Meet To Sleep
Meet To Sleep invites all women, girls, persons to become Action Heroes, by taking a nap in their very own public parks. Action Heroes assert the right to live free from fear and defenceless, and free from fear. Sleep is protest. We sleep to create new narratives, new memory for our bodies, ourselves, and our public environments.
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.
This is a global call to action.
Meet To Sleep has been built in over 25 places, including Bangalore, Chennai, Lucknow, Dimapur, Kohima, Delhi, Pune, Kolkata, Surat, Mumbai, Panjim, San Francisco, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Vadodra, Jodhpur, Islamabad, Kararchi, Lahore, Chandigarh, Ranchi, Kandwari !
Any woman or person can build Meet To Sleep. Meet To Sleep, has been built by approximately 500 women and girls, across India and also Pakistan. The intervention has been built and led by both citizens and feminist allies over the years, including Sangat, Why Loiter, Girls at Dhabas, Jagori , One Billion Rising, Hidden Pockets, Global Concerns India, Radio Active, Vimochana, Malleswaram Social, Homescreen Network, Breaththrough, North East Network, CAFP India, Chhoti Si Khushi, Sahas Foundation, Azad Foundation, Srijanatmak Manushi Sanstha, Start Up , Srijan Foundation, Red Brigade, Center For Health and Social Justice and more.
Meet to sleep for nirbhaya ,
December 16th marks the date Jyoti Singh, was gang raped and murdered.
Meet To Sleep in memory of Jyoti Singh.