V TO THE TENTH - APRIL 11-12, 2008 IN NEW ORLEANS - ANNOUNCED!
V-DAY'S 10TH ANNIVERSARY
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V-Day will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2008. To celebrate the last ten years of ending violence against women and girls and welcome the next ten years, thousands of V-Day benefits are scheduled throughout the U.S. and the world from Shenzhen, China to Stockholm, Sweden from Canberra, Australia to Lagos, Nigeria. To coincide with these events, Eve Ensler will embark on a nationwide 20-city V To The Tenth speaking tour.
In February, Random House will release the 10th anniversary edition of The Vagina Monologues and the paperback edition of Ensler's most recent book, Insecure At Last.
V-Day's 2008 season will culminate with a 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.
2008 SPOTLIGHT ON WOMEN OF THE GULF SOUTH - KATRINA WARRIORS
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.
"V to the Tenth will celebrate our victories and usher in the next ten years where together we will raise the stakes, go further, go deeper, increase the power and CHANGE THE STORY OF WOMEN. What happened in New Orleans and the Gulf South after the flood and storm represents the challenges that women face worldwide- violence, global warming, racism, lack of healthcare and education, financial insecurity, and the failure of local and national governments. All these are pieces of the story of violence that continues to impact women in the United States and around the world. V to the Tenth is a celebration, it is the call, the decision, the next step," - Eve Ensler.
V TO THE TENTH - NEW ORLEANS - APRIL 11-12, 2008
These events will lead up to V TO THE TENTH, the V-Day event of the decade, on April 11 - 12, 2008 at the New Orleans Arena and Louisiana Superdome.
On Saturday evening, April 12, V-Day will stage a once in a lifetime event featuring international performances of The Vagina Monologues, musical guests, V-Day activists from across the globe including Kenya, Afghanistan, Iraq, the Philippines, Democratic Republic of Congo and Eastern Europe, men standing up for women and much more.
CALPERNIA ADDAMS, GLENN CLOSE, ROSARIO DAWSON, ELLEN DEGENERES, JANE FONDA, SALMA HAYEK, JENNIFER HUDSON, ASHLEY JUDD, JULIA STILES, MARISA TOMEI, KERRY WASHINGTON, OPRAH WINFREY, and musicians PETER BUFFETT, TONI CHILDS, COMMON, EVE, CHARMAINE NEVILLE, and JOSS STONE have already signed on.*
The evening will open minds and hearts and raise much needed attention and funds for groups working to end violence against women and girls around the world, and in New Orleans and the Gulf South.
Tickets from $25-$1000 are on sale now. Visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1B003F5EC8C97006?artistid=1172255&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1
SUPERLOVE, SUPERDOME, April 11-12, 2008
Over the weekend, Friday - Saturday, April 11 -12, the Superdome will be transformed into SUPERLOVE. Activities will strengthen the V-Day model of empowerment by linking art and activism; building bridges across class, nationality and racial divides; and providing a center of caring, learning and healing for the local community. During the two days V-Day will reclaim the dome, transforming it into a place of empowerment and action.
Special wellness programs are being planned for the women of the Gulf South free of charge throughout the two days. The space will also feature events and programming - open to all - with international and local speakers (Carole Bebelle Rosario Dawson, Jane Fonda, Dr. Denis Mukwege, Suze Orman, NYC Council Speaker Chris Quinn, Rha Goddess, Kerry Washington and more), spoken word and performances, art installations, and more. V-Day activists from around the world can meet at the Superdome to network and connect with each other, and the women of the Gulf South.
***V-Day will announce the SUPERLOVE schedule in the coming weeks with tickets available online. Sign up for V-Day's Superlove newsletter to receive more information and program schedules. ***
For tips and resources on accommodation and travel to and from New Orleans, please visit http://www.vday.org/contents/v10/gettingthere
For more information on the event and V-Day's Ten Year Anniversary, please visit http://www.vday.org/contents/v10
To download the event poster with the first TBWA Chiat Day design, visit http://www.vday.org/contents/v10/getinvolved
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