About Meet To Sleep
We sleep to create new narratives for our bodies, ourselves, and our public environments.
We, Meet To Sleep, to fight fear, we have long been taught to carry.
We, Meet to Sleep for the right to live defenceless. Trusting even.
We, Meet To Sleep, to create a new reality, through collective action.
We, Meet To Sleep because collective action is powerful and can create new collective memory.
Our bodies will, through new learnt experience, tell new stories ; located in belonging, connection, pride. Replacing fear, shame and violation.
We Meet To Sleep, to heal.
Action Sheroes across cities/ towns/ places champion #MeetToSleep 2018;
Sleep is Protest
We Meet To Sleep, in memory of Jyoti Singh, also known to the world as #Nirbhaya, the fearless one. Jyoti Singh was gangraped and murdered on December 16th, 2012. This year marks 6 years. This year, we #MeetToSleep remembering all those who said #MeToo and #NiUnaMenos. This year, we #MeetToSleep We sleep remembering what we know, and the stories that are yet to be told. We #MeetToSleep in solidarity.
Meet To Sleep was conceptualised by Jasmeen Patheja in 2008. The first public action for Meet To Sleep was held in 2014.
Between 2014 - 2018, Meet To Sleep has been built in over 29 towns, cities, regions including Agonda, Bangalore, Mumbai, Bhopal, Bokaro, Bidar, Chennai, Dimapur, Delhi, Hazaribag, Hyderabad, Islamabad, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Karachi, Kohima, Kolkata, Kochi, Lahore, Lucknow, Muzzafarpur, Panjim, Patiala, Pune, Shorampur, Srinagar, Vadodara, Kandbari, Jammu
The intervention been built in collaboration with individuals also known as Action Sheroes, and also feminist allies across India and Pakistan too. Between 2014 - 2018, the 37 Feminist allies include Akanksha Seva Sadan, Azad Foundation, Breakthrough, CAFP India, Delhi, Centre for Health and Social Justice, Delhi, Choti si Khushi, CLAAP, CREA, Femme Fridays, Gaurav Gramin Mahila Vikas Sanstha, Girls At Dhabas, Global Concerns India, Hidden Pockets, I Will Go Out, Jagori, Kashmir Women’s Collective, Kutch Mahila Vikas Sanstha, Mahila Mukhti Sanstha, Malleshwaram Social, NLUS, Northeast network, Olakh Foundation, One Billion Rising, Plan India +AV Baliga Trust + CASP, Delhi, Radio Active 90.4MHz Community Radio, Red Brigade Foundation, Sahas Foundation, Sahyogini, Sambhaavnaa Institute, Sangama, Bangalore, Sangat, Sneha Foundation, Srijan Foundation, Srijanatmak Manushi Sanstha, Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Vimochana, Where Are The Women, Why Loiter, Meet To Sleep, has been built by approximately 1000 women, girls and persons beyond gender binaries.
Women, girls and persons slept in parks and open fields across India and Pakistan. Meet To Sleep has been built from a total of 68 parks between 2014 - 2018.
15th Cross park, Malleshwaram, Bangalore, Agara Lake Park, Agonda Beach, Amarsons Garden, Bridge Candy, Bagh-E-Jinnah Lawrence Garden,Lahore, Balaji Park, Dwarka, Delhi, Baradari Gardens, Patiala, Barid Shahi Park, Bidar, Baseshar Nath Gotewale Smriti Udyan,Delhi, Bawana, Delhi, BBMP Park, Hebbal, Bangalore, Bokaro Park, Campal Children’s Park, Panjim, Central Park, Jaipur, Chembur Park, Chinar Park, Chittaranjan Vatika Park, Pune,Cubbon Park, Bangalore, Deer Park, Delhi, Eco Park, Empress Garden, Hawai Adda, Hiranandani Gardens, Mumbai, Hiranandani Joggers Park, I.P Extension Park, Indira Park, Hyderabad, Jahangirpuri Park, Delhi, Japanese Park, Delhi ,JP Nagar Park, Juhu Beach, Mumbai, Kalkaji, Delhi, Kalyanpuri Ambedkar Park, Delhi, Kamatibaug, Vadodara, Kempegowda International Airport Park, Lakaki Lake - Model Colony, Pune, Lodhi Garden, Delhi, Madanpur Khadar Public Park Delhi, Mangolpuri Public Park Delhi, Motilal Nehru Camp, Mughal Gardens, Srinagar, Nehru Apartment Park, Delhi, Neigborhood Park Bangalore,Nirmal Mahato Public Park, Hazaribag, Nirankari Colony North Delhi, Park in Bhopal, 2016, Park in Dimapur, 2017, Park in Ghaziabad, 2018, Park in Kandbari, 2017, Park in Kutch, 2018, Park in Islamabad, 2016, Park in, Karachi, 2016, Park in Mumbai, 2016, Park next to Andrew Scott School (primary) in East Delhi, 2017, Ram Manohar Lohia Park, Lucknow, Riverfront Park, Lucknow, Saket E Block Park, Delhi, Sambhaji Park, Pune, Sanjeevaiah Park, Hyderabad, Sarita Vihar, Delhi, Semmozhi park, Chennai, Shivalik Park, Dwarka, Delhi, Shorampur High School Open Field, Surajmal Park Kadkaddumma, Umaid Udyan, Jodhpur, Vasant Vihar, Delhi, Vasco De Gama Park Kochi, Victoria Memorial Park, Kolkata, Vivekananda Park, World War II Cemetary, Kohima
Kamla Bhasin Champions #MeetToSleep, 2017
Language: Hindi and English
Red Brigade Foundation, Lucknow, Meet To Sleep (2017)
Meet To Sleep for Jyothi Singh, 2018
Marking 6 years since the murder and gang rape of Jyoti Singh , over 600 Action Sheroes and 19 organisations built Meet To Sleep across 21 towns, villages and regions on 16th December, 2018. Read more here.
Meet to sleep for Jyoti Singh, 2017
Marking 5 years since the murder and gang rape of Jyoti Singh on Dec 16, 2017 - 22 organisations and collectives across India and Pakistan ( Girls at Dhabas) united in sleep. Read more here.
Meet To Sleep, 2016
Meet To Sleep in January, 2016 was a collective action co created by Girls At Dhabas, Pakistan and Action Heroes in Pune, Bombay, Bangalore, Delhi, Jaipur, Hyderabad and Why Loiter, Mumbai to name a few. Read more here.