“Dear Vampyre Community, would you please grant me a few minutes of your time to read about this important cause and my idea to get the voices of women and children heard through this initiative?” – Stephen Steenkamp.
This is a request received from Mr Steenkamp addressed to the SA Vampyre Community. He is compiling an anthology of written material into a book which will be sold to raise funds for charity in support of the One Billion Rising campaign and its message of hope to women and children around the world.
“I am independent from the organization, but I work with some of the organizers to spread the word.” Mr Steenkamp said. “I will be joining the events happenings in Westonaria where the book will be sold at first and hopefully later conquer the world!”
“Anthology to the ONE BILLION RISING campaign.
Stephan Steenkamp is compiling an anthology for the event that will take place 14.02.13
The Anthology will consist of a combination of poetry written by school learners and a few well known poets such as Mpho Khosie and Bernadette Muthien, also the speeches delivered by Thelma Simpson and Phyllis Malope on the day of the event. It will also include artworks by well known and upcoming artists, Senzo Shabangu, an internationally known artist donated a piece specially for the anthology.
We are trying to raise funds for the printing of this anthology to get the voices of our women and children heard. It will be greatly appreciated if you would be so kind as to make a donation to this cause. The funds raised by the sales of the anthology will be donated to the One Billion Rising campaign.”
What is the One Billion Rising campaign? The website says the following:
ONE BILLION PEOPLE WILL BE RISING. WILL YOU? The United Nations estimate that one in three women will be raped or beaten in her lifetime! JOIN US on 14.02.2013 to END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN & CHILDREN. Please join the ONE BILLION RISING campaign, designed to show the world our collective strength, our numbers, and our solidarity across borders. Your participation is vital!
WE CANNOT REACH ONE BILLION WITHOUT YOU!
14.02.2013 will be a Valentine’s Day with a DIFFERENCE… one with a PURPOSE that will be recorded in the annals of World History as a GLOBAL REVOLUTION TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN & CHILDREN!
Invite ALL your friends, school mates, colleagues, and your ‘virtual’ friends on social networks to join you and RISE, WALK, SING & DANCE on the 14.02.13!
Be part of the GLOBAL REVOLUTION and arrange a “Flash mob” (Between 10 – 20 people) and DANCE at the Train station, the Taxi rank, the Bus stop, in any public space, at your gym, on your school grounds, outside your work buildings anytime convenient for you between 08h00 – 18h00. Arrange a picket next to the road or ask friends and colleagues to pose with a poster declaring their support for the campaign. Visit the campaign website: www.onebillionrising.org
For more information, please feel free to contact Mr S. Steenkamp at
076 430 5395