Sonia Sanchez - TBR Board of Directors - is an African-American poet most often associated with the Black Arts Movement. She has authored over a dozen books of poetry, as well as plays and children's books. She was a recipient of 1993 Pew Fellowships in the Arts. Sanchez is a poet, playwright, professor, activist and one of the foremost leaders of the Black Studies movement. http://soniasanchez.net/
Will You Rise? One in three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network estimates that someone is assaulted every two minutes in the U.S., although that’s probably an underestimation, since more than 50 percent of sexual assaults still go unreported. One Billion Rising, Eve Ensler’s revolution against rape, believes that one billion women violated is an atrocity and that one billion women dancing is a revolution.