiring work in the community.

“Our intention for this year’s celebration is to think globally and act locally. Throughout the world, if you want to get something meaningful done, you must get the women or mothers on board. Women who stay in their communities are like trees, offering sustenance, security, beauty and strengthen with age.” – Susan Lipshutz

If you’d like to RSVP to their facebook page click here.

If you’d like to see Venus Collective’s facebook page click here.

And if you have any questions, as always, email us at venuscollective@gmail.com

Love & Gratitude

11 Oct

We feel so blessed to be a part of such an amazing community! Love & gratitude to everyone in the Venus Family! From the amazing visual artists, performing artists, vendors & organizations to our male allies who volunteered before and during the event. From those who’ve supported us for years to those who we met last night.

Last night was truly a Soul Revival.

We will be posting pictures & updates soon. If you took any pictures last night please share them with us! We also openly welcome any and all feedback. Let us know what you thought about the event, the performers, the art, the vendors, the orgs, the set up, the space, the vibe, the flow, and the energy. Email us at venuscollective@gmail.com

Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day I can hear her breathing.

~Arundhati Roy

Venus Collective announce Rape Victim Advocates as the recipient of proceeds of Venus 2010 ~Just Be: Soul Revival~

9 Oct

The Venus Collective are more than honored to have RVA as the recipient of proceeds from Venus 2010…

 

RVA is an Illinois not-for-profit organization made up of many individuals with two primary goals: to assure that survivors of sexual assault are treated with dignity and compassion; and to affect changes in the way the legal system, medical institutions and society as a whole respond to survivors.

 

RVA focuses on both social service and social change. Through our presence in Chicago area emergency rooms, we provide nonjudgmental emotional support to victims of sexual violence, enabling them to become survivors. By providing basic legal and medical information, and referrals to other service organizations, we help the survivor make informed decisions. We also offer survivors continued support through telephone follow-up and our staff of counselors and legal advocates. Through these services, we enable survivors to regain control over their lives as quickly as possible. Through our work with the Chicago Police Department, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office and other area institutions, we strive to improve the treatment of survivors as a group in our society.  RVA offers three distinct program areas: Counseling (individual and group), Advocacy

(legal and medical) and Education & Training.

For more info about Rape Victim Advocates please visit their website: http://www.rapevictimadvocates.org/

 

VENUS COLLECTIVE BOOK DRIVE FOR WHITTIER MOMS DURING ~JUST BE: SOUL REVIVAL~ OCT.9TH 8:30PM-2:00AM

Whittier Mother’s Resistance

7 Oct

The Venus Collective is thrilled to announce that the extraordinary moms of Whittier Elementary will be speaking at the event about their 7-year struggle to save “La Casita” and turn it into a library.

You can help us support the moms by bringing BOOKS to donate for the library. We are accepting new or gently used books in Spanish or English. No books will be turned away but adult books for the moms featuring Women’s Studies will be greatly appreciated!

Check out www.saveourcenter.com for info about their work.

Missed the Broadcast? You can still hear the Show!

3 Oct

Big Ups to Harv Roman & Club Kids Radio @ WCEV 1450 AM and wcev1450.com for featuring Venus Collective today. Thank you to our supporters who called in!You can hear the podcast at www.wakeupdancing.com to hear it!

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