Happy V-Season 2008!
We are now in the second week of 2008, the year that marks one decade of women and men, boys and girls in over 120 countries working together, dedicating their lives to ending the violence that affects one in every three women worldwide.
In just ten years V-Day has raised over $50 million, educated millions about the issue of violence against women and the efforts to end it, crafted international educational, media and PSA campaigns, launched the Karama movement in the Middle East, reopened shelters, and funded over 5000 community-based anti-violence programs and safe houses in Kenya, South Dakota, Haiti, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt and Iraq.
Each and every one of you has been instrumental in making V-Day into the incredible movement that it is today. And so we invite you to join us for the V-Day event of the decade, V TO THE TENTH at the New Orleans Arena and Louisiana Superdome. We hope you will join us in ushering in the next ten years where together we will go deeper, increase the power and CHANGE THE STORY OF WOMEN!
For tickets and more information please visit www.vday.org
Happy V-Season! Happy 2008! Happy V TO THE TENTH!
See you in New Orleans!
Sincerely,Salma Hayek, Oprah Winfrey, Jane Fonda, Jessica Alba, Jennifer Hudson, Glenn Close, Julia Stiles, Ali Larter, Sally Field, Marisa Tomei, Calpernia Addams, Rosario Dawson, Kerry Washington, Common, Eve, and Charmaine Neville*
V TO THE TENTH WEBSITE LAUNCHES!
Visit V-Day's new V To The Tenth website for information on the V-Day event of the decade at the New Orleans Arena and Louisiana Superdome, Friday - Saturday, April 11 - 12, 2008.
Visit www.vday.org and be taken into our virtual V-World were you can:
- Buy Tickets for V To The Tenth
- Get all the latest V To The Tenth news and updates
- Watch exclusive videos of some of V-Day's fantastic activists from all over the world
- Read about the Katrina Warriors Network and the 2008 V-Day Spotlight Campaign on the Women of New Orleans
- Find out how YOU can get involved in V To The Tenth in your own community and in New Orleans
- Sign up for V To The Tenth and SUPERLOVE e-mail blasts
- Review all of V-Victories over the last ten years in the new Ten Years of V-Day Timeline
- Sign up to hold a V-Day event
- Search for a V-Day in your area
- Read the new V-Men Blog curated by Mark Matousek
- And much more!
Over the next few months we will be adding more new and exciting features so stay tuned!
Be A Part of V-Day's Largest V-Season!
V-Season 2008 is V-Day's largest V-Season to date with 1243 events already signed up to take place all over the world from Shenzhen, China to Stockholm, Sweden from Canberra, Australia to Lagos, Nigeria, not to mention events taking place in all 50 United States.
V-Season is from January 1st - March 31st and will culminate with V-Day's mega two-day anniversary celebration in New Orleans Friday - Saturday, April 11-12 at the New Orleans Arena and Louisiana Superdome - V TO THE TENTH!
Each year V-Day increases awareness by focusing on a specific group of women in the world who are resisting violence with courage and vision. In 2008, the spotlight is turned to New Orleans and the Gulf South. The spotlight will highlight the daily ongoing work of women in their communities who have steadfastly kept New Orleans and the Gulf South alive with little to no resources. These women - "Katrina Warriors" - will be honored for their strength and resilience in the face of devastating loss. The spotlight will bring global attention and funds so that women may be safe and empowered in a region whose pulse beats like no other.
It's not too late to join the thousands of other V-Day activists and become a 2008 V-Day Organizer!
Join the movement and bring V-Day to your city, your community, your college, your university or your high school!