How can we ground ourselves in care and dance our revolution?
Let’s dance and see where it takes us
Thus ends the book
“What’s the point of revolution
if we can’t dance?”
In 2017 we began this journey to deepen a global dialogue from the South
about our experiences of care and protection.
The testimonials you will find here are part of our investigation.
How can we ground ourselves in care and dance our revolution?, an initiative by Tatiana Cordero (RIP), Executive Director of UAF-LAC, in collaboration with the Consortium of Urgent Action Funds and with the contribution of the Advisory Group.
During this path we asked ourselves about how we experience care and protection through our diversities, contexts, identities and trajectories.
Shall we dance together?
Our risks are situated in movement.
Despite its specificity in the here and now, we share a common context of violence and inequality that crosses borders.
Meet the activists
Black is my color. If the IBGE [Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics] comes here and asks, “what is your color?”, I am going to say that I am black (…) If the police are going to come to assassinate me, I am going to say, “I am black”.
—Maria Lucia da Silva | Brasil
We need time to talk, to listen to each other, to learn together and to make sense of what we live and experience.
Talking relieves, accompanies, and sometimes also heals. It requires openness, time and calm.
“I understood that if I don’t stop now, if I don’t listen to myself andunderstand my limitations, I’m going to burn out. It’s also an interesting conversation I’m having with myself”.
—- Salome Chagelishvili. Women’s Fund in Georgia|Georgia
Transforming financing together
Conversations about care and protection involve our socioeconomic conditions.
We invite you to read these testimonials to transform financing together.
Finding our roots in movement
“Sometimes pain moves us, sometimes joy moves us, but generally when we stay stuck in one emotion, life no longer becomes so pleasant for us.”
—Danelly Estupiñán Valencia | Colombia