Dance is healing action! Take action! Dare to dance!
Do you want to join the debate but not add to the hate? Do you want to care for yourself and care for the community? Do you want to experience activist work in a totally different way?
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Every year on Good Friday, thousands protest Planned Parenthood; in response, Planned Parenthood holds a counter-protest called Solidarity Day. Don’t You Feel It Too? creates a liberatory, non-dual practice in this highly charged space. Join us for a DYFIT dance-action, and experience our unique form of art-healing-activism at this conflict zone.
WHO: Anyone can participate, FREE, all levels of movement and dance welcome.
WHEN: Friday, March 30 from 12:30-2:00pm
WHERE: Meet at 12:30pm for instructions, at the welcome tent in front of E & L Bindery, 708 Vandalia St, St Paul, MN 55114
HOW: Bring earbuds and your best pocket music; dress for the weather. (We'll have extra earbuds if you forget yours.)
WHY: Here is a statement of why we dance.
Presented by Don't You Feel It Too? If you are new to DYFIT, check out this video.
"By encouraging me to dance authentically, this practice helped me think and feel authentically. Being present at the Planned Parenthood event with a clear mind was very important to me because I could reflect more thoughtfully on why exactly I was there, what exactly my values are, and how I aspired to engage with the people around me at that time—those who may be vulnerable, those who may hold power/influence, those who agree with me and those who disagree with me, etc. DYFIT helped me clarify my intentions in the space." - Liz, 2017 participant
"It was such a beautiful way to 'protest'–to just be there, to be yourself, to let yourself feel everything you were feeling, and to be so embodied through the dancing. Conflicts around abortion and women's reproductive health are often hard to talk about, particularly to those with opposing views. It felt much more moving and deep and effective to me than a lot of other protest activities I've been a part of, which was impactful for me since this is a very important issue to me." - Margot, 2017 participant
This activity is part of a series of 12 self and community care workshops and events. It is made possible by the Headwaters Foundation for Justice; and by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
Photo credit: John Pocklington