skip navigation

V-Day Spends International Women's Day in New Orleans!

3/11/2008

V-DAY SPENDS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY IN NEW ORLEANS!

On Saturday, we celebrated the achievements of women worldwide who are working for human rights, equality, sexual freedom, reproductive rights and an end to violence against women and girls.

In this V-Day's ten year anniversary, International Women's Day means a little something extra, it marks the beginning of the next ten years of ending violence against women and girls where we will, with your help, change the story of women.


V-DAY HOSTS PRESS CONFERENCE IN NEW ORLEANS FOR V TO THE TENTH

On Friday March 7, V-Day Founder/Artistic Director Eve Ensler joined Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu, New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin, and Ashe Cultural Arts Center/Katrina Warriors Representative Carol Bebelle at a press conference at the W Hotel New Orleans to announce V-Day's 10th anniversary events in New Orleans and the V-Day Spotlight on the Women and girls of New Orleans and the Gulf South.

Eve updated the local media and local dignitaries on the events taking place and the Katrina Warriors Festival in the weeks leading up to V TO THE TENTH, April 11-12 at the New Orleans Arena and Louisiana Superdorme. Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu and Mayor Nagin both expressed their support of V TO THE TENTH and of holding the event in New Orleans. To read the press release, click here.

JUMPIN' IN THE PINK - FOR V TO THE TENTH - SECOND-LINE PARADE KICKS OFF THE KATRINA WARRIORS FESTIVAL AND V TO THE TENTH

In honor of V TO THE TENTH and International Women's Day, Ensler, the Katrina Warrior's Network and hundreds of women and men from the Gulf South marched and danced through the streets of New Orleans on Saturday for the Jumpin' In The Pink - For V TO THE TENTH Second-Line Parade.

Starting at the Ashe Cultural Center and culminating at Louis Armstrong Park, Jumpin' In The Pink - For V TO THE TENTH brought Katrina Warriors from all over the region together to celebrate the efforts of the Katrina Warriors Network to unite, activate, involve, and transform the women and girls of New Orleans and the Gulf South. The parade launched the Katrina Warriors Network Festival, which will include a month long slate of educational, cultural, and entertainment events of all shapes and sizes across the region leading up to V-Day's tenth anniversary celebration V TO THE TENTH on April 11-12.

V-Day's tenth anniversary weekend, which includes SUPERLOVE at the Louisiana Superdome and V TO THE TENTH at the New Orleans Arena, will honor women around the world, and women of New Orleans and the Gulf South, with performances, art, speakers, wellness activities, and more. Entry to SUPERLOVE is FREE. For the full schedule and list of participants, visit http://www.vday.org/superlove.

V TO THE TENTH will include performances by Oprah Winfrey, Faith Hill, Jennifer Hudson, Rosario Dawson, Jane Fonda, Kerry Washington, Charmaine Neville and many more. Tickets For V TO THE TENTH are on sale now $25 - $1000 at vday.org/tickets. The event is a benefit and will raise funds for groups ending violence against women worldwide, and in the Gulf South region.



READ more V-Mail back issues >